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Stroke recovery clue from patient walking speed

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Health Desk-29 Oct 2019: World-leading research is helping scientists find new ways of trying to help younger people who have had a stroke get back to work.

The study led by Manchester Metropolitan University found the speed a patient can walk is a major factor in determining how likely they are able to return to the workplace.

Researchers have been working with physiotherapists and patients in Wales.

It includes moving rehabilitation outdoors, including the Brecon Beacons.

The average age to have a stroke in the UK is 72 for men and 78 for women.

But there has been a 40% worldwide rise in people under 65 who have strokes in the last decade, according to the researchers.