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A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to your brain stops. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. There are two kinds of stroke. The more common kind, called ischemic stroke, is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. The other kind, called hemorrhagic stroke, is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain. "Mini-strokes" or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), occur when the blood supply to the brain is briefly interrupted.
Speech language therapy delivered online provides comparable improvements as in-person treatment

Speech language therapy delivered online provides comparable improvements as in-person treatment

Depression among heart attack survivors can be deadly, yet is often ignored

Depression among heart attack survivors can be deadly, yet is often ignored

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

Research shows how the brain can become adaptive based on training

Research shows how the brain can become adaptive based on training

More than 100 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, latest CDC report reveals

More than 100 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, latest CDC report reveals

Latinos left out of clinical trials … and possible cures

Latinos left out of clinical trials … and possible cures

Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity linked to increased risk for neurocognitive problems in preterm infants

Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity linked to increased risk for neurocognitive problems in preterm infants

Research shows how dietary essential fatty acids can help treat Alzheimer’s, other diseases

Research shows how dietary essential fatty acids can help treat Alzheimer’s, other diseases

New tool can identify infants with tuberous sclerosis complex at increased risk of developing ASD

New tool can identify infants with tuberous sclerosis complex at increased risk of developing ASD

GPs prescribing anticoagulants to AF patients against official safety advice, study shows

GPs prescribing anticoagulants to AF patients against official safety advice, study shows

NIH researchers show how investigational drug works against rare, fatal genetic disease

NIH researchers show how investigational drug works against rare, fatal genetic disease

Researchers discover new role of enzyme in promoting self-destruction of axons

Researchers discover new role of enzyme in promoting self-destruction of axons

University of Warwick receives multi-million pound grant to improve healthcare in slums

University of Warwick receives multi-million pound grant to improve healthcare in slums

QMUL researchers secure £8.6m grant for global health research

QMUL researchers secure £8.6m grant for global health research

Medical transportation provider accused of disserving L.A.’s frail patients

Medical transportation provider accused of disserving L.A.’s frail patients

Working for many hours each day can increase risk of heart problems

Working for many hours each day can increase risk of heart problems

Study finds markers of long-term brain injury in the blood of boxers and fighters

Study finds markers of long-term brain injury in the blood of boxers and fighters

New study examines high school principals' perceptions about concussion

New study examines high school principals' perceptions about concussion

Mothers who breastfeed for at least 15 months may be less likely to develop MS

Mothers who breastfeed for at least 15 months may be less likely to develop MS

Stroke recovery may be delayed up to decades after injury, study shows

Stroke recovery may be delayed up to decades after injury, study shows