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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.
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

Women with high-risk pregnancies far more prone to heart disease

Women with high-risk pregnancies far more prone to heart disease

Researchers synthesize nanoparticles with superior antioxidant properties to treat sepsis

Researchers synthesize nanoparticles with superior antioxidant properties to treat sepsis

Research opens possibilities for effectively guiding stem cells to repair brain damage

Research opens possibilities for effectively guiding stem cells to repair brain damage

Study finds key physical difference in the brains of people with PTSD

Study finds key physical difference in the brains of people with PTSD

Natural compound found in strawberries may help prevent age-related diseases

Natural compound found in strawberries may help prevent age-related diseases

Study reveals link between coffee and low mortality

Study reveals link between coffee and low mortality

New technology could help patients requiring stem cell therapies for Parkinson's, stroke, other diseases

New technology could help patients requiring stem cell therapies for Parkinson's, stroke, other diseases

Cancer diagnosis now more common than marriage, says MacMillan Cancer Support

Cancer diagnosis now more common than marriage, says MacMillan Cancer Support

Research could provide new insights into treatment of rare chronic pain condition

Research could provide new insights into treatment of rare chronic pain condition