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New drug trials offer hope to disabled stroke patients

Published on 14/01/2010
Scientists are in the process of developing a new drug that eases the paralysis caused by strokes, it has been revealed.

In trials, the medication restored up to 99 per cent of lost movement in some stroke patients, according to the Daily Mail.

Joanne Murphy, research liaison officer for The Stroke Association, commented: "Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability. Every year in the UK 150,000 people have a stroke and a third of these will be left with a disability.

"Weakness or paralysis is one of the most common problems after a stroke. It usually happens on one side of the body and can leave stroke survivors with mobility issues."

She added that around 40 per cent of strokes could be prevented by maintaining a healthy blood pressure, reducing alcohol intake, eating a balanced diet and giving up smoking.

The Stroke Association reports that an estimated 150,000 people suffer a stroke in the UK each year.
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