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Serious Warning: People Are Now Getting Strokes At A ‘Younger’ Age…New Report Reveals

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The average age at which people suffer strokes has dropped over the past decade, according to new figures.

It fell from 71 to 68 for men between 2007 and 2016, while for women, the age fell from 75 to 73.

While the majority – 58 percent – of strokes still happen in older age, 38% occur between the ages of 40 and 69, according to data from Public Health England.

This is up from 33 percent in 2007.

Experts have now urged people to be aware of the signs of a stroke, as the research shows the condition does not just affect the elderly.

Professor Julia Verne, director of PHE, said: “Stroke is still one of the leading causes of death in England.

“While it’s often associated with older people, the latest research shows that people are having strokes at a younger age.

“Everyone needs to be aware of the signs.”

A stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, and is the third most common cause of premature death in the UK.

There are about 32,000 stroke-related deaths in England each year.

Experts say getting the patient to the hospital as soon as you see even one of the symptoms develop – in the face, arms and speech – is essential.

“Speedy treatment will help prevent deaths and disability,” Verne says.

People aged between 40 and 74 have been urged to get health check to identify if they are at risk of a stroke.

Juliet Bouverie, chief executive of the Stroke Association, said: “We have said time and again that stroke devastates lives in an instant.

“Almost two thirds of stroke survivors leave hospital with a disability, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

“The faster you seek and receive emergency specialist treatment for stroke, the better your chances of making a good recovery.”

Source: Yahoo News UK

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Government official has a hand in the present situation of the country – Babangida

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Government official has a hand in the present situation of the country – Babangida

Former Military president of Nigeria, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has disclosed that the government has a hand in the mayhem going on in the country.

The 79-year-old made this remark owing to the massacre in Lekki toll gate and other parts of the country. He quoted Gen. Sani Abacha and disclosed that any insurgency that exceeds 24hours is being manipulated by the government.

Taking to his Twitter page he wrote;

“Once again, I will like to quote Late Gen. Sani Abacha: “Any Insurgency that lasts more than 24 hours, a government official has a hand in it.”

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RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

A young Twitter user called Oke who tweeted around 1:54 PM saying “Nigeria will not end me” has been shot by the Nigerian police force.

His demise has sparked reactions on the microblogging platform as Nigerians mourn the fearless youth.

https://twitter.com/meksclint/status/1318951129250758656?s=20

Here are some reactions from Nigerians;

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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Explodes Over #LekkiMassacre Of #EndSARS Protesters

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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Explodes Over #LekkiMassacre Of #EndSARS Protesters

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the attack on peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.

It was reported earlier that soldiers of the Nigerian Army invaded a peaceful protest at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday evening.

Reacting to the attack on the peaceful protesters in Lagos in a tweet, Kanu, a director of Radio Biafra, said it is “shocking that Southern Nigerians are tolerating a Northern Muslim” President Muhammadu Buhari “using the Army to kill unarmed Southern #EndSARS protesters in Lagos” on a “Southern soil”.

The apparently furious IPOB leader wondered if “Southern Christian President” would ever “contemplate killing unarmed Northern Muslim protesters in Kano”, northern Nigeria.

Kanu tweeted: It’s shocking that Southern Nigerians are tolerating a Northern Muslim @NGRPresident using the Army to KILL unarmed Southern #EndSARS protesters in Lagos, a Southern soil? Would a Southern Christian President ever contemplate killing unarmed Northern Muslim protesters in KANO?”

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