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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.
New Medicare funded health check for indigenous Australians

New Medicare funded health check for indigenous Australians

Blood pressure levels on rise among American children and teenagers

Blood pressure levels on rise among American children and teenagers

LVAD heart pumps improve survival in congestive heart failure patients

LVAD heart pumps improve survival in congestive heart failure patients

New research could reduce risk of strokes in younger people

New research could reduce risk of strokes in younger people

$9 billion cost of depression in senior citizens

$9 billion cost of depression in senior citizens

A test that examines facial weakness, arm weakness and speech disturbance allows paramedics to quickly and accurately identify stroke

A test that examines facial weakness, arm weakness and speech disturbance allows paramedics to quickly and accurately identify stroke

Researchers to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors

Researchers to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors

Stroke warning signs and risk factor recognition

Stroke warning signs and risk factor recognition

Stroke survivors have twice the risk of dementia compared to stroke-free men and women of the same age

Stroke survivors have twice the risk of dementia compared to stroke-free men and women of the same age

Pre-diabetes is far more common in America than previously believed

Pre-diabetes is far more common in America than previously believed

Studies show pregabalin does not affect male reproductivity or interfere with oral contraceptives

Studies show pregabalin does not affect male reproductivity or interfere with oral contraceptives

British government warns couch potatoes

British government warns couch potatoes

A burst of brain energy depends more on a unique molecular cycle than on blood flow variation

A burst of brain energy depends more on a unique molecular cycle than on blood flow variation

Greater severity of depressive symptoms correlates with increased risk of stroke among whites

Greater severity of depressive symptoms correlates with increased risk of stroke among whites

PET imaging has recently been shown to aid in the diagnosis of particular neurological syndromes associated with cancer

PET imaging has recently been shown to aid in the diagnosis of particular neurological syndromes associated with cancer

A popular supplement, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), may help prevent migraine

A popular supplement, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), may help prevent migraine

McMaster’s is helping raise awareness of the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring.

McMaster’s is helping raise awareness of the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring.

Link between cardiovascular disease and type 1 (juvenile) diabetes amongst women has been significantly underestimated

Link between cardiovascular disease and type 1 (juvenile) diabetes amongst women has been significantly underestimated

New teatment for intractable low blood pressure

New teatment for intractable low blood pressure

Sprouts and broccoli may reduce risk of high blood pressure

Sprouts and broccoli may reduce risk of high blood pressure