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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.
Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds

Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds

Excessive sweating could be hyperhidrosis that often goes undiagnosed

Excessive sweating could be hyperhidrosis that often goes undiagnosed

New mathematical models show critical tipping point for swelling of brain cells

New mathematical models show critical tipping point for swelling of brain cells

UCLA study traces Pavlovian response to small cluster of brain cells

UCLA study traces Pavlovian response to small cluster of brain cells

Study identifies urinary biomarker that may help monitor progression of ALS

Study identifies urinary biomarker that may help monitor progression of ALS

UC researchers advocate ‘precision medicine’ approach to studying and treating Parkinson's disease

UC researchers advocate ‘precision medicine’ approach to studying and treating Parkinson's disease

Chemists develop biosafe luminescent nanoparticles for imaging tumors and blood vessels

Chemists develop biosafe luminescent nanoparticles for imaging tumors and blood vessels

Genotype-guided warfarin dosing linked to reduced risk of adverse events

Genotype-guided warfarin dosing linked to reduced risk of adverse events

New gene-silencing drugs cut cholesterol levels by half in early research

New gene-silencing drugs cut cholesterol levels by half in early research

Scientists to examine how stem cells proliferate faster in microgravity without side effects

Scientists to examine how stem cells proliferate faster in microgravity without side effects

Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy

Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy

Early treatment with stem cells can safely help recovery in stroke patients, study shows

Early treatment with stem cells can safely help recovery in stroke patients, study shows

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

Uninterrupted use of new anticoagulant reduces major bleeding events during atrial fibrillation ablation

Uninterrupted use of new anticoagulant reduces major bleeding events during atrial fibrillation ablation

Closing left atrial appendage linked to reduction in stroke risk for AFib patients

Closing left atrial appendage linked to reduction in stroke risk for AFib patients

CT scans reveal subclinical leaflet thrombosis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement

CT scans reveal subclinical leaflet thrombosis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement

Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery

Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery

Treating clogged arteries after heart attack improves outcomes, helps avoid subsequent procedures

Treating clogged arteries after heart attack improves outcomes, helps avoid subsequent procedures

Novel synthetic HDL-C injection shows no benefit on arterial plaques

Novel synthetic HDL-C injection shows no benefit on arterial plaques

Online behavioral intervention reduces systolic blood pressure by 10 mmHg, study finds

Online behavioral intervention reduces systolic blood pressure by 10 mmHg, study finds