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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.
Surgery underway to separate twins joined at the head

Surgery underway to separate twins joined at the head

Why do more women than men die from strokes?

Why do more women than men die from strokes?

Researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain

Researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain

How and why weight-reducing surgery sometimes cures diabetes

How and why weight-reducing surgery sometimes cures diabetes

FDA approves glucose monitoring system

FDA approves glucose monitoring system

Stroke victims could be more vulnerable to Alzheimer's

Stroke victims could be more vulnerable to Alzheimer's

Combining molecular imaging technologies to stop/prevent heart attacks

Combining molecular imaging technologies to stop/prevent heart attacks

World's first PET/MR images of the human brain

World's first PET/MR images of the human brain

Folic acid may lower the risk of stroke

Folic acid may lower the risk of stroke

Longer CPAP use at night can normalize one's daytime functioning

Longer CPAP use at night can normalize one's daytime functioning

Brain inflammation may actually be a friend for Alzheimer's patients

Brain inflammation may actually be a friend for Alzheimer's patients

General public are worryingly medically ignorant

General public are worryingly medically ignorant

Study questions risks of aprotinin during heart surgery

Study questions risks of aprotinin during heart surgery

Study looks at brain damage that occurs after stroke

Study looks at brain damage that occurs after stroke

All pain medications may raise risk of heart attack or stroke

All pain medications may raise risk of heart attack or stroke

Mass-media advertising encourages people with stroke symptoms to go to hospital more quickly

Mass-media advertising encourages people with stroke symptoms to go to hospital more quickly

Advances in epilepsy treatment

Advances in epilepsy treatment

Proper use of aprotinin to reduce bleeding during heart surgery does not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke

Proper use of aprotinin to reduce bleeding during heart surgery does not increase the risk of heart attack or stroke

New high-tech rehabilitation device helps stroke patients walk

New high-tech rehabilitation device helps stroke patients walk

Pure oxygen harms the brain

Pure oxygen harms the brain

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