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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.
Buyers of short-term health plans: Wise or shortsighted?

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Improving dementia treatment and staff training in care homes saves thousands of pounds per year

Improving dementia treatment and staff training in care homes saves thousands of pounds per year

Vitamin D critical to early development of vertebrates, study suggests

Vitamin D critical to early development of vertebrates, study suggests

Vision impairments may increase risk of falls in older adults

Vision impairments may increase risk of falls in older adults

Researchers identify gene vital for post-stroke recovery

Researchers identify gene vital for post-stroke recovery

Achieving new guideline blood pressure goals may prevent 3 million cardiovascular events

Achieving new guideline blood pressure goals may prevent 3 million cardiovascular events

Study reveals impact of residual inflammatory risk on clinical outcomes after PCI

Study reveals impact of residual inflammatory risk on clinical outcomes after PCI

New report calls for greater awareness and emphasis on scale and impact of atrial fibrillation

New report calls for greater awareness and emphasis on scale and impact of atrial fibrillation

Workplace bullying or violence linked to higher risk of cardiovascular problems

Workplace bullying or violence linked to higher risk of cardiovascular problems

Obesity significantly increases risk of Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease

Obesity significantly increases risk of Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease

New pharmacological agent shows promise for prevention of heart rhythm disorders

New pharmacological agent shows promise for prevention of heart rhythm disorders

Non-coding genetic variant plays key role in endothelial function and disease incidence

Non-coding genetic variant plays key role in endothelial function and disease incidence

New approach targets matrix surrounding neurons to protect neurons after stroke

New approach targets matrix surrounding neurons to protect neurons after stroke

Researchers directly connect activities of genes with instinctive behavior in male cichlids

Researchers directly connect activities of genes with instinctive behavior in male cichlids

Age-related decline in abstract reasoning ability predicts depressive symptoms over time

Age-related decline in abstract reasoning ability predicts depressive symptoms over time

Researchers develop innovative treatment to repair damaged brain tissues

Researchers develop innovative treatment to repair damaged brain tissues

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Angiotensin receptor blockers improve sodium excretion in blacks

Angiotensin receptor blockers improve sodium excretion in blacks

Fish oil or omega 3 fatty acid supplements can prevent heart attacks finds study

Fish oil or omega 3 fatty acid supplements can prevent heart attacks finds study

Diabetes medication reduces risk of heart failure hospitalization

Diabetes medication reduces risk of heart failure hospitalization