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Stroke campaign 'saved 4,000 from serious disability'

A campaign to publicise stroke symptoms saved 4,000 people from long-term disabilities, according to Public Health England.

The Act Fast campaign highlighted the fact that problems with speech and weakness in the face and arms should prompt a call to 999.

But PHE says 10,000 more strokes could be prevented each year if mini-strokes were spotted and treated in time.

Jane Dreaper reports.

  • 02 Feb 2015
  • From the section Health
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