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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.
Gender-affirming hormone therapy linked to blood pressure changes in transgender people

Gender-affirming hormone therapy linked to blood pressure changes in transgender people

New and more effective treatment for Pompe disease

New and more effective treatment for Pompe disease

Researchers evaluate the ability of visio-vestibular examination to enhance concussion diagnosis

Researchers evaluate the ability of visio-vestibular examination to enhance concussion diagnosis

Targeting brain protein may lead to new therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative disorders

Targeting brain protein may lead to new therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative disorders

Obese or overweight patients at high risk for having worse COVID-19 outcomes

Obese or overweight patients at high risk for having worse COVID-19 outcomes

Japanese–European scientists detect novel genetic mitochondrial disorder

Japanese–European scientists detect novel genetic mitochondrial disorder

Maintenance of good oral health may help prevent heart infection caused by mouth bacteria

Maintenance of good oral health may help prevent heart infection caused by mouth bacteria

Heart Research UK funds new project investigating the effects of COVID-19 on blood vessels and blood pressure

Heart Research UK funds new project investigating the effects of COVID-19 on blood vessels and blood pressure

Study observes neurological and psychiatric outcomes in recovered COVID-19 patients six months post-infection

Study observes neurological and psychiatric outcomes in recovered COVID-19 patients six months post-infection

Cocoa consumption improves health of obese mice with liver disease

Cocoa consumption improves health of obese mice with liver disease

Researchers investigate link between COVID-19 and increased risk of blood clot formation

Researchers investigate link between COVID-19 and increased risk of blood clot formation

Brachytherapy may proceed safely in cervical cancer patients following uterine perforation

Brachytherapy may proceed safely in cervical cancer patients following uterine perforation

New research could change how doctors treat some patients with high blood pressure

New research could change how doctors treat some patients with high blood pressure

Experts review new studies  on cardiovascular effects of cigarette smoking versus electronic cigarettes

Experts review new studies on cardiovascular effects of cigarette smoking versus electronic cigarettes

Toward a transformative therapy for sickle cell patients

Toward a transformative therapy for sickle cell patients

Stroke risk remains significant for up to five years post-traumatic brain injury, study finds

Stroke risk remains significant for up to five years post-traumatic brain injury, study finds

Researchers reveal blood clot risk and anticoagulation benefits in discharged COVID-19 patients

Researchers reveal blood clot risk and anticoagulation benefits in discharged COVID-19 patients

Study explains future ethical implications of brain organoid research

Study explains future ethical implications of brain organoid research

Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 individuals with blood group AB at highest risk

Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 individuals with blood group AB at highest risk

Surgery to correct congenital heart disease linked to increased risk of adult hypertension

Surgery to correct congenital heart disease linked to increased risk of adult hypertension