- Researchers find a way to better identify which stroke patients may benefit most from having an angioplasty procedure in the back of their brains.
- Shingles might boost, temporarily, our stroke risk, a new study suggests.
- A patient with Wernicke's aphasia demonstrates how this speech impairment can affect our language comprehension but not fluency.
- Tuesday New York will become the first city in the nation to require chain restaurants place warning labels on any menu item that exceeds 2,300mg of sodium.
- Researchers have developed a new technique for diagnosing strokes that takes minutes instead of hours.
- Decrease your stroke risk by following these six steps to a healthy lifestyle.
- A decreasing trend in age-standardized death rates occurred for heart disease, cancer, stroke, unintentional injuries, and diabetes between 1969 and 2013 in the U.S.
- People who use marijuana experience a different type of ischemic stroke compared to non-users.
- People who get less than six hours of sleep a night may be more likely to have risk factors that increase their odds of diabetes, heart disease and strokes, a Korean study suggests.
- Treatments for those suffering from severe post-stroke impairment are lacking — a new magnetic stimulation treatment could change that.
- Infection may briefly boost your child's small chances of developing stroke, and vaccinations may help prevent them.
- Most Americans have a heart up to seven years older than their actual age, and it's putting them at risk for heart attacks and strokes.
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.