A stroke often leads to the sudden onset of weakness involving the face, arm or leg, an inability to speak, difficulty walking or impaired vision. Strokes can cause death and irreversible disability.
Regular testing can mean potentially fatal diseases can be picked up and treated early.
Fewer patients attended hospital with mild strokes during the spring, but the reasons behind this are a mystery.
Scientists have developed and tested a new anti-clotting drug in mice that shows promise for treating heart attacks and stroke. It may also prove useful for COVID-19.
Air traffic controllers have to process and manage large amounts of information to get airplanes to their destinations. The brain manages the incessant traffic of neurons in a similar fashion.
The virus seems to have a range of effects on the brain, even in patients with only mild lung illness.
Health services are seeing a drop in people seeing urgent care for stroke patients. Here's how you can make sure your loved ones are safe.
Why did a fit, healthy man have so many blood clots in rapid succession, despite blood-thinning treatment?
Fear of contracting coronavirus in hospital means people could be suffering in silence at home without getting the essential care they need.
A new tool for seeing hotspots in the brain could help doctors detect neurological disorders.
Smoke haze almost seems to be the new normal in parts of Australia. But what do we know about the dangers to our health in the longer term?
Cocaine and alcohol combine to create a deadly chemical known as cocaethylene.
We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor.
When people lose their speech, they can stop working and friends can drift away. Here's what we can do to help them get the rehabilitation they need.
Societal pressures make it hard for people living in low-income areas to change their ways.
A new study has found a vegetarian diet is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, but linked to an increased risk of stroke. This is how we should – and shouldn't – interpret the results.
Habitual neck poppers may want to curb their habit.
Smoking-related cardiovascular disease like heart attack and stroke results in 11,400 people being sent to hospital and 6,400 people dying in Australia each year, new research shows.
A new French study shows people who regularly work ten-hour days have a 29% greater risk of having a stroke than their peers. Long hours also affect your relationships, sleep and mental health.
Heart disease and stroke is the leading cause of death for Australian women. There are many risk factors for heart disease, but one we don't pay enough attention to is poor mental health.