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What is stroke?

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. A stroke is a medical emergency. Prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications.

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What you need to know about Stroke

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. A stroke is a medical emergency. Prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications. Symptoms Watch for these signs and symptoms if you think ...

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Could too much sleep increase the risk of stroke?

The negative implications of sleep deprivation are well documented; it can cause problems with memory and concentration and has been associated with increased risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. But a new study suggests getting too much sleep may also be bad for us: it could significantly increase the risk of stroke. The research team, including Yue Leng of ...

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Infusing stem cells into the brain may help boost recovery after a stroke

Infusing stem cells into the brain may help boost recovery after a stroke, according to a pilot study by Imperial College London. Scientists believe the cells encourage new blood vessels to grow in damaged areas of the brain. They found most patients were able to walk and look after themselves independently by the end of the trial, despite having suffered ...

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