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More work needed on acting F.A.S.T to limit stroke damage

By: Eastern Eye Staff

ASIAN women are more aware of the symptoms of a stroke than Asian men, a recent survey has found. The Stroke Act F.A.S.T. Campaign survey, as part of Public Health Eng­land (PHE), found 72 per cent of women knew the Act F.A.S.T acronym (Face, Arm, Speech, Time) compared to 62 per cent of men. It also found only 86 per cent of men were aware of the three most common signs of a stroke, compared to 91 per cent of females. The F.A.S.T campaign aims to make individuals aware of the four signs of a stroke – if the face…

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