Neurologists Identify New Type of Vertigo
THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 -- A hyperactive and asymmetric velocity-storage mechanism may be responsible for intermittent attacks of vertigo in some patients with recurrent spontaneous vertigo (RSV) of unknown etiology, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Newly Identified Form of Vertigo Responds to Treatment
THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 -- Because vertigo can have many causes, treating it can be difficult, but researchers have identified a new type that may be effectively treated with medication. " These conditions can be difficult to diagnose and quite... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New Type of Spontaneous Vertigo Identified in Korea
(MedPage Today) -- No known cause, but appears potentially treatable (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - May 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

New Type of Treatable Vertigo Identified New Type of Treatable Vertigo Identified
A simple headshaking maneuver may help separate this new condition from other types of vertigo, including Meniere disease, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Researchers say chronic dizziness can result from, or trigger, psychiatric disorders
(American Osteopathic Association) Dizziness can fall into a number of broad categories, including vertigo (spinning sensation), presyncope (near-fainting), and disequilibrium (imbalance). When a patient's description of symptoms appears consistent with one of these categories, physicians are better equipped to make an accurate diagnosis. Patients who have a difficult time describing their symptoms, or seem to experience several different symptoms, are likely experiencing non-specific dizziness -- which should be a cue for physicians to ask about the patient's mental health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dizziness and vertigo syndromes viewed with a historical eye - Huppert D, Brandt T.
Seasickness, fear of heights, and adverse effects of alcohol were the major areas where descriptions of vertigo and dizziness were found in Roman, Greek, and Chinese texts from about 730 BC-600 AD. A few detailed accounts were suggestive of specific vestib... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Wearing goggles could help you sleep and lose weight
Specs are no longer just for seeing with — there are now a range of high-tech smart ‘goggles’ to treat a host of conditions, from diabetes to vertigo.  (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could wearing goggles help you sleep and lose weight?
Specs are no longer just for seeing with — there are now a range of high-tech smart ‘goggles’ to treat a host of conditions, from diabetes to vertigo.  (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the home remedies for vertigo?
A look at home remedies for vertigo, a feeling of spinning and dizziness. Included are details on the symptoms and when to see a doctor for the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a vestibular migraine?
We take a look at vestibular migraines, a type of migraine that involves dizziness and vertigo. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

Vestibular vertigo is associated with abnormal sleep duration - Albathi M, Agrawal Y.
In this study, we evaluate the association between vestibular vertigo and sleep duration in a large, representative sampl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Relationship of visual dependence to age, balance, attention, and vertigo - Lee SC.
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of increased visual dependence to age, balance, attention, and vertigo. [Subjects and Methods] Twelve younger, 12 visually independent (VI) older and 12 visually dependent (VD) older adult... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Epley maneuver: A treatment for vertigo
The Epley maneuver is a gentle exercise that is used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Learn how it is performed, and how it helps. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy Source Type: news

Vertigo sufferers should not be handed pills say scientsts
Chronic vertigo should not be treated with medication say a team of UK and Amsterdam experts. Instead, sufferers should try vestibular rehabilitation, a form of 'brain retraining' exercises. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syncope, falls and vertigo - Weingart C, Schneider HJ, Sieber CC.
Dizziness/vertigo, falls and syncope are among the most common reasons for seeking medical care. As clinical entities they share common pathogenetic and clinical features and differences. The diagnostic work-up can often be initiated in a  general practiti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Isolated Atypical Transient Symptoms in a Cohort With TIA Isolated Atypical Transient Symptoms in a Cohort With TIA
Isolated atypical transient symptoms, such as partial sensory deficit, vertigo, visual deficit, or diplopia can be associated with many diagnoses. How often do they indicate transient ischemic attack?Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

A diagnosis of dysautonomia sheds new light on Sarah ’s pain
Sarah Fishman exudes vivaciousness and warmth. When describing her favorite activities, mainly swimming and rugby, her energy is infectious. It is hard to imagine that someone as lively as Sarah has been suffering from chronic pain her whole life. Since she was little, Sarah has struggled with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a common intestinal disorder that causes stomach pain and colon issues. However, it wasn’t until her junior year of college that she started experiencing symptoms that were no longer recognizable. “My local gastroenterologist kept giving me treatments that weren’t doing anything,&rdqu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 5, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Helen Santoro Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Alyssa Lebel dysautonomia headaches irritable bowel syndrome Source Type: news

The impact of opioid medications on subsequent fractures in discharged emergency department patients with peripheral vertigo - Grewal K, Austin PC, Kapral MK, Lu H, Atzema CL.
BACKGROUND: Vertigo is common in the emergency department (ED). Most aetiologies are peripheral and do not require hospitalization, but many patients still fear falling. Some patients may be taking opioid analgesic medications (for other reasons); the risk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What’s causing YOUR vertigo? It’s a symptom of an EAR infection leading to hearing loss
VERTIGO and feeling nauseous are two of the symptoms of labyrinthitis - a type of inner ear infection which could lead to hearing loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New guidance for treating vertigo
Millions of Americans suffer from vertigo each year, and it can be disabling. But the condition can be treated -- usually without drugs or expensive tests. CBS News' Meg Oliver reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vertigo dizziness is scary, but common
Some patients may need repeated treatments for vertigo to relieve symptoms, but new guidelines say expensive tests and drugs aren't needed (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI-related magnetic field exposures and risk of commuting accidents - a cross-sectional survey among Dutch imaging technicians - Huss A, Schaap K, Kromhout H.
BACKGROUND: Imaging technicians working with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may experience acute effects such as vertigo or dizziness when being exposed. A previous study also reported an increased risk of accidents in MRI exposed staff. OBJECTIV... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

American Airlines pilots being sickened by toxic chemicals in uniforms
(Natural News) Here we go again. Late last year, thousands of American Airlines employees said that the carrier’s new uniform caused a series of allergic reactions including eye swelling, rashes, skin blistering, and even vertigo. American repeatedly assured their employees that their new uniforms were safe and have since then distributed the uniforms to around... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The impact of diabetes on mobility, balance, and recovery after repositioning maneuvers in individuals with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo - D'Silva LJ, Whitney SL, Santos M, Dai H, Kluding PM.
AIM: The prevalence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is higher in people with type 2 diabetes (DM). The impact of DM on mobility, balance, and management of BPPV is unknown. This prospective study compared symptom severity, mobility and balan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

What Are the Clinical Symptoms Associated with Friedreich Ataxia?
Discussion Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) was first extensively described in a series of papers from 1863-1877 by Nikolaus Friedreich at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. In 1996 the genetic mutation was described. It is an autosomal recessively inherited, homologous expansion of the GAA repeat in intron 1 of the frataxin gene on chromosome 9q13. It causes a transcription error leading to a decrease in frataxin which is a mitochondrial protein involved in iron metabolism and other cell functions. Frataxin is seen mainly in the central and peripheral nervous systems, heart, pancreas and skeleton. Frataxin is produced but in ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

UCLA gymnast overcomes rare disease to compete again
UCLA gymnast Macy Toronjo, 19, from Westwood, California, overcame a rare disease that left her blind and with vertigo to again become a top-scorer despite being on steroid medication. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sensorion to start Phase II trial of SENS-111 to treat acute vertigo
French biotechnology company Sensorion has obtained the European Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) authorisation to start a Phase II trial of its SENS-111 for the treatment of acute severe vertigo through the Voluntary Harmonisation Procedure (VHP). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - March 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Morning Report: Vertigo, Insect Repellents, Testosterone Gel Morning Report: Vertigo, Insect Repellents, Testosterone Gel
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights some of this week's most important medical news.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

New Guidelines for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo New Guidelines for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
New recommendations on the diagnosis and management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo focus more on patient education and repositioning procedures and less on medication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Health-related quality of life of children/adolescents with vertigo: retrospective study from the German Center of Vertigo and Balance Disorders - Deissler A, Albers L, von Kries R, Weinberger R, Langhagen T, Gerstl L, Heinen F, Jahn K, Schr öder AS.
PURPOSE  To assess the impact of vertigo on health-related quality of life (HrQoL) of children/adolescents and to assess if the impact on HrQoL varies by age group, gender, and type of vertigo diagnoses. METHODS A retrospective analysis was perf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Personal Health: Getting Specific About Dizziness
People use the word dizziness when referring to lightheadedness, unsteadiness, motion intolerance, imbalance, floating or a tilting sensation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Vertigo Stroke Source Type: news

Virtual reality 'could help treat vertigo'
Virtual reality could be used to diagnose and treat visual vertigo, according to a team of Cardiff University scientists. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Repeal Me, Please!
I am luckier than most. After 20 years of having multiple sclerosis I am still relatively healthy. I have a spot on my foot which is mildly numb most of the time and markedly numb when I have an exacerbation. This is damage I got from not treating an exacerbation with steroid therapy. Sometimes when I am dancing I can feel weakness in my legs, but I still dance. I will always dance. Heat and I have a love/hate relationship. I love a sauna in January. That first sweat is such a cleansing feeling. But a prolonged heat wave in summer will sap me like an iPhone battery. I have extreme vertigo whenever I ride a canoe, an amusem...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Options for Acne Treatment?
Discussion Acne vulgaris or acne is a problem of the pilosebaceous follicle. It occurs most prominently where sebaceous glands are abundant especially the face, neck, and upper back. Sebum production increases because of androgens. Keratin and sebum clog the pores of the pilosebaceous unit causing hyperkeratosis (clogged pilosebaceous unit = clogged pores = comedomes). Propionibacterium acnes, a gram-negative anaerobe, multiplies in the sebaceous unit causing an inflammatory reaction resulting in moderate or severe acne. Skin lesions include: Comedomal acne has comedomes White heads = closed comedomes Black heads = open...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Consumer Health Tips: Presbyopia and your aging eyes
Presbyopia: A cause of blurred distance vision? Having trouble focusing your eyes at different distances? It could be an early symptom of an age-related vision change. *** Also in today's tips ... Meniere's disease: It's not just dizziness Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes of vertigo?and problems with hearing, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Assessment for benign paroxysmal positioning vertigo in medical patients admitted with falls in a district general hospital - Chancellor AM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Intratympanic Steroids for Effective for Unilateral Meniere's Disease Intratympanic Steroids for Effective for Unilateral Meniere's Disease
Intratympanic methylprednisolone appears to be as effective as intratympanic gentamicin for reducing vertigo in patients with unilateral Meniere's disease, researchers from the U.K. report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Sensorion to begin Phase II clinical trial of SENS-111 to treat vertigo
French biotech company Sensorion is set to begin its Phase II clinical trial of SENS-111 to treat acute severe vertigo. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - November 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Can You Do About Tinnitus?
Discussion Tinnitus is derived from the Latin word tinnire which means to ring but in general practice it means any perceived sound that is not generated externally. It is a common problem in adults. In children it is described as being commonly overlooked as children do not spontaneously report it. It is felt that children may consider the sound normal, or are easily distracted and therefore forget about it. Children can accurately describe the sounds they hear and use words such as buzz, ring, hum, swish, whish, blow or beep. Spontaneously reported tinnitus is ~6.5% and increases to 34% when children are specifically que...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 21, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Posttraumatic dizziness and vertigo - Szczupak M, Hoffer ME, Murphy S, Balaban CD.
Traumatic brain injury is an increasingly common public health issue, with the mild variant most clinically relevant for this chapter. Common causes of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) include motor vehicle accidents, athletics, and military training/dep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Vertigo and dizziness in children - Jahn K.
Vertigo and dizziness of at least moderate severity occur in>5% of school-aged children and cause considerable restrictions in participation in school and leisure activity. More than 50% of dizzy children also have headache. Vestibular migraine and benign... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

How Long Do Concussive Symptoms Last?
Discussion Concussion as defined by the International Conference on Concussion in Sport in 2012 is “Concussion is a brain injury and is defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by biomechanical forces.” It results in quick onset of signs and symptoms of physical and cognitive impairment. Concussion is sometimes referred to as mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) as mild TBI refers to “…concussions that are generally not life threatening despite the potential for short-term disability and serious ongoing sequelae.” Concussion symptoms are usually categorized as...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 31, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Welsh father diagnosed with vertigo discovers he has a deadly tumour after Facebook post
Tom Walker, 36, from Caerphilly, noticed a post from a friend whose daughter was treated for a brain tumour and recognised the symptoms. Scans revealed he had a 6cm growth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can vestibular rehabilitation exercises help patients with concussion? A systematic review of efficacy, prescription and progression patterns - Murray DA, Meldrum D, Lennon O.
This study systematically evaluated the evidence supporting the efficacy, prescripti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What 1989 And The Golden Girls Tell Us About Medicine Today
Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens to be the year Swift was born--such a long, long time ago! People under 35 have no personal memory of 1980s pop culture, which is ironic since Swift's album in part pays homage to it. In the real 1989 (no offense to Swift and the 10 co-producers who made the album), all sorts of revolutions took place: Mr. Gorbachev tore down that pesky wall, for example. America's greatest antagonist, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1989. Brazil conducted its first democrat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inner Ear Regeneration: Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Vertigo
Advanced Rejuvenation is using cutting edge therapies to stimulate hair cell (inner ear) regeneration through stem cell treatment, laser therapy and growth factor injections (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - September 16, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Tinnitus Source Type: news

Skull base surgeons help pioneer method of extracting tumors from ear canal
A surgical team is helping to pioneer a new minimally invasive procedure that extracts vertigo-inducing tumors from the inner ear without having to remove a large piece of skull, as is usually required. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic PathWays: What's the Diagnosis?
This week, Drs.  Rachael Liesman and Elitza Theel discuss the case of a patient with recent ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement who presented with vertigo, headaches and vomiting. View the case and make your diagnosis. Learn more about Mayo Clinic PathWays. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 23, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

3 Drugs with the Most Severe Side Effects
Image Source Drugs have been known to have some sort of side effects on patients. Most of them are not often discussed in the health tabloids. While other drugs have side effects that are very nominal when compared to the benefits the patient derives from their usage, others have side effects that can impact the lives of their users forever. The most common side effects people experience from drug usage are gastrointestinal related issues which include constipation, nausea, and vomiting. Some other drugs can leave you feeling tired and dizzy for a short period of time. Combining these drugs with simple aspirin will usuall...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news