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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.
Intensive blood pressure lowering reduces CKD patients' risks of heart disease and death

Intensive blood pressure lowering reduces CKD patients' risks of heart disease and death

Cognitive decline may be prevented using interventions but may be inadequate says report

Cognitive decline may be prevented using interventions but may be inadequate says report

Proton pump inhibitors do not increase risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease

Proton pump inhibitors do not increase risk for dementia or Alzheimer's disease

Study finds breastfeeding could lower a mothers risk of a heart attack or stroke later in life

Study finds breastfeeding could lower a mothers risk of a heart attack or stroke later in life

Genetic factors play significant role in causing ALS, study reveals

Genetic factors play significant role in causing ALS, study reveals

Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's disease

Researchers find new evidence that autoimmunity plays role in Parkinson's disease

Study identifies structural changes in genes that increase risk of Tourette syndrome

Study identifies structural changes in genes that increase risk of Tourette syndrome

Researchers develop new technique to boost quality of brain scans

Researchers develop new technique to boost quality of brain scans

Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation patients have higher rate of previous stroke, study finds

Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation patients have higher rate of previous stroke, study finds

Researchers highlight need for paradigm shift in management of type 2 diabetes

Researchers highlight need for paradigm shift in management of type 2 diabetes

Meaningful information can help create long-term memories

Meaningful information can help create long-term memories

NAMS publishes new position statement on use of hormone therapy to relieve menopause symptoms

NAMS publishes new position statement on use of hormone therapy to relieve menopause symptoms

Study: DBS shows promise for treating patients with post-stroke pain syndrome

Study: DBS shows promise for treating patients with post-stroke pain syndrome

New tool may predict chances for cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease

New tool may predict chances for cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease

DZHK study shows physical stress as risk factor for broken heart syndrome

DZHK study shows physical stress as risk factor for broken heart syndrome

SDSU neuroscientist explores how the brain works to retrieve correct word from memory

SDSU neuroscientist explores how the brain works to retrieve correct word from memory

Scorched earth ! Report paints grim outlook for global population, heatwaves

Scorched earth ! Report paints grim outlook for global population, heatwaves

AAN hosts free bike helmet giveaway in Minneapolis to raise awareness of head injuries

AAN hosts free bike helmet giveaway in Minneapolis to raise awareness of head injuries

Study reveals the body's systemic stem cell response to ACL injury

Study reveals the body's systemic stem cell response to ACL injury

New data reveals potential of snus in reducing impact of tobacco-related diseases

New data reveals potential of snus in reducing impact of tobacco-related diseases