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Strokes hap­pen when part of the brain’s blood sup­ply is cut off. They can be life-threat­en­ing and must be treated ur­gently. Main symp­toms are the face drop­ping on one side, arms be­ing numb or weak, and speech be­com­ing slurred. The health-ser­vice acro­nym FAST helps re­mind you what to look for and when to re­spond – Face, arms, Speech, Time to call.

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