Brainsway wins FDA nod for OCD-treating TMS system
The FDA today said it granted de novo approval for Brainsway‘s deep transcranial magnetic stimulation system, now indicated for treating obsessive compulsive disorder. The TMS system uses magnetic fields to simulate nerves in the brain, and has been shown to reduce the severity of OCD in patients. A 100-patient randomized, multi-center study of the device indicated that patients who received TMS treatment alongside medical management had a higher response rate, at 38%, than those treated with medical management and a sham device, at 11%. The most frequent adverse reaction was headache, which was reported by 37.5% of ...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Brainsway Source Type: news

Aggression and its association with suicidality in migraine patients: a case-control study - Park SP, Seo JG.
BACKGROUND: To identify aggression and its association with suicidality in migraine patients. METHODS: We enrolled 144 migraine patients who made their first visit to our headache clinic. We collected data regarding their clinical characteristics a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

No sex drive? Tired all the time? Bad breath? You may have a vitamin deficiency
(Natural News) “Not now, honey. I’ve got a headache.” If this isn’t an excuse anymore — if you really do have a headache and feeling less than amorous lately, you could have a vitamin deficiency. How about that halitosis? Do plants turn brown when you talk to them? Look at your nails. See any white spots... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NPPA fixes ceiling price of 92 drug formulations
Drug price regulator NPPA has fixed the ceiling price for 92 drug formulations, including those used for treatment of cancer, hepatitis C, migraine and diabetes among others. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Research suggests why migraines are more common in women
Findings, published inFrontiers in Molecular Biosciences, indicate that women are more likely to suffer migraines due to the action of oestrogen on the cranial nerves.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines Than Men
Title: Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines Than MenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - August 15, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines
Results of new research suggest that changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells around a key nerve in the head and connected blood vessels more sensitive to migraine triggers, scientists say. And that increases migraine risk. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MCR's New VL2 Lenses Block 41% of Blue Light
MCR Safety has released new lens technology that is capable of blocking 41% of ISO 12312-1 blue light while allowing 88% of all visible light to pass in their new MAXBLUE™ VL210MB safety glasses. Blue light is known to cause eye fatigue, headaches and migraines in people exposed to RF scanners and other handheld or portable devices on the job. The lenses are clear with a streamline, comfortable and athletic design. They are scratch resistant with a polycarbonate frame.This story is related to the following:Safety& Security EquipmentHealth, Medical,& Dental Supplies and EquipmentSearch for suppliers of:Len...
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Migraines: More women suffer than men 'due to oestrogen and other sex hormones'
MORE women suffer migraine than men due to oestrogen and other sex hormones, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Migraines are more common in women, but why?
Migraines are disruptive, debilitating events, but what causes them remains unclear. Notably, they are more common in women, and a new study asks why. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines Than Men
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- New insight into why women get more migraines than men could lead to better treatments, researchers say. The results of lab and animal experiments suggest changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sex hormones may be reason women get more migraines, study says
Researchers believe they have determined why more women than men get migraines, offering potential for targeted treatments. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does THIS explain why women are more likely to suffer migraine?
Researchers at Universitas Miguel Hern ández in Elche reviewed decades of medical literature to make the conclusion, published in the journal Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why do women get more migraines?
(Frontiers) Differing levels of sex hormones, especially estrogens, may explain why many more women than men suffer from migraines. A study published today provides evidence that these hormones affect cell mechanisms that control responses to migraine triggers, offering a possible pathway to more effective, personalized treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ideas for addressing electronic harassment among adolescents attending a video blogging convention - Selkie E, Evans Y, Ton A, Midamba N, Moreno MA.
BACKGROUND: Electronic harassment affects 20-40% of adolescents and has been associated with significant negative outcomes including physical (ex. headache, abdominal pain), psychological (ex. depression, anxiety), and psychosocial (ex. school avoidance) p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Know the difference between a headache and a brain aneurysm... it could save your life
(Natural News) In an article in People.com, Dr. Howard A. Riina, Professor of Neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center said that a brain aneurysm feels like the“worst headache of someone’s life”. Even those with a history of migraines or headaches have described the sensation as feeling like a lightning strike. “It’s this severe, severe headache... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ElectroCore inks nVNS neuroinflammatory response research deal with MGH
ElectroCore said yesterday it inked a collaborative research deal with Massachusetts General Hospital exploring the use of ElectroCore’s non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation tech in targeted treatments for neuroinflammation. The Basking Ridge, N.J.-based company said that investigators will examine the effects the nVNS system has on neuroinflammatory mechanisms associated with conditions in the central nervous system including pain, trauma and neurodegeneration. ElectroCore said it will supply up to $1 million through a research grant over four years to support preclinical trials of the device, including work al...
Source: Mass Device - August 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation electroCore Source Type: news

Posttraumatic Headache: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets Posttraumatic Headache: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets
Frequent or continuous headache is common after head trauma. This review outlines key clinical characteristics of posttraumatic headache, its pathophysiology, and its optimal management.Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

How To Tell If You Have A Headache Or A Migraine
Experts break down the different types of head pain, as well as their symptoms and causes. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women more likely to survive heart attack if treated by female doctor
Gender inequality in heart attack mortality because 'most physicians are male' Related items fromOnMedica Heart failure treatment based on ‘unrepresentative’ patients Migraine may be linked to heightened cardiovascular disease risk Erectile dysfunction increases cardiovascular risk Higher cancer risk from chronic diseases COPD patients at heightened risk of drug side effects linked to polypharmacy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vestibular Migraine: What & #039;s the Impact?
Vestibular migraine may be a relatively new diagnostic entity, but a new study shows it impacts around 6 million US adults.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

7 Questions on Complicated Headaches
Primary care clinicians may be the first to note an abornal headache pattern that calls for referral. What do you know about these not-so-simple headaches? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Linda Peckel Tags: Headache and Migraine Source Type: news

Will Investors Rescue Brazos & #039; Migraine Management Device?
A startup company trying to develop a new wearable migraine management therapy device is realizing that getting a new medical device to market can be a financial headache, pardon the pun. Southlake, TX-based Brazos Biomedical, an operating unit of American Diversified Holdings Corporation, said it needs about $2 million to complete all prototype development and FDA requirements to bring its Auracis wearable migraine device to market. Brazos hopes to work with institutional investors to devise a financing strategy to bring the device to market. The Auracis is designed to be worn on the he...
Source: MDDI - August 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

ElectroCore Is Changing the Game in Bioelectronics
electroCore, a player in the bioelectronic’s market is on a mission to redefine the way patients are treated for migraines. The Basking Ridge, N.J.-based company recently launched the gammaCore Sapphire, a second-generation device that is non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator for the acute treatment of pain associated with migraine and episodic cluster headache. The gammaCore Sapphire was cleared in December of 2017 but electroCore delayed the product’s launch. “We were waiting to launch the gammaCore Sapphire after we launched into migraine, which happened on July 1&Acir...
Source: MDDI - August 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Brazos Medical needs $2m to get Auracis migraine device to market
American Diversified Holdings’ Brazos Biomedical needs $2 million to take its Auracis Tens migraine therapy system to the market, according to a recently released press release from the company. Houston-based Brazos said that its management met with medtech engineering firms and determined that a $2 million budget would float the device through from prototyping to production over a two year period. The Auracis device is designed to treat headache pain through the use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and includes a number of electrodes designed to be placed at key points on the head and neck t...
Source: Mass Device - August 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management brazosbiomedical Source Type: news

Burden of acute migraine treatment substantial in France
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

First drug to prevent chronic migraines approved by EU
Manufacturer says patients will be able to get treatment privately from September under EU licenceThe first ever drug specifically designed to prevent a migraine has been given the green light by European health officials.Erenumab is now expected to be considered by English and Scottish health agencies to assess whether it is appropriate for NHS use.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Science Medical research Health Neuroscience Society Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Stress Eat—And How to Stop Doing It
It should come as no surprise that Americans are stressed. A 2017 survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that money, work, crime, violence, the political climate and the future of the nation are all significant stressors for Americans, each plaguing more than half of the survey respondents. While stress is bad for the body, the ways people deal with it can be just as unhealthy. The APA found in a different survey that almost 40% of adults reported overeating or consuming junk food in response to stress during the prior month. And of those people, about half said they did so weekly. What is it about f...
Source: TIME: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Stress Eat — And How to Stop Doing It
It should come as no surprise that Americans are stressed. A 2017 survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that money, work, crime, violence, the political climate and the future of the nation are all significant stressors for Americans, each plaguing more than half of the survey respondents. While stress is bad for the body, the ways people deal with it can be just as unhealthy. The APA found in a different survey that almost 40% of adults reported overeating or consuming junk food in response to stress during the prior month. And of those people, about half said they did so weekly. What is it about f...
Source: TIME: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Migraine Drug Wins EU Approval
Aimovig will soon be available for individuals who have four or more migraines a month. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 31, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes dizziness and vomiting?
Vomiting and dizziness are not pleasant but often go away on their own. However, it is vital to be aware of causes that warrant medical attention. Learn about possible causes of dizziness and vomiting, including anxiety, infections, inner ear problems, migraines, and cyclic vomiting syndrome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

First ever pill to prevent chronic migraines approved by EU
Manufacturer says patients will be able to get the drug privately from September under EU licenceThe first ever drug specifically designed to prevent a migraine has been given the green light by European health officials.Erenumab is now expected to be considered by English and Scottish health agencies to assess whether it is appropriate for NHS use.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Science Medical research Health Neuroscience Society Source Type: news

Can you cure migraines by eating more SALT?
Tracey Cawdrey, from Manchester, monitors the salt content of every meal — though not for the reason you might expect. She believes it alleviates debilitating episodes of severe headaches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraine drug could ease pain of 500,000
The pharmaceutical firm Novartis is preparing to ship Erenumab – a monthly jab – into Britain, and expects patients will be able to get the drug privately within six weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novartis marks a new era for migraine patients with the EU approval of Aimovig ®, a first-of-its-kind treatment specifically designed for migraine prevention
Novartis announced today that the European Commission (EC) approved Aimovig® (erenumab) for the prevention of migraine in adults experiencing four or more migraine days per month. Aimovig is the first and only treatment specifically designed for migraine prevention to be approved in the European Union, Switzerland, the US and Australia. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Migraine Prevention: Botox Wins, but Another Drug Enters the Ring Migraine Prevention: Botox Wins, but Another Drug Enters the Ring
An open-label study prefers Botox over topiramate, but a new migraine prophylactic drug has joined the market, raising options as well as questions.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency - why you should never ignore headaches
VITAMIN B12 deficiency symptoms include feeling very tired, weight loss, and breathlessness. But persistent headaches or migraines could also be a warning sign of the condition - are you at risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Weathering migraines
What you might call "the dog days of summer" may be something more menacing for a person prone to migraines. https://youtu.be/z9iJOZzdsx8 Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the script. So how and why does summer weather sometimes trigger these headaches? "That is a great question," says [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Lipari Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Premo Brand & Fresh Grab Turkey & Swiss Submarine Sandwiches Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes
Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Premo Brand and Fresh Grab turkey and Swiss submarine sandwiches produced and packaged by sister company JLM 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. (So...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 28, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Heat exhaustion symptoms: Headache? Signs the heatwave is making you unwell
HEAT exhaustion symptoms and signs may be caused by hot temperatures, or doing strenuous physical activity. While the condition itself is not usually dangerous, it can lead to the life-threatening condition heat stroke if not treated properly. Watch out for these eight symptoms of heat exhaustion during this summer ’s heatwave. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What the Netflix Documentary ‘Bleeding Edge’ Gets Right About the Dangers of Medical Devices in America
A new Netflix Original documentary sheds light on a topic that’s opaque to many: the medical device industry in America. The film, called The Bleeding Edge, claims that the way medical devices make it to the U.S. market is lax and potentially dangerous. The filmmakers interview doctors and patients who say they’ve been personally harmed by an array of devices—including cobalt-based hip replacements, vaginal mesh and robotic surgery devices—and who feel that the guardian group of the medical device industry, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is not doing enough to protect them. It’...
Source: TIME: Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Documentary Medical Devices medicine Netflix Netflix Original The Bleeding Edge Source Type: news

Concussion: A History of Science and Medicine, 1870-2005 Concussion: A History of Science and Medicine, 1870-2005
This essay highlights key research and discoveries from the long history of concussion science. How have perceptions, attitudes and understanding evolved since the mid-19th century?Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Definition of balance and cognition related to disability levels in vestibular migraine patients - Balci B, Şenyuva N, Akdal G.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the balance and cognition of vestibular migraine (VM) patients with migraineurs without vertigo history and healthy subjects, and to examine the effects of disability level on these functions. MATERIAL-METHOD: The study consisted of 3... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does magnesium relieve migraines?
Many people use magnesium, which is a naturally occurring mineral, to treat and prevent migraine headaches, especially those with aura. In this article, learn about the effectiveness of magnesium and discover whether there are any side effects or risks. We also list some of the foods that contain magnesium. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Amgen's new migraine drug hits insurance hurdles
Amgen Inc's push to get patients on its new $575 a month migraine drug before competition emerges in September is facing barriers from insurers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Migraine symptoms: Eat Chocolate? Doctor on This Morning warns this may be headache sign
MIGRAINE symptoms could appear as soon as two days before the painful headache is actually triggered, according to a Doctor on ITV ’s This Morning. Reaching for snacks such as chocolate could be a sign of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does surviving a terrorist attack rewire the brain? Study finds exposure to terror may increase risk of migraine, other headaches
(Natural News) Terror attack survivors are at higher risk of experiencing frequent migraines and tension headaches, claim the researchers behind a compelling study published in Neurology. Speaking to ScienceDaily.com, study author Dr. Synne Øien Stensland said: “We know a lot about the psychological effects of terror attacks and other extreme violence on survivors, but we... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four New Studies in Neurology Four New Studies in Neurology
Dr Diener reviews four studies likely to change the practice of neurology that encompass PFO closure in cryptogenic stroke, new treatments for migraine and glioblastoma, and tried-and-true treatments for MS.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Longitudinal resting state functional connectivity predicts clinical outcome in mild traumatic brain injury - Madhavan R, Joel SE, Mullick R, Cogsil T, Niogi S, Tsiouris AJ, Mukherjee P, Masdeu JC, Marinelli L, Shetty T.
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) affects about 42 million people worldwide. It is often associated with headache, cognitive deficits and balance difficulties but rarely shows any abnormalities on conventional CT or MR imaging. While in most mTBI patients... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Goldfish Crackers Recalled Due to Salmonella Concerns
Pepperidge Farm voluntarily recalled four types of Goldfish crackers due to concerns over potential salmonella contamination, the company said Monday. The bakery giant says its ingredient supplier for the whey powder included in some Goldfish crackers notified the company this week about the possible contamination, and Pepperidge Farm recalled some products “out of an abundance of caution.” The Goldfish crackers involved in the recall include Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheese and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel. All of the affecte...
Source: TIME: Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized onetime Recalls Source Type: news