Could your bra cause headaches? The home test to ensure your lingerie is the right size
According to research, 80 per cent of women wear the wrong bra for their size and shape. Sydney-based Triumph lingerie fitter Paula Svoboda says loose bras could be the cause of your repetitive headaches.
Dr Laurie Barclay on the future implications of this analysis of data from a large French prospective population-based study.Medscape Neurology
Making the Resolution to Get Sober The new year is a time to reflect and plan for the brand new year ahead. Think about this: Have your relationship with friends and family been stressed over the holiday season? Have family and other loved ones distanced themselves due to your addictions? Or maybe, you feel this way toward a family member or friend of yours? It might be time to make the resolution to get sober. Approximately 40 percent of Americans make resolutions, viewing the new year as a fresh start. It can be an excellent opportunity to make a step in the right direction and conquer your dependency issues. Taking that...
Publication date: 16 January 2019Source: Neuron, Volume 101, Issue 2Author(s): Rose Z. Hill, Diana M. BautistaIn this issue of Neuron, Royal et al. (2018) find that a mutant form of the TRESK ion channel linked to migraine undergoes alternative translation to produce an inhibitory protein that blocks TREK channels, leading to neuronal hyperexcitability and migraine in rodents.
In conclusion… It’s true: medical myths die hard. In fact, some seem immortal. One could argue that’s as it should be. After all, yesterday’s medical myth is only one discovery away from becoming tomorrow’s medical fact. Still, when the evidence is compelling, I think we’d be better off letting go of what’s been disproven, give more credence to evidence than folklore, and keep an open mind — just in case the evidence changes. When my patients tell me they can predict the weather by how their joints feel, I believe them. It’s hard to discount it when so many people noti...
The new ECG feature on the Apple Watch has Michelle O'Donoghue, MD, wondering whether technology is outpacing our ability to interpret and analyze resulting data.theheart.org on Medscape
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can include headaches, blurred vision and finding blood in your urine. But you could be at risk of deadly hypertension, and should see a doctor straight away, if you have these three common signs.
(Natural News) Hydraulic fracturing – more commonly known as fracking – causes much more damage than just the unwanted noise it creates; it may pose a real threat to public safety, a study revealed. Living in areas where fracking activities take place may increase the risk of migraines, severe fatigue and chronic nasal and sinus conditions,...
The ACR Appropriateness Criteria recommend performing noncontrast head CT (NCCT) for patients with sudden severe headache ( “worst headache of life” [WHOL] or “thunderclap headache” [TCH]). The aim of this study was to assess the value of NCCT scanning in patients with known migraine histories and WHOL or TCH. The hypothesis was that there would be little utility in performing emergency department (ED) NCCT scans in migraineurs without other red flags, even if they had WHOL or TCH.
Getting closer to a cure for migraine, Published online: 17 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41582-019-0134-zIn the past few years the scientific community has witnessed a prodigious surge in research activity, publication of data and progress in understanding the mechanistic components of migraine. This renaissance is the result of efforts initiated decades ago that are finally being translated into benefits for individuals affected by this disease.
Dr Randolph W. Evans discusses the complexities of deciding whether or not to image in patients presenting with possible migraine.American Headache Society and Medscape