- For those avoiding a painful and scary lumbar puncture, a blood test might tell them what kind of neurodegenerative disorder they have.
- Robot's "hug" may prevent heart failure death.
- Doctors have performed a deep brain stimulation procedure for the first time ever on a stroke patient.
- How much sleep should we be getting every night? We don’t really know, but research tells us that the wrong amount is dangerous.
- Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday, after apparently suffering a stroke one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher's death.
- If you’ve had a stroke, you’re at risk of having another one, so it's important to know the warning signs.
- A better stroke survival rate, and 3 other health conditions marriage can alleviate.
- A dating app for sperm donors, a penis that was twice bitten, and a 70-year-old first-time mom — these just scratch the surface of the most bizarre medical stories of 2016.
- Eating chocolate may prevent diabetes, and protects against these other 3 health conditions.
- Weird fact: Too much salt increases the risk of high blood pressure, a heart attack, or stroke, but some people may be eating more because of their tongue’s genetics.
- Another study has revealed a connection between stroke risk and migraines, especially in women.
- High blood pressure doesn’t always require medication — some simple lifestyle changes could help get blood pressure under control.
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.