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Luke Perry has suffered a massive stroke, it has been reported.

The 52-year-old is known for his role as Fred Andrews in The CW's Riverdale as well as Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills 90210.

He is said to have been rushed to hospital in Los Angeles. 

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Paramedics responded to Luke's home in the morning however it is not clear how his condition is now.

The news comes on the same day that the show in which he shot to fame in the 1990s – Beverly Hills, 90210 – is set for a reboot by Fox.

More to follow.

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You may think you’re making a healthy choice when reaching for a diet drink rather than its full-sugar counterpart, but new research has found you might actually be increasing your risk of dementia and stroke.

A study, published in The American Heart Association’s journal, examined more than 4,300 people.

According to the Evening Standard, the participants filled out  questionnaires noting their food and drink intake at three different points between the years 1990 and 2000.

Researchers then followed the group for 10 years, and observed 81 cases of dementia and 97 cases of stroke in that time.

A number of factors such as sex, calorie intake and exercise were adjusted and examined, but regardless of these, researchers found that people who drank at least one diet drink a day were almost three times as likely to suffer a stroke or dementia.

Matthew Pase of the Boston University School of Medicine, said: "Our study shows a need to put more research into this area given how often people drink artificially sweetened beverages.''

He also warned that although no relation was found between sugary drinks and an increased risk of dementia or stroke, consumers should not consider them a ‘healthy option’.

So, as the saying goes, everything in moderation girls! 

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

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If pouring a glass of wine is a nightly ritual in your house, then fair play to you for looking after your health.

Honestly, you're a credit to yourself, and we should all take a leaf out of your book by the sounds of things.

According to a study conducted by researchers in Cambridge and Sweden,  partaking in a tipple – especialy a small glass of red –  can help protect against ischameic stroke.

Ischameic stroke affects the individual when clots cut off the blood and oxygen to the brain and the sufferer is forced to learn how to walk and talk again.

So, where does vino come in exactly?

Scientists established that any alcoholic drink less than 1.5 units reduces protein levels which are known to cause blood clots.

"Previous research has found an association between alcohol consumption and lower levels of fibrinogen – a protein in the body which helps the formation of blood clots," explained lead author Dr Susanna Larsson.

While the study revealed that participants who consumed 1.5 units per night were 10 per cent less likely to suffer an ischaemic stroke, researchers are eager to highlight the dangers associated with excessive alcohol consumption.

"The adverse effect of alcohol consumption on blood pressure – a major risk factor for stroke – may increase the risk of haemorrhagic stroke and outweigh any potential benefit," they explained.

Still, it's good to know that the experts are all for our nightly glass…

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Kerry Katona’s husband, George Kay, has been rushed to hospital with signs of a potential stroke.

The mum-of-five took to Twitter last night to ask fans to pray for her husband.

“Asking you all to say a prayer for @mrgsjkay been taken into hospital with signs of a stroke xxx.”

Thankfully, the former rugby player went on Twitter himself later in the night to share hopes that he was suffering from Bell’s palsy, and not a stroke. The two can be easy to confuse as Bell’s palsy causes weakness or paralysis of the muscles in one side of the face, similar to the tell-tale signs of a stroke.

“Hoping it’s bells paisley (think that’s how you spell it) xxx,” the 35-year-old wrote.

Kerry and George have been married since September and together they have a one-year-old daughter, Dylan-Jorge. 

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Professor Yves Kamami, a leading global expert in snoring has spoken out about how if left untreated, snoring heavily can lead to snorers suffering from a stroke:

“Ninety per cent of snorers are 'simple snorers'. However, if you don't treat the snorers after a few years, it starts to become sleep apnoea syndrome. The patient stops breathing during the night – there is an obstruction at the back of the throat and nose.

“Because of the obstruction, there is a lack of oxygen going to the brain. So the patient is suffering from apoxia [oxygen deficiency in the blood]. This can lead to strokes and other major things.”

Men are most likely to suffer from sleep apnoea syndrome, but anyone can get it, even children. Common characteristics of people with sleep apnoea syndrome are being overweight, have large tonsils, a large tongue, a small jaw bone or a large neck (a circumference of 17 inches or above for men, 16 inches for women).

If you’re a heavy snorer and often wake up tired despite having slept through the night, you could have sleep apnoea syndrome. Kamami describes exactly what it is: “The patient stops breathing during the night due to an obstruction at the back of the throat and the nose. Because of the obstruction there is a lack of oxygen in the brain. Someone who has sleep apnoea or snoring does not have a restful night's sleep. They may suffer tiredness in the morning. With each passing year an ever greater number of ailments are linked to apnoea.

“Glaucoma of the eyes is caused by sleep apnoea. We have diabetes caused by sleep apnoea. Year after year we are seeing that sleep apnoea syndrome is causing many more diseases.”

Yikes! If you think you could be suffering from this, you should probably get it seen to ASAP!

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If you are frequently hostile to other people, a magnet for stress and look at the world as if it dealt you a hard blow, you may be doing more than just pushing people away.

Apparently, having a negative attitude means you are more likely to suffer from a stroke when you are older – eek.

The findings of a new study published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, looked at  nearly 7,000 men and women aged between 45 – 84 and found that over the years a total of 147 had strokes and  48 had a mini stroke.

Study leader Dr Susan Everson-Rose, from the University of Minnesota in the US, said: “There’s such a focus on traditional risk factors – cholesterol levels, blood pressure, smoking and so forth – and those are all very important, but studies like this one show that psychological characteristics are equally important. Given our ageing population, it’s important to consider these other factors that might play a role in disease risk.”

As the song goes: “Always look on the bright side of life” – it may actually keep you going for longer

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