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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.
WHO announces two-year scheme to drive down the price of insulin

WHO announces two-year scheme to drive down the price of insulin

Omega-3 supplement continues to protect heart health without increasing prostate cancer risk

Omega-3 supplement continues to protect heart health without increasing prostate cancer risk

Treatment gaps exist for patients with peripheral arterial disease, 15-year study finds

Treatment gaps exist for patients with peripheral arterial disease, 15-year study finds

Experimental drug found to be effective at reducing bad cholesterol

Experimental drug found to be effective at reducing bad cholesterol

National trial seeks participants to test lifestyle treatments for metabolic syndrome

National trial seeks participants to test lifestyle treatments for metabolic syndrome

Scientists reverse learning and memory deficits with drugs in animal model of Down syndrome

Scientists reverse learning and memory deficits with drugs in animal model of Down syndrome

Age plays key role in the well-being of patients with Type 2 diabetes

Age plays key role in the well-being of patients with Type 2 diabetes

Woman with severe spinal cord injury recovers after treatment at Danbury Hospital

Woman with severe spinal cord injury recovers after treatment at Danbury Hospital

Gut microbes may alter the aging process, study finds

Gut microbes may alter the aging process, study finds

New type of bionic pacemaker

New type of bionic pacemaker

TACC announces role as key collaborator in NIH grant to study chronic pain and opioid dependence

TACC announces role as key collaborator in NIH grant to study chronic pain and opioid dependence

Good fitness linked to longer life without dementia

Good fitness linked to longer life without dementia

Study finds sex differences in treatment and outcome after stroke

Study finds sex differences in treatment and outcome after stroke

Climate change poses unprecedented threat to children's health

Climate change poses unprecedented threat to children's health

People who are illiterate may have greater risk of developing dementia

People who are illiterate may have greater risk of developing dementia

Tall people more likely to develop atrial fibrillation

Tall people more likely to develop atrial fibrillation

Babies born with bad cholesterol, certain fat profiles may face psychological problems in childhood

Babies born with bad cholesterol, certain fat profiles may face psychological problems in childhood

Height may be a causal risk factor for atrial fibrillation

Height may be a causal risk factor for atrial fibrillation

Stress affects circadian rhythm, increases metabolic disease risk

Stress affects circadian rhythm, increases metabolic disease risk

Certain brain regions must be intact in stroke survivors with aphasia for successful speech entrainment

Certain brain regions must be intact in stroke survivors with aphasia for successful speech entrainment