- Researchers find that staying physically fit after the age of 40 can significantly lower our risk for a stroke later in life.
- New study finds stem cell injections may help to improve chronic stroke patients' motor function.
- New study finds taking an aspirin after a mini-stroke can reduce the risk of a subsequent stroke by up to 80 percent within the first few days.
- Fewer patients over the age of 65 are hospitalized for ischemic stroke, yet younger patients and African American patients are increasing.
- Two new studies paint the popular blood-thinning drug Warfarin in a new, negative light.
- People with heart disease should eat like a Mediterranean native to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke, say researchers.
- New study suggests loneliness and social isolation are risk factors for heart attack, chest pain, and stroke.
- Testosterone therapy, given by shot or gel, helped men with coronary artery disease reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, and even death: study.
- Study finds that the death of a life partner can break your heart, literally.
- Seven medical conditions, including heart disease, STIs, and brain disorders, have different symptoms, different impact, or different distribution across the sexes.
- Obese and overweight women who are on the pill are at increased risk for stroke compared to normal weight women not taking birth control pills: study.
- A California woman is blaming her stroke on how her hair was shampooed two weeks prior.
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.