From another site, extract:

Who would do such a thing? The same sort of people who have perpetuated some of the top urban legends such as the claim that Mr. Rogers had a former secret career as a trained assassin, and that ATM users can quickly contact police in the event of an attempted robbery by entering their PIN in reverse. The cyberspace is full of lies disguised as inspiration, political alerts, health warnings, and prayers. Many come complete with enhanced photographs. The ones that are especially ironic are those that state, “Even Snopes has confirmed this,” along with a link to Snopes that attributes it as false. People who forward such emails, obviously do not check the link themselves. (source: To Forward or Not to Forward? By Patti Maguire Armstrong

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Stroke has a new indicator - Fact or Fiction?

Received in today's email.
They say if you email this to ten people, you stand a chance of saving one life. Will you send this along? Blood Clots / Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator: the Tongue say's it is a mixture of fact and fiction:
The advice given in this much-circulated e-mail appears to be sound, although it needs be pointed out that it has yet to be endorsed by the American Stroke Association. It was drawn from a report presented in February 2003 at the American Stroke Association's (ASA) 28th International Stroke Conference, and news of it can be found on the American Heart Association's (AHA) web site. However, as the ASA says in its official statement about the report, though the research was funded by a grant from the ASA, that body has not taken a position on the topic nor endorsed the test because the results, though positive, arose from a very small study. 
TRUE: Three simple tests can help diagnose the occurrence of a stroke. 
FALSE: Making a stroke victim bleed from his fingers will prevent further harm.
PARTLY TRUE: Asking a stricken victim to stick out his tongue can help diagnose a stroke.

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