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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.
Hormonal therapies for breast and prostate cancers increase the risk of heart attack, stroke

Hormonal therapies for breast and prostate cancers increase the risk of heart attack, stroke

New treatment approach could be life-changing for many stroke patients

New treatment approach could be life-changing for many stroke patients

Experts develop quality indicators for management and outcomes of adults with atrial fibrillation

Experts develop quality indicators for management and outcomes of adults with atrial fibrillation

Foot assessments can help detect atrial fibrillation in patients with diabetes

Foot assessments can help detect atrial fibrillation in patients with diabetes

FDA authorizes marketing of a new device for use in patients undergoing stroke rehabilitation

FDA authorizes marketing of a new device for use in patients undergoing stroke rehabilitation

Tablet-based video games could improve brain function in older people with mild cognitive impairment

Tablet-based video games could improve brain function in older people with mild cognitive impairment

Researchers identify natural molecule that blocks the binding of human antibodies to SARS-CoV-2

Researchers identify natural molecule that blocks the binding of human antibodies to SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 survivors have increased risk of death for at least six months

COVID-19 survivors have increased risk of death for at least six months

Study identifies risk factors for delirium among hospitalized patients in Zambia

Study identifies risk factors for delirium among hospitalized patients in Zambia

Bath scientists receive £1.3 million grant to develop a portable spice-detection device

Bath scientists receive £1.3 million grant to develop a portable spice-detection device

Study casts doubt on promotion of 'Heat not Burn' products as less harmful alternative to cigarettes

Study casts doubt on promotion of 'Heat not Burn' products as less harmful alternative to cigarettes

Study changes traditional views on atherosclerosis, offers new avenues for treatment

Study changes traditional views on atherosclerosis, offers new avenues for treatment

Some COX inhibitors/NSAIDs increase COVID-19 severity

Some COX inhibitors/NSAIDs increase COVID-19 severity

Stem cell therapy can repair brain damage and improve memory function in mice

Stem cell therapy can repair brain damage and improve memory function in mice

AI-driven system for automatically detecting abnormalities on brain MRI could speed up care

AI-driven system for automatically detecting abnormalities on brain MRI could speed up care

Smartphone-based ECG screening detects previously unknown atrial fibrillation in American Indians

Smartphone-based ECG screening detects previously unknown atrial fibrillation in American Indians

Fast oscillations in electroencephalography can pinpoint brain tissues responsible for epileptic seizures

Fast oscillations in electroencephalography can pinpoint brain tissues responsible for epileptic seizures

Researchers study ways to improve pediatric heart transplant outcomes

Researchers study ways to improve pediatric heart transplant outcomes

Chaperone protein imbalance can play key role in initiating toxic tau buildup in the aging brain

Chaperone protein imbalance can play key role in initiating toxic tau buildup in the aging brain

In-ambulance consults can shorten the time between stroke symptom onset and treatment

In-ambulance consults can shorten the time between stroke symptom onset and treatment