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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.
Study may contribute to genetic understanding of high-altitude adaptation

Study may contribute to genetic understanding of high-altitude adaptation

Outdoor air pollution may increase risk of chronic kidney disease

Outdoor air pollution may increase risk of chronic kidney disease

Majority of people not being screened for AF and stroke risk factors, report reveals

Majority of people not being screened for AF and stroke risk factors, report reveals

Study opens new door to potential treatments for highly lethal brain tumors

Study opens new door to potential treatments for highly lethal brain tumors

UConn Health makes new 3D-printed model of arteries to help surgeons get practice

UConn Health makes new 3D-printed model of arteries to help surgeons get practice

Researchers receive NIH grant to develop non-invasive technology for detecting atrial fibrillation

Researchers receive NIH grant to develop non-invasive technology for detecting atrial fibrillation

People with high and low magnesium levels in blood may have increased risk of dementia

People with high and low magnesium levels in blood may have increased risk of dementia

Immune cells may play crucial role in helping the brain heal after hemorrhage or stroke

Immune cells may play crucial role in helping the brain heal after hemorrhage or stroke

School-based education about strokes can improve victims’ survival chances without lasting damage

School-based education about strokes can improve victims’ survival chances without lasting damage

Study overturns common belief about how proteins regulate formation of sensory interneurons

Study overturns common belief about how proteins regulate formation of sensory interneurons

Research deepens understanding of interconnection between nervous and immune system

Research deepens understanding of interconnection between nervous and immune system

Study compares effect of two osteoporosis medicines on fractures

Study compares effect of two osteoporosis medicines on fractures

New tablet-based video monitoring technology could alert onset of atrial fibrillation

New tablet-based video monitoring technology could alert onset of atrial fibrillation

Without price breaks, rural hospitals struggle to stock costly, lifesaving drugs

Without price breaks, rural hospitals struggle to stock costly, lifesaving drugs

Research provides insight into how imbalance in neural precursor cells may contribute to brain diseases

Research provides insight into how imbalance in neural precursor cells may contribute to brain diseases

Doctors and older patients should work together to dial back diabetes treatment, study suggests

Doctors and older patients should work together to dial back diabetes treatment, study suggests

Antidepressant users have higher risk of death than non-users, researchers find

Antidepressant users have higher risk of death than non-users, researchers find

New shingles vaccine gets FDA panel votes

New shingles vaccine gets FDA panel votes

Brain rewiring due to dopamine loss may be source of impaired movement in Parkinson's disease

Brain rewiring due to dopamine loss may be source of impaired movement in Parkinson's disease

Modified blood thinner may be first promising method to prevent repercussions after TBI

Modified blood thinner may be first promising method to prevent repercussions after TBI