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False Posts in Facebook

There are two very dangerous posts doing the rounds in Facebook and other social media; one is about a 4th sign of stroke and the other about how to stop a heart attack in yourself.

They are complete and utter rubbish. Please do not blindly share, re-post, tweet or in any way keep them going and if a friend or colleague shares them then please respond with a comment or PM asking them to take it down as people try to follow the advice and fail to act properly.

The stroke ‘advice’ talks about the tip of the tongue pointing to one side or another as an extra to FAST whilst the heart attack advocates coughing hard to ‘bump’ your heart into the correct rhythm.

They are totally untrue.

The only correct action if you suspect either a stroke or heart attack, whether in yourself or another, is to call 999 or 112 immediately.

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