Migraine and Cerebrovascular Diseases Migraine and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Whether or not migraines increase the risk of stroke or TIA remains controversial. This review summarizes current evidence on the complex relationship between migraine and cerebrovascular diseases.Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's gets FDA nod for 'Tosymra' migraine nasal spray
The drug maker said the audit of its API manufacturing plant at Miryalaguda in Telangana, by the US FDA, has been completed. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Tosymra (sumatriptan) Nasal Spray for Acute Treatment of Migraine
January 27, 2019 -- Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and its subsidiary, Promius Pharma, LLC today announced the approval of Tosymra (previously known as DFN-02) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Tosymra is indicated for the acute... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 27, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Exclusive: CVS to cover migraine drugs from Teva, Lilly; excludes Amgen
CVS Health Corp, a top U.S. manager of pharmacy benefits, has added new migraine drugs from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Eli Lilly and Co to its list of covered drugs, excluding a rival treatment from Amgen Inc, a CVS spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Developing severe migraines in middle age is a major warning sign of stroke risk, experts warn
Researchers from the University of South Carolina followed 11,600 people for 20 years and discovered those who began having aura migraines in middle-age had a doubled stroke risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis examines migraine's link to higher stroke risk
(Wiley) Migraine with aura was associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, but a recent post-hoc analysis published in Headache reveals unexpected results suggesting that onset of such migraines before age 50 years is not associated with such risk. Later onset of migraine with aura was linked with a higher risk, however. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aspirin Lowers Your Chances of a Heart Attack. But It ’s Not Safe for Everyone
As medications go, aspirin is often considered a wonder drug. Its pain-reliving, inflammation-taming powers can treat headaches, minor aches and pains and even lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and possibly even dementia. But all of those benefits may come at a price, according to the latest study to analyze aspirin’s risks and benefits, especially for people who take the drug as a way to prevent having a first heart event. In a study published in JAMA, researchers led by Dr. Sean Zheng at King’s College London found that the risks of aspirin — primarily of bleeding in the stomach and intestinal tra...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Heart Disease Source Type: news

Aspirin Lowers Your Chances of a Heart Attack. But It ’s Not Safe for Everyone, a New Study Says
As medications go, aspirin is often considered a wonder drug. Its pain-relieving, inflammation-taming powers can treat headaches, minor aches and pains and even lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and possibly even dementia. But all of those benefits may come at a price, according to the latest study to analyze aspirin’s risks and benefits, especially for people who take the drug as a way to prevent having a first heart event. In a study published in JAMA, researchers led by Dr. Sean Zheng at King’s College London found that the risks of aspirin — primarily of bleeding in the stomach and intestinal tr...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Heart Disease Source Type: news

Many Migraine Sufferers Wary of Alcohol as a Headache Trigger Many Migraine Sufferers Wary of Alcohol as a Headache Trigger
Many migraine sufferers avoid alcohol, saying it can trigger the severe headaches, a survey found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Nootropics, or ‘Smart Drugs,’ Are Gaining Popularity. But Should You Take Them?
The idea that a pill can supersize human intelligence is decidedly science fiction. But plenty of real-world researchers and drug-makers are working to develop nootropics: pills, supplements and other substances designed to improve various aspects of cognition. A rough translation for the word “nootropic” comes from the Greek for “to bend or shape the mind.” And already, there are dozens of over-the-counter (OTC) products—many of which are sold widely online or in stores—that claim to boost creativity, memory, decision-making or other high-level brain functions. Some of the most popular ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

Hairdresser, 26, left with a bulging eye after surgery to remove a tennis ball-sized brain tumour
Vicki Hilborn, 26, of Cornwall, had been suffering with crippling headaches for 10 years. She was diagnosed with a tumour after a migraine left her with blurry vision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Could YOUR headaches be a sign you are lacking vitamin B12?
VITAMIN B12 deficiency can cause a wide range of symptoms which can worsen if the condition goes untreated. One sign of vitamin B12 deficiency is headaches, but how do you know if the headaches you are experiencing are a sign you are lacking the essential vitamin? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals' confusing online price lists give patients a headache
A new rule requires hospitals to post their prices, but the lists are hard to understand and there are no standards for pricing (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review Says Children Suffer From Concussion Longer Than Adults
BOSTON (CBS) – Concussion symptoms can last for days to months but a new review published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association finds that younger children often suffer significantly longer than teens or adults. Researchers found that while concussion symptoms, like headache and dizziness, may last on average about a week in adults, for children younger than 13, that recovery time is closer to four weeks … three times longer. Children with ADHD, depression and anxiety may also experience more prolonged symptoms. Researchers also stress that it is no longer recommended that children recover wit...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Concussion Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Many migraine sufferers wary of alcohol as a headache trigger
(Reuters Health) - - Many migraine sufferers avoid alcohol, saying it can trigger the severe headaches, a survey found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Primary reason for drinking among current, former, and never flushing college students - Oh SS, Ju YJ, Lee S, Park EC.
Alcohol consumption among individuals who experience a flushing response (reddening of the face, nausea, dizziness, headache, anxiety, and increased heartbeat) can result in serious health problems. However, studies on reasons for drinking among flushers, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Could your headache be a warning sign of hypertension?
HIGH blood pressure symptoms are not always apparent and can be mistaken for less serious health conditions. If they do show, one sign commonly associated with a high reading is a headache - but should you actually be worried by a pounding in your head? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Can Medtech Help with the Opioid Crisis?
Pain control is one of the biggest challenges facing America today, believes Dr. Peter Staats, co-founder and chief medical officer of electroCore. Chronic pain is an ongoing, debilitating problem for many patients, but for some, overuse of opioid treatments has led to addiction. Such a condition has led to an increasing number of U.S. deaths—one study published in the JAMA Network Open1 found that the percentage of all U.S. deaths attributable to opioids increased 292% between 2001 and 2016. This same study reported that in 2016, 20% of deaths of adults aged 24 to 35 years involve...
Source: MDDI - January 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Risk May Be Lower in Women With Migraine Type 2 Diabetes Risk May Be Lower in Women With Migraine
Dr Laurie Barclay on the future implications of this analysis of data from a large French prospective population-based study.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Apple Watch ECG: Helpful or Headache? Apple Watch ECG: Helpful or Headache?
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 (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Three signs of a deadly emergency - ‘life-threatening’ symptoms
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. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fracking gas wells linked to migraines, fatigue and chronic nasal problems... are people being mass poisoned by airborne chemicals?
(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,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should You Order Neuroimaging for Migraine? Should You Order Neuroimaging for Migraine?
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 (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

Experts explore the state of M & A in medtech
At DeviceTalks West 2018, a panel of experts gathered to discuss the state of M&A in medtech and the forces driving startups to seek an exit. Buyouts like Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) $1.7 billion acquisition of Mazor Robotics (NSDQ:MZOR) dominated the headlines in 2018, but industry veteran Shayan Bhattacharyya found himself intrigued by the smaller deals that didn’t make the press. “The things that keep me interested are the deals that are the tuck-in, bolt-on acquisitions,” he said at DeviceTalks West 2018 in Costa Mesa, Calif., last month. “The classic medtech model has been to go into ...
Source: Mass Device - January 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific DeviceTalks West mazorrobotics Medtronic Source Type: news

Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell reveals her son's migraines were caused by a wheat intolerance
Ms Gunnell, who won the 1992 Olympic gold medal in the 400m hurdle in Barcelona, described the discovery of her Luca's wheat intolerance as being life-changing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-CGRP Monoclonal Antibodies for Children and Adolescents Anti-CGRP Monoclonal Antibodies for Children and Adolescents
Monoclonal antibodies to calcitonin gene-related peptide or its receptor have been shown to be efficacious for migraine prevention in adults. Can they be safely used in children and adolescents?Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

New migraine drug not cost-effective says NICE
A new drug for preventing migraine is not a good use of NHS resources, according to draft guidance from NICE. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Brain blaster you use at home could bring an end to migraine misery  
Millions of people could be spared the misery of migraines thanks to a device that zaps the brain with tiny bursts of electricity – in the comfort of their own home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intact mast cell content during mild head injury is required for development of latent pain sensitization: implications for mechanisms underlying post-traumatic headache - Bree D, Levy D.
Post-traumatic headache (PTH) is one of the most common, debilitating and difficult symptoms to manage after a traumatic head injury. While the mechanisms underlying PTH remain elusive, recent studies in rodent models suggest the potential involvement of c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

NICE rejects Novartis migraine drug
Britain's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) rejected Novartis ’s migraine drug, Aimovig, concluding that the drug was not a cost-effective use of resources. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - January 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHS Releases Updated Guidance on Migraine Treatment AHS Releases Updated Guidance on Migraine Treatment
In response to recent advances in drug and device technology for treating migraine, the American Headache Society (AHS) has released new guidance on best preventive and acute strategies for clinical practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Novartis migraine drug not cost effective - UK price watchdog
Britain's drug price watchdog on Thursday rejected Novartis's migraine drug Aimovig for now, concluding in a draft decision that the medicine was not a cost-effective use of National Health Service resources. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

First new migraine drug for 20 years is set to be rejected for use on the NHS
The treatment, developed by NHS-funded UK scientists over the last three decades, has been available privately since September at the cost of £386 a month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Severe headaches could be sign of a hypertensive crisis
HIGH BLOOD pressure symptoms don ’t usually appear in people with the condition, meaning many people don’t know they have it. However, when blood pressure is extremely high, severe headaches can occur. Is your headache a sign of very high blood pressure? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Could YOUR headache be a sign of very high blood pressure?
HIGH BLOOD pressure symptoms don ’t usually appear in people with the condition, meaning many people don’t know they have it. However, when blood pressure is extremely high, severe headaches can occur. How do you know if your headache is a sign of very high blood pressure? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botox May Help Prevent Migraines
In comparison to placebos, Botox injections resulted in an average 1.6 fewer attacks per month for those with more than 15 headaches a month. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Migraine Headaches Botox (Drug) Placebos Source Type: news

U.S. Carbon Emissions See Second Largest Year-On-Year Increase in 20 Years
(Bloomberg) — In the debate over climate change, the heaviest polluters — think: power plants, trucks and cars — get the most attention from policy makers. New research suggests a broader view might be called for. A pair of often-overlooked sectors posted the largest rises in carbon dioxide pollution in the U.S. in 2018. Emissions generated by industrial manufacturing jumped 5.7 percent, according to research firm Rhodium Group. Commercial and residential buildings generated ten percent more emissions. Those increases drove the 3.4 percent rise in overall pollution, the second-biggest year-over-year incr...
Source: TIME: Science - January 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Eric Roston / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Environment onetime Pollution Source Type: news

Neuromodulation Devices in Migraine: The Latest Neuromodulation Devices in Migraine: The Latest
Dr Jessica Ailani provides an update on neuromodulation devices for the acute and preventive treatment of migraines.American Headache Society and Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

Boy 8, diagnosed with brain tumor after parents thought his headaches were from altitude change
Perryn Miller, eight, from Holly Ridge, North Carolina, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor called glioblastoma while he was visiting his extended family in Utah for Christmas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Computer Work Can Be A Real Pain In The Neck, Researchers Find
BOSTON (CBS) –  Sitting in front of a computer all day can literally be a pain in the neck. Researchers at San Francisco State University found that computer work can cause neck strain and a variety of other discomforts. With good posture, the muscles of your back can easily support the weight of your head and neck, up to 12 pounds. But researchers say when we’re sitting in front of a computer, many of us slouch or bend forward with our heads jutting at a 45 degree angle which changes the burden on your muscles and all of a sudden they’re having to support the equivalent of 45 pounds. That can lead t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a cervicogenic headache?
A cervicogenic headache is one that begins in the neck, but a person feels it in the head. In this article, we discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatments for cervicogenic headaches. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Recording of "Sonic Attack" in Cuba Was Crickets: Scientists
Biologists say a sound suspected to have caused headaches, nausea, and possible brain damage among diplomats is actually of insects chirping. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 7, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Botulinum A Tops Placebo for Chronic Migraine
MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 -- For chronic migraine, botulinum type A injections are superior to placebo after three months of therapy, according to a meta-analysis published in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Eva Bruloy, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Sonic attack' on US embassy in Havana could have been crickets, say scientists
Noise which saw diplomats complaining of headaches and nausea could be song of Indies short-tailed cricketThe US embassy in Havana more than halved its staff in 2017 when diplomats complained of headaches, nausea and other ailments after hearing penetrating noises in their homes and nearby hotels.The mysterious wave of illness fuelled speculation that the staff had been targeted by anacoustic weapon. It was an explanation that appeared to gain weight when an audio recording of a persistent, high-pitched drone made by US personnel in Cuba wasreleased to the Associated Press.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Cuba World news Americas Science Source Type: news

An introduction to the many different types of headaches
(Natural News) If you get headaches when you’re stressed or if you haven’t had enough sleep, you’re not alone. Every adult around the world suffers from headaches, but if you get them frequently, read up on the possible headache or migraine triggers listed below so you can avoid them. What’s the difference between primary and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ElectroCore wins 5-year GammaCore federal supply deal
ElectroCore said yesterday it won a five-year Federal Supply Schedule Medical Equipment and Supply Contract with the U.S. Federal Government. Through the newly awarded contract, the Basking Ridge, N.J.-based company will supply its GammaCore non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation therapy to the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs, the Dept. of Defense, the Bureau of Prisons, Indian Health Services and Public Health Services. The Basking Ridge, N.J.-based company’s GammaCore device is a non-invasive, hand-held vagus nerve stimulation device designed for the reduction of pain. The system is intended to be applied to th...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological electroCore Source Type: news

I Spent My Fertile Years Training to Be a Surgeon. Now, It Might Be Too Late For Me to Have a Baby
“How do you envision your family looking?” My face crumpled and tears fell from my eyes as soon as the young doctor asked me this question. I reflexively reached for a tissue to cover my face and erase the signs of weakness. “I don’t know,” I said. “I just want to be able to have a family someday.” I was in a fertility clinic for an initial consultation about egg freezing. Of the people in the waiting room, I was the odd one out: a single woman among couples struggling to have children. As a surgeon, I can’t honestly say I have spent a lot of time looking for a partner. I&rsq...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Arghavan Salles Tags: Uncategorized Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

Botulinum toxin reduces chronic migraine attacks, compared to placebo
(Wolters Kluwer Health) A growing body of evidence supports the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections in reducing the frequency of chronic migraine headaches, concludes an updated review and analysis in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oskri Organics Corporation Recalls Oskri Organic Sunflower Butter Lot #099, Oskri Tahini Butter Lot #193 and Thrive Sunflower Butter Lot #233 Because of Possible Health Risk
Oskri Organics Corporation of Lake Mills, WI is recalling Oskri Organic Sunflower Butter Lot # 099, Oskri Tahini Butter LOT # 193 and Thrive Sunflower Butter LOT # 233, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 2, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news