- While too much alcohol can lead to addiction and other problems, decades of research connect low and moderate drinking to health benefits.
- The study showed that a patient diagnosed 10 years earlier than someone of the same age had a 50% increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
- Getting enough deep sleep is important for you health. Here’s how many hours you need and how to get more.
- Women’s stroke rates are declining at a slower pace than men’s rates, according to a new study.
- Working more than 55 hours a week may increase the risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, study finds.
- Women who breastfeed may be less likely to have a heart attack or stroke, new study suggests.
- Scientists warn that nearly one-third of the world will experience deadly heatwaves.
- A small group of stroke patients were able to move their paralyzed hands while using a mind-controlled device.
- New WalletHub study focuses on May's National Stroke Month.
- New research shows that young Americans aged 18 to 44 are increasingly being hospitalized for strokes, especially young men. Doctors have theories on what's to blame.
- A heart attack is more of a heart exile — your pumping organ is cut off from oxygen.
- People living in the Southeastern United States have the highest prevalence of stroke risk factors.
A stroke is the rapid loss of brain function(s) due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood flow) caused by blockage, or a hemorrhage. As a result, the affected area of the brain cannot function, which might result in an inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, inability to understand or formulate speech, or an inability to see one side of the visual field.