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A popular term for ego-gratifying verbalisations (e.g., compliments) bestowed on an individual by others.
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Kudos Psychology A popular term for ego-gratifying verbalizations–eg, compliments, bestowed on a person by others. See Social interaction Sports medicine The number of times the ball is whacked from tee-off to cup.
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Patient discussion about strokes

Q. Stroke My granny got stroke. Now she is in the hospital, but she doesn't identify me or my mother. When I asked her what are the season now - she answers that it's winter now. I don't know how to help her. What I have to prepare for?

A. I was sorry to hear about your grandmother. You should remeber that after the initial phase, there may be changes in her functioning, especially with rehabilitation program. It's a vast subject, so you can read about it here (, and also talk to other people in the stroke community here (

Q. Migraine stroke Hi, I'm 58 years-old male and I have migraines with aura since age 14. Two weeks ago, I felt weakness in the left side of my body, and at the hospital the doctors told me I had a stroke. I underwent several tests, but they still don't know the cause for the stroke (my lab tests are normal; I don't have diabetes or hypertension). My neurologist said that although it's very rare, he thinks that my stroke was caused by my migraine. I tried to find information about it, but couldn't find much – do you know where I can get some more info? Thanks!

A. I supposedly had two strokes that caused one sided weakness and temporary aphasia. The most recent time it happened, I went to a different hospital's ER where their neurologist and stroke specialist told me I have "complex migraines." Apparently this type of migraine can mimic a stroke with all the symptoms. If you look up "complex migraine" at or other similar sites, it will give you more informaton. My opinion, for what it's worth, is that I'd rather have a migraine than another stroke since migraines can be treated with preventive meds and/or meds that help the symptoms once it gets started.

Q. What Are the Risk Factors for Developing Stroke? My father had a stroke recently, at the age of 73. What are the risk factors for developing this?

A. Primary risk factors include:

1) smoking
2) excessive alcohol intake
3) uncontrolled high blood pressure
4) high cholesterol
5) overweight/unhealthy diet
6) illegal drugs/abuse of Rx drugs
7) known or unknown heart problems
8) diabetes
9) known or unknown vascular brain defects - aneurysm, etc.
10)family history of stroke

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Symptoms of a stroke also depend on how much of the brain tissue is deprived of blood supply.
Stroke remains a worldwide challenge as it causes many deaths and disabilities.
One in nearly every three people who suffered a stroke in the area in 2017/18 took more than the recommended four hours to be transferred to a stroke ward, new NHS Digital figures show.
Material and Methods: A total of 55 patients with age ranging from 20-80 years who were diagnosed with first ever stroke and reported within 150 days of the onset of stroke to rehabilitation setup were selected through non-probability purposive sampling.
Around 80 million people living in the world today have experienced a stroke and over 50 million survivors live with some form of permanent disability as a result.
Stroke is a leading cause of preventable death, but lack of awareness, education and resources are major barriers to stopping it.
795,000 Is the number of people who have a stroke every year, with three in four being first-time strokes.
Prevention of occurrence of new strokes is the key solution to the problem of the growing stroke burden.
STROKE is a condition resulting from sudden loss of blood supply to a part of the brain, either as a result of an obstruction or sudden rupture of the blood vessel supplying that part of the brain.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Oct 26 (ANI): World Stroke Day is observed on the 29th of October each year in order to focus world attention on stroke and its impact on human life.
WALES needs to invest more money in stroke services to prevent the country "sleepwalking into a crisis", it has been warned.
In general, intervention programs on stroke awareness are designed for adults with the general goal of expanding knowledge of stroke signs and symptoms including risk factors.