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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.
New review supports stricter control of HbA1C levels among children with type 1 diabetes

New review supports stricter control of HbA1C levels among children with type 1 diabetes

Researchers to study potential treatment for limb dysfunction in patients with chronic spinal cord injury

Researchers to study potential treatment for limb dysfunction in patients with chronic spinal cord injury

LSU Health receives $2.5 million grant to reduce stroke risk for obese women taking birth control pills

LSU Health receives $2.5 million grant to reduce stroke risk for obese women taking birth control pills

No inflammation of cerebrospinal fluid in COVID-19 patients with neurological features, study finds

No inflammation of cerebrospinal fluid in COVID-19 patients with neurological features, study finds

COVID-19 survivors can show persistent symptoms six months after recovery, study finds

COVID-19 survivors can show persistent symptoms six months after recovery, study finds

Robotic device powered by patients’ own brains helps improve stroke rehabilitation

Robotic device powered by patients’ own brains helps improve stroke rehabilitation

Indirect effects of COVID-19 pandemic on cardiovascular disease patients and care

Indirect effects of COVID-19 pandemic on cardiovascular disease patients and care

Study sheds new light on the role of MLL4 gene in Kabuki syndrome

Study sheds new light on the role of MLL4 gene in Kabuki syndrome

Scientists uncover new evidence of potential health risks from smoke-related chemicals

Scientists uncover new evidence of potential health risks from smoke-related chemicals

Study finds associations between functional seizures and psychiatric disorders, stroke

Study finds associations between functional seizures and psychiatric disorders, stroke

Understanding traumatic brain injury in women

Understanding traumatic brain injury in women

Statins may protect the heart from damaging side-effects of early breast cancer treatment

Statins may protect the heart from damaging side-effects of early breast cancer treatment

Scientist receives $1.37 million grant to advance metabolomics data

Scientist receives $1.37 million grant to advance metabolomics data

Novel imaging method reveals in vivo localization of antibiotics in infected lung tissues

Novel imaging method reveals in vivo localization of antibiotics in infected lung tissues

Machine-learning method can crunch data to find new uses for existing drugs

Machine-learning method can crunch data to find new uses for existing drugs

Tissue healing after brain injury could spur tumor growth

Tissue healing after brain injury could spur tumor growth

Researchers discover novel therapeutic strategy for ischemic stroke using experimental model

Researchers discover novel therapeutic strategy for ischemic stroke using experimental model

Brain damage is not caused by direct COVID-19 attack, indicates study

Brain damage is not caused by direct COVID-19 attack, indicates study

Stopping RAS inhibitors linked to risk of adverse outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease

Stopping RAS inhibitors linked to risk of adverse outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease

Neurologists say there is no medical justification for neck restraints in policing

Neurologists say there is no medical justification for neck restraints in policing