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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.
Scientists use advanced imaging to track brain tumor 'turncoats'

Scientists use advanced imaging to track brain tumor 'turncoats'

TV watching proves more of heart health threat than a desk job among African Americans

TV watching proves more of heart health threat than a desk job among African Americans

Measuring blood protein levels in diabetic patients to predict risk of stroke

Measuring blood protein levels in diabetic patients to predict risk of stroke

Study reveals what happens within the brain when we name what we see

Study reveals what happens within the brain when we name what we see

New budget boosts health coverage for low-income Californians

New budget boosts health coverage for low-income Californians

Cholesterol-lowering drugs could increase risk of developing diabetes

Cholesterol-lowering drugs could increase risk of developing diabetes

Living environment, air pollution may be linked to increased risk of hypertension

Living environment, air pollution may be linked to increased risk of hypertension

PET/CT imaging spots cardiovascular disease risk factors in OSA patients

PET/CT imaging spots cardiovascular disease risk factors in OSA patients

New promising approach repairs system of blood vessels following stroke

New promising approach repairs system of blood vessels following stroke

Top four things seniors need to know to have a safe and healthy summer

Top four things seniors need to know to have a safe and healthy summer

New discovery may explain some forms of stroke

New discovery may explain some forms of stroke

MIT engineers design pliable 3D-printed mesh materials for ankle and knee braces

MIT engineers design pliable 3D-printed mesh materials for ankle and knee braces

New technology replaces the standard way to repair a hole in the heart

New technology replaces the standard way to repair a hole in the heart

Study uncovers impact of both low and high iron counts

Study uncovers impact of both low and high iron counts

MIT engineers design pliable, 3-D-printed mesh materials

MIT engineers design pliable, 3-D-printed mesh materials

Low-carb diet may reverse metabolic syndrome independent of weight loss

Low-carb diet may reverse metabolic syndrome independent of weight loss

People who worked long hours have higher risk of stroke, shows study

People who worked long hours have higher risk of stroke, shows study

Vitamin D supplementation may not reduce the risk of heart disease

Vitamin D supplementation may not reduce the risk of heart disease

Investment in stroke prevention interventions is good for the future

Investment in stroke prevention interventions is good for the future

Study finds link between poor oral health and increased risk of liver cancer

Study finds link between poor oral health and increased risk of liver cancer