Woman suffers TWO strokes by the age of 30 (defying odds of a billion to one) – but says ordeal helped her finally find love

Woman suffers TWO strokes by the age of 30 (defying odds of a billion to one) – but says ordeal helped her finally find love Colette Boyd, from Glasgow, suffered her first stroke aged just 28 Against odds of a billion to one, suffered another stroke a year later Missing the buzz of working in an office, she visited an internet chatroom There met now-husband Pete, 46, who has shared love of music and football By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:41 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:59 GMT, 20 February 2013 True love: Collette Boyd suffered TWO strokes by the age of 30, but says her ordeal helped her meet her husband Pete A woman who suffered two strokes before the age of 30 – defying odds of a billion to one – has finally found love thanks to her illness.

The best Christmas present ever: Parents" joy as daughter, 4, makes miraculous recovery from a STROKE

Parents' joy as daughter, 4, makes miraculous recovery from a STROKE Mabel's father thought she had food poisoning after she fell ill during a shopping tripShe was rushed to hospital after her condition worsened and an MRI scan revealed she had suffered a strokeShe was then sent by helicopter to a specialist hospital where surgeons managed to stem the bleedingThe youngster had to re-learn how to walk but within a week she ran out of the hospital.

Twice as many patients dying because of poor care after operations than previously thought

Twice as many patients are dying because of poor care after operations than previously thought Death rate higher in Britain than countries such as Finland and EstoniaNearly four in 100 people having common forms of surgery die as a resultPatients are dying from blood poisoning, kidney failure and heart attacks | UPDATED: 06:59 GMT, 21 September 2012 Sloppy NHS care after operations is costing the lives of thousands of patients, research shows.

Fishing for blood clots: The net that dramatically reduces stroke deaths

Fishing for blood clots: Tiny metal net dramatically reduces stroke deaths Tiny wire net expands inside blood vessel 'catching' the clotResearchers say it can effectively reverse a stroke while it is happening | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 27 August 2012 Doctors could soon be using small nets to retrieve blood clots from the brains of stroke patients, according to researchers.

Aspirin "can reduce the risk of throat cancer"

Aspirin 'can reduce the risk of throat cancer' by targeting cells known to be high risk factor Painkiller reduced a major risk factor for throat cancer by 44 per cent | UPDATED: 16:25 GMT, 24 July 2012 Wonder drug: Aspirin has now been linked to reducing a major risk factor of throat cancer Aspirin can reduce the risk of throat cancer, according to a new study.

The deadly rise of “hippy crack”: For celebrities, it’s the party drug du jour. Now inhaling laughing gas – is spreading to…

The deadly rise of “hippy crack”: For celebrities, it”s the party drug du jour. Now inhaling laughing gas – is spreading to middle-class living roomsCoronation Street actress Michelle Keegan has been spotted taking the drug Even Prince Harry was seen indulgingin nitrous oxide two years agoEffects can cause strokes, hallucinations, seizures, blackouts, incontinence, stress on the heartSuch is the ease of availability that it has even infiltrated middle-class living rooms

Thousands of over-75s "are being denied statins by GPs" that could prevent heart attacks and strokes

Thousands of over-75s 'are being denied statins by GPs' that could prevent heart attacks and strokes Researchers believe doctors are worried about the possible side-effects | UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 13 July 2012 Thousands of the elderly are being denied vital drugs that could prevent heart attacks and strokes, scientists claim.

How statins "leave 40% of women patients exhausted": Those at low risk better off NOT taking them, scientists say

How statins 'leave 40% of women patients exhausted': Those at low risk better off NOT taking them, scientists say | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 12 June 2012 The energy-sapping effect of taking statins is greater than previously thought, scientists said last night.

Stem cells are identified as real culprit behind heart attacks after case of mistaken identity that could revolutionise treatments

Stem cells are identified as real culprit behind heart attacks after case of mistaken identity that could revolutionise treatmentsScientists previously thought heart attacks and strokes were caused by smooth muscle cellsStem cells multiply and caused arteries to hardenHeart attacks affect 90,000 and strokes 150,000 in Britain every year | UPDATED: 16:17 GMT, 6 June 2012 The real culprit behind heart attacks and strokes is stem cells, researchers have claimed in a landmark study that could revolutionise treatment.