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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.
Researchers show how fish oil component helps in survival of injured retina, brain cells

Researchers show how fish oil component helps in survival of injured retina, brain cells

Global Kidney Health Atlas highlights huge gaps in CKD care and prevention

Global Kidney Health Atlas highlights huge gaps in CKD care and prevention

CRF Women's Heart Health Initiative to hold yoga fundraiser in NYC for improving cardiovascular care

CRF Women's Heart Health Initiative to hold yoga fundraiser in NYC for improving cardiovascular care

Scientists reveal Connshing syndrome as new cause of hypertension

Scientists reveal Connshing syndrome as new cause of hypertension

Sugary drinks may impact memory and diet alternatives could cause dementia

Sugary drinks may impact memory and diet alternatives could cause dementia

Excess sugar in sports drinks and diet soda may damage the brain, research suggests

Excess sugar in sports drinks and diet soda may damage the brain, research suggests

New article finds rising trend in hospitalization for hypertensive emergency with reduction in mortality

New article finds rising trend in hospitalization for hypertensive emergency with reduction in mortality

Preliminary study reveals promising results of new treatment for progressive MS

Preliminary study reveals promising results of new treatment for progressive MS

Study focuses on using telemedicine to manage sports-related concussions

Study focuses on using telemedicine to manage sports-related concussions

Research findings could lead to new approaches for preventing infections after stroke

Research findings could lead to new approaches for preventing infections after stroke

Researchers develop sensor-equipped gloves to accurately measure muscle stiffness

Researchers develop sensor-equipped gloves to accurately measure muscle stiffness

Study finds link between circadian variations in body temperature and arousal in brain-injured patients

Study finds link between circadian variations in body temperature and arousal in brain-injured patients

Study shows evidence that old drug may provide relief for advanced Parkinson's disease patients

Study shows evidence that old drug may provide relief for advanced Parkinson's disease patients

AATS consensus statement offers guidance on surgical ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation

AATS consensus statement offers guidance on surgical ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation

Cannabidiol shows promise to reduce seizures for people with difficult-to-treat epilepsy

Cannabidiol shows promise to reduce seizures for people with difficult-to-treat epilepsy

New NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center to focus on developing neural technologies

New NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center to focus on developing neural technologies

Study shows possibility to reduce antipsychotic use among nursing home residents with dementia

Study shows possibility to reduce antipsychotic use among nursing home residents with dementia

3D-printed phantom of stenotic intracranial artery helps standardize vessel-wall MRI protocols

3D-printed phantom of stenotic intracranial artery helps standardize vessel-wall MRI protocols

‘Vertical integration’ of healthcare leads to fewer hospital readmissions

‘Vertical integration’ of healthcare leads to fewer hospital readmissions

International survey reveals 16% of children in pediatric ICUs have acute neurological conditions

International survey reveals 16% of children in pediatric ICUs have acute neurological conditions