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

High blood pressure - the one warning sign that your hypertension is serious
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can be difficult to spot, but may include severe headaches and dizziness. Your hypertension signs could be serious if you have this one warning symptom - are you at risk of high blood pressure? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Why has my cataract op left me teary? Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions  
DR MARTIN SCURR: Vic Borg from Stoneleigh, Surrey asks Dr Scurr how to cure his eyes after his cataract surgery and Eve Jones requests help for her granddaughter's headaches (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraine sufferers could cure their headaches using portable machine
Patients at Guy ’s and St Thomas’s headache centre in London have been given the single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (sTMS) tools for their migraines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The relationship between sex hormones and migraines in men
(Natural News) At least one out of seven individuals around the world have recurrent migraines. This condition involves severe pulsating headaches and increased sensitivity to light and sound. Different symptoms may also accompany recurrent migraines. In a study published in the journal Neurology, researchers tried to examine the connection between sex hormones and recurrent migraines in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP prescribing patterns for all meds linked to high antibiotic prescribing
Efforts to curb antibiotic resistance need to target general prescribing behaviours, study suggests Related items fromOnMedica Ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for uncomplicated UTIs Antibiotic scrip rates lower in CAM-trained practices Otoscopic findings crucial to treatment Point-of-care CRP tests could save NHS millions Painkillers could cause patients ’ headaches (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Top 10 reasons your child has frequent headaches, abdominal pain, ADHD, allergies, skin problems, weight problems, and mental health issues
(Natural News) In America, parents are quick to rush their child to a medical doctor or even the emergency room the second symptoms of disease and disorder rear their ugly heads. Of course, this is a natural knee-jerk reaction to protect their child and prevent further health disarray, but the medications that are prescribed for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Status in Migraine Patients vs. Healthy Controls Vitamin D Status in Migraine Patients vs. Healthy Controls
Is there a relationship between serum vitamin D status and migraine incidence or characteristics?Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Will Acute Migraine Get Its Due in 2019?
(MedPage Today) -- Two new classes of drugs and innovative devices may be approved (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Delayed presentation of neck arteries dissection, caused by water slide activity - Alboudi AM, Sarathchandran P, Geblawi SS.
A 16-year-old Korean boy presented with acute onset vertigo, dysphagia and gait ataxia of 16  hours duration. He had history of headache and neck pain along with transient vertigo during a water slide ride 12 days before presentation. CT brain showed left... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Migraine Patch Providing Quicker Pain Relief For Patients
BOSTON (CBS) – An experimental treatment for migraine headaches is showing real promise for sufferers of the often-chronic condition. Glen Brown is one of the local patients using the medicated migraine patch; he has been battling migraines since he was a teenager. “A really bad throbbing headache, lot of times behind my eyes,” he described. “Sometimes they are moderate, sometimes they’re severe. Between work, house stuff, and the kids, life is busy, so if you have a migraine you are out of commission.” With three or four attacks a month, the 49-year old relied on oral migraine medicatio...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Migraines Tufts Medical Center Source Type: news

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for headaches associated with traumatic brain injury: Study
(Natural News) Acupuncture is a widely-known traditional Chinese practice. It’s used by many not just for ensuring the balance of the “chi” but also for addressing various illnesses. In a study published in the Medical Acupuncture Journal, researchers found that the practice can also relieve headaches caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the Centers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Binge Drinkers' Social Media Posts Can Haunt Them
FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 -- The hangover is bad enough. But for binge-drinking young people, embarrassing social media posts can be another headache. College students often show signs of social media " addiction " and can suffer significant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Inspired Organics Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Nut & Seed Butters Due to Potential Health Risk
Inspired Organics, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Organic Almond, Peanut, and Tahini Butters due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 20, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Red Wine Tops List of'Common Triggers' for Migraine Red Wine Tops List of'Common Triggers' for Migraine
Alcohol is often viewed as a migraine trigger and has a substantial effect on alcohol consumption in patients — leading to about 1 in 4 adults abstaining from alcohol, new research reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Migraine May Cut Diabetes Risk in Women Migraine May Cut Diabetes Risk in Women
Women with active migraine were 30% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes mellitus than women without a history of migraine, a large longitudinal study reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Active Migraines in Women Linked to Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study suggests possible role of hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinism in migraine occurrence (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - December 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

AHS Position Statement: Integrating New Migraine Treatments AHS Position Statement: Integrating New Migraine Treatments
This position statement from the American Headache Society provides updated recommendations to healthcare professionals on the use of currently available preventive and acute treatments for migraine.Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

GSK/Pfizer: headache remedy
Deal leaves UK pharma group in the driving seat, without a cash acquisition cost (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Why you shouldn’t ignore a painful headache - when to call 999
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include chest pain, dizziness and finding blood in your urine. But you also should never ignore a painful headache. This is when your headache could be a sign of hypertension, and when to call a doctor. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cefaleas: Causas, tipos y tratamiento
Este art ículo presenta cinco tipos de cefaleas, los diferentes síntomas que presentan y la forma de tratarlos con medicación y remedios alternativos. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Alcoholic beverages are frequently considered migraine triggers
(Wiley) In a European Journal of Neurology study of 2,197 patients who experience migraines, alcoholic beverages were reported as a trigger by 35.6 percent of participants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Podcast: Lamotrigine versus carbamazepine monotherapy (single medication treatment) for epilepsy
Up to 70 million people worldwide have epilepsy and there are many Cochrane Reviews of ways to treat it. These include reviews that work with the original researchers to gather data on everyone who was in their studies, to perform individual participant data meta-analyses. In June 2018, Sarah Nevitt and colleagues from the University of Liverpool in the UK updated one of these reviews, comparing two commonly used drugs, lamotrigine and carbamazepine." Carbamazepine and lamotrigine are both recommended as first-line treatments for people with newly diagnosed focal onset epileptic seizures and as second-line treatments ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Magnesium oil can make you less stressed, keep your heart strong, and improve your sleep
(Natural News) Did you know that a magnesium deficiency can cause migraines? Thankfully, you can make a DIY magnesium oil that can ease migraines, improve sleep quality, and even help relieve stress. The 6 health benefits of magnesium oil The human body requires magnesium for more than 325 biochemical reactions. This nutrient keeps your heart... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes: How do migraines affect risk?
Women with current migraine have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared with those with no history of migraine, according to a large observational study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Does your workout mess up your 'do? Latest insane cosmetic craze uses Botox in the scalp to paralyze sweat glands
(Natural News) Often used for smoothing facial wrinkles, Botox is often used as a Band-aid solution for conditions such as migraines, excessive underarm sweating, and even keeping hair sweat-free. Career women are now turning to Botox to ensure that their blow-dried hair smells nice even after intense workouts. The treatment to prevent sweaty scalps has even been... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - do you hear this noise in your ears? Hidden signs of hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can be difficult to spot, but may include chest pain, severe headaches and nosebleeds. You could also be at risk of hypertension signs if you hear this noise in your ear. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraine's 'Silver Lining': Lowered Risk for Diabetes?
Title: Migraine's 'Silver Lining': Lowered Risk for Diabetes?Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - December 18, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Inspired Organics Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Almond Butter Due to Potential Health Risk
Inspired Organics, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Organic Almond Butter due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Migraine Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Prevalence in women decreases long before T2D diagnoses and plateaus after (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - December 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Lower in Women With Active Migraine
MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- Women with active migraine have a lower risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Neurology. Guy Fagherazzi, Ph.D., from the Institut National de la Sant é et de la Recherche Médicale... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Do Migraines Lower A Woman's Chances for Diabetes?
The study found that -- after adjusting for body weight and other health factors -- women who said they had migraines had a 30 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women plagued by frequent migraines are at 30 percent LOWER risk for type 2 diabetes later in life
A new study, led by Gustave Roussy in France, found eight times as many women with no migraine history developed type 2 diabetes compared to women with active migraines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraine's'Silver Lining': Lowered Risk for Diabetes?
MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- A study of more than 74,000 French women has turned up an unexpected finding: Those who suffer from migraines have a significantly lower risk for type 2 diabetes. The finding is based on surveys sent to thousands of women... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The pain you should NEVER ignore - it could be deadly hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include chest pain, nosebleeds, and severe headaches. But you could also be at risk of hypertension symptoms if you have pain in these parts of the body. It could be a sign of a deadly emergency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Adverse events in people taking macrolide antibiotics versus placebo for any indication
The review 'Adverse events in people taking macrolide antibiotics'   asked, “Will people taking a macrolide antibiotic experience more adverse events than those treated with placebo?”Macrolide antibiotics are one of many types of antibiotic. They are commonly used to treat both acute and chronic infections. The four most commonly used macrolides are azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, and roxithromycin. People taking macrolide antibiotics are at risk of experiencing adverse events such as nausea, diarrhoea or rashes.Lead author of the review Malene Plejdrup Hansen explains, “This review was u...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Medication Overuse Headache in Chronic Migraine Medication Overuse Headache in Chronic Migraine
This study explored psychosocial features that might contribute to relapse.Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Neostigmine and Atropine for Postdural Puncture Headache Neostigmine and Atropine for Postdural Puncture Headache
Might the addition of neostigmine and atropine improve the efficacy of conventional management for postdural puncture headache?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gastroenteritis warning - what to do if you have painful diarrhoea and vomiting
GASTROENTERITIS symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach bloating, and severe headaches. The infection, which is caused by a bacteria or virus, is caused by eating contaminated foods. This is what to do if you have the painful signs of food poisoning and tummy bugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - the BEST breakfast to avoid deadly hypertension symptoms
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You can prevent hypertension symptoms, including headaches and chest pain, by eating this breakfast every day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure warning - the taste in your mouth that’s a sign of DEADLY hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms include chest pain, headaches, and difficulty breathing. You could also be at risk of deadly hypertension signs - or ‘the silent killer’ - if you have this bad taste in your mouth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for a hangover - the 1p a day capsules to prevent nausea
SUPPLEMENTS could be used to treat the symptoms of a hangover. Add this cheap capsule to your diet after a night of heavy drinking to get rid of your nausea, headache and dehydration symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 19 natural remedies for a headache
Headaches are a common complaint. Fortunately, there are many natural and home remedies a person can use to get relief. Learn about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Nursery worker suffers permanent brain freeze after the vital organ slipped into her spinal cord   
Alison Stiles Johnson, 44, of Newcastle, was diagnosed with chiari malformation in December 2016 after initially dismissing her crippling headaches as a side effect of the flu jab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cone Health employs teleneurology at MedCenter High Point
Cone Health is implementing technology to better care for High Point patients with stroke, seizure, headaches and other neurological disorders.   MedCenter High Point at 2630 Willard Dairy Road, will use teleneurology to connect doctors and nurses in the emergency department and other areas throughout the hospital with on-call neurologists. The service is part of Cone Health Neurosciences and is a partnership with Atrium Health and TeleS pecialists.  Cone Health says the technology solves two… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Inspired Organics Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Sunflower Butter Due to Potential Health Risk
Inspired Organics, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Organic Sunflower Butter due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is 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)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Amgen And Magellan Rx Management Collaborate To Improve Patient Care For Chronic, Difficult-To-Treat Conditions
First Amgen-Pharmacy Benefit Manager Value-Based Agreement to Deliver Advanced Solutions for Osteoporosis and Migraine THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced a novel multi-year collaboration with Magellan Rx Management, the pharmacy benefit management division of Magellan Health, that will leverage each company's capabilities and resources to identify clinical gaps for some of the healthcare system's most difficult-to-treat diseases. Based on Amgen and Magellan's extensive expertise in complex areas of health and specialty populations, the initial projects will fo...
Source: Amgen News Release - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news