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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.
Skipping breakfast linked with increased risk of death from heart disease

Skipping breakfast linked with increased risk of death from heart disease

Plant-based diets associated with lower risk of heart failure

Plant-based diets associated with lower risk of heart failure

Asia's diabetes epidemic increases risk of death among women, middle-aged people

Asia's diabetes epidemic increases risk of death among women, middle-aged people

First-of-its-kind study highlights lethal impact of medical emergencies worldwide

First-of-its-kind study highlights lethal impact of medical emergencies worldwide

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

New study calls healthiness of eggs into question

New study calls healthiness of eggs into question

Scientists revive pig brain cells four hours after death, providing hope for stroke patients

Scientists revive pig brain cells four hours after death, providing hope for stroke patients

New Virtual Reality Therapy game could offer relief for patients with chronic pain, mobility issues

New Virtual Reality Therapy game could offer relief for patients with chronic pain, mobility issues

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Study to compare benefits of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on MS symptoms

Study to compare benefits of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on MS symptoms

Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years

Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Drug lowers kidney failure risk in diabetic patients, study finds

Drug lowers kidney failure risk in diabetic patients, study finds

Duration of thrombectomies proves crucial in success of the procedure

Duration of thrombectomies proves crucial in success of the procedure

Rheumatoid arthritis patients likely to experience cardiovascular benefits from statins

Rheumatoid arthritis patients likely to experience cardiovascular benefits from statins

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

Stress-related disorders increase risk of cardiovascular disease by 60%

FDA's added sugar label could have substantial health and cost-saving benefits

FDA's added sugar label could have substantial health and cost-saving benefits

Study estimates potential health and economic impacts of FDA's added sugar label

Study estimates potential health and economic impacts of FDA's added sugar label

Study shows improvements in cardiovascular risk for women developing Type 2 diabetes despite prescription bias

Study shows improvements in cardiovascular risk for women developing Type 2 diabetes despite prescription bias

Key gene could decrease detrimental brain swelling after stroke

Key gene could decrease detrimental brain swelling after stroke