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
Snopes.com say's it is a mixture of fact and fiction:
The advice given in this much-circulated
28th InternationalStroke 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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