The Great Vaccine Race: Inside the Unprecedented Scramble to Immunize the World Against COVID-19
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

The effects of climate on the incidence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo - Oh SR, Min SJ, Kim CE, Chang M, Mun SK.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common vestibular disorders. An investigation into the factors related to BPPV could contribute to its prevention and appropriate management. We investigated the association between climatic fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Preliminary analysis of central paroxysmal positional vertigo - Wu HY, Wang SJ, Gao ZQ, Jiang H.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the possible pathogenesis of central paroxysmal positional vertigo (CPPV) by analyzing its clinical manifestations and characteristics. METHODS: The clinical data of 3 patients with CPPV, including 1 male and 2 females, aged 3... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Vitamin D May Reduce Recurrence of Positional Vertigo Vitamin D May Reduce Recurrence of Positional Vertigo
Clinicians should consider the management of vitamin D deficiency in all patients with frequent attacks of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), researchers suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 7, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Diving-related otological injuries: initial assessment and management - Nofz L, Porrett J, Yii N, De Alwis N.
BACKGROUND: Scuba diving-related otological injuries comprise the majority of diving-related incidents that present to general practitioners (GPs). Correct diagnosis and  management are key to prevent permanent hearing loss and vertigo. OBJECTIVE: The ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of SPRAVATO ® (esketamine) CIII Nasal Spray to Treat Depressive Symptoms in Adults with Major Depressive Disorder with Acute Suicidal Ideation or Behavior
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – (August 3, 2020) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for SPRAVATO® (esketamine) CIII nasal spray, taken with an oral antidepressant, to treat depressive symptoms in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) with acute suicidal ideation orbehavior.1 SPRAVATO® is the first and only approved medicine that has been shown to reduce depressive symptoms within 24 hours,1 providing a new option for significant symptom relief until a longer-te...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after pediatric sports-related concussion - Reimer K, Ellis V, Cordingley DM, Russell K, Ellis MJ.
OBJECTIVE: Report the clinical findings and outcomes among pediatric patients diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) after sports-related concussion (SRC). DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Multidisciplinary pediatric ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Emergentology: COVID-19-Induced Decisional Vertigo
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - July 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergentology Source Type: news

Pains, chills, fatigue, vomiting and vertigo plagued me. Small fiber neuropathy caused it all.
Even neurologists will often miss this ailment. But depending on the cause, prompt treatment might reverse the disease’s progression and allow symptoms to resolve. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pains, chills, fatigue, vomiting and vertigo plague me. Small fiber neuropathy causes it all.
Even neurologists will often miss this ailment. But depending on the cause, prompt treatment might reverse the disease’s progression and allow symptoms to resolve. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Schwalbe Source Type: news

Simple question can lead to remedy for older adults' dizziness and impaired balance
(University of Gothenburg) Does lying down or turning over in bed make you feel dizzy? This simple question effectively identifies whether a person suffers from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, which is harmless and treatable, a University of Gothenburg thesis shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fragile X in the Family
Discussion Fragile X syndrome (FXS) was first clinically described in 1943 by Martin-Bell and in 1969 Lubs found a fragility at the terminal end of the X chromosome. In 1991, three different research groups independently cloned the mutation for the FMR1 gene (Fragile X mental retardation type 1) which has a CGG triplet expansion. The FMR1 gene codes for the FMR protein which is a major regulator of synaptic plasticity and is expressed in the brain and spermatogonia mainly but many other tissues during fetal and early neonatal development. The number of triplets and methylation correlates with clinical expression (increased...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Types of Memory Impairments are There in Children?
Discussion Memory is an important part of what distinguishes higher order species from others. Memory also is part of one’s self-identity. Difficulties in short-term memory can make common, everyday tasks difficult for the person experiencing the problem particularly if it recently occurred and the person’s long-term memory is intact. Difficulties with long-term memory can also have problems when language, events or even one’s own identity are affected. For some people the memory loss is temporary but for others, memory impairments are permanent and must be accepted and accommodated as part of the overall...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Changes in cortical activation during dual-task walking in individuals with and without visual vertigo - Hoppes CW, Huppert TJ, Whitney SL, Dunlap PM, DiSalvio NL, Alshebber KM, Furman JM, Kwon YH, Rosso AL.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Persons with vestibular disorders are known to have slower gait speed with greater imbalance and veering during dual-task walking than healthy individuals, but the cerebral mechanisms are unknown. The purpose of this study was to de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Semiology and pathophysiology of vertigo and dizziness : guide for evaluating invalidity and incapacity - Boniver R.
After a reminder of the semiology and pathophysiology of balance disorders (vertigo and dizziness), the author considers the disabilities and incapacities that result from these disturbances. Language: fr Après un rappel de la séméiologi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Vestibular Disorders: Pearls and Pitfalls Vestibular Disorders: Pearls and Pitfalls
Dizziness and vertigo are common symptoms but their etiology can be difficult to isolate. Review evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis of the most common vestibular disorders in this paper.Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Visual vertigo, motion sickness, and disorientation in vehicles - Bronstein AM, Golding JF, Gresty MA.
Environmental circumstances that result in ambiguity or conflict with the patterns of sensory stimulation may adversely affect the vestibular system. The effect of this conflict in sensory information may be dizziness, a sense of imbalance, nausea, and mot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Analyze causes and results of VNG examinations in patients with vertigo and balance disorders in the private ENT practice - Polaczkiewicz L, Olszewski J.
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to attempt to analyze the most common causes leading to dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders according to gender and age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Analysis of medical records and evaluation of VNG tests were performe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Traumatic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo caused by cannon fire - Kauffman RD.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vestibular vertigo. BPPV is characterised by brief episodes of vertigo that occur with movement of the head. Almost a quarter of cases of BPPV have a traumatic cause, but no cases of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Woman, 37, has vertigo for four days after standing near a cannon at a Civil War re-enactment
A woman was treated in Bellefontaine, Ohio, after she developed vertigo when a cannon blast knocked loose sensitive crystals in her ear. A doctor cured her with a simple head manoeuvre. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huey Lewis reveals he was 'suicidal' when he began to lose his hearing
What began with a harrowing vertigo spell 35 years ago turned out to be Ménière's disease, a condition that periodically and unpredictably robs the singer of hearing and left him suicidal for months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The spinning chair that can help to end dizzy spells: Space-age seat that is used to treat vertigo 
The futuristic TRV chair spins patients like they are on a rollercoaster to help treat feelings of dizziness and vertigo. The movement helps to dislodge crystals in the ear causing the sensation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evolution of vestibular disorders in older adults: from young-old to middle-old to oldest-old - Jeng YJ, Young YH.
This study investigated the evolution of vestibular disorders in dizzy older adults from young-old to middle-old to oldest-old individuals, which has been less examined in detail so far. METHODS: A total of 3714 older patients with vertigo/diz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Allergies and dizziness: What's the link?
Allergies can cause vertigo, but this is rare. In this article, we look at how dizziness, vertigo, and allergies are linked, and whether or not treating allergy symptoms can help resolve vertigo. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation May Head Off Migraine With Vertigo Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation May Head Off Migraine With Vertigo
External trigeminal nerve stimulation may be an effective treatment for acute vestibular migraine even when applied well into an attack, a small study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

12 Innovations That Will Change Health Care and Medicine in the 2020s
Pocket-size ultrasound devices that cost 50 times less than the machines in hospitals (and connect to your phone). Virtual reality that speeds healing in rehab. Artificial intelligence that’s better than medical experts at spotting lung tumors. These are just some of the innovations now transforming medicine at a remarkable pace. No one can predict the future, but it can at least be glimpsed in the dozen inventions and concepts below. Like the people behind them, they stand at the vanguard of health care. Neither exhaustive nor exclusive, the list is, rather, representative of the recasting of public health and medic...
Source: TIME: Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized HealthSummit19 technology Source Type: news

What Causes Vertigo and How You Can Treat It
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Source: AARP.org News - October 16, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about cervical vertigo
Vertigo refers to a sensation of dizziness or spinning. Cervical vertigo refers to vertigo that results from a certain neck posture or movement. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Quick, Noninvasive Treatment for Migraine, Vertigo
Quick, Noninvasive Approach Promising for Migraine With Vertigo (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Quick, Noninvasive Approach Promising for Migraine With Vertigo Quick, Noninvasive Approach Promising for Migraine With Vertigo
Noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation provides rapid relief of vertigo and headache in patients with acute vestibular migraine, results of a small study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 30, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Hope Against a 'Dizzying' Form of Migraine
Stimulating the vagus nerve appears to calm down centers in the brain that cause migraine and vertigo. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electrical stimulation that zaps away cluster headaches may also relieve vertigo
The non-invasive device, called GammaCore (pictured being used), is already available on the NHS in England to relieve cluster headaches and is also approved for 'typical' migraines in the US. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Hope Against a'Dizzying' Form of Migraine
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 -- People who suffer bouts of vertigo and dizziness may be suffering from a type of migraine for which treatments rarely work. But a new, preliminary study of 18 such patients found that stimulating the vagus nerve in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Exposure to Insecticide Might Explain'Sonic Attack' in Cuba
TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 -- In 2016, American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba complained of vertigo, ringing in the ears, pain, blurred vision, dizziness, and memory and concentration problems. The U.S. feared a Cuban-directed " sonic attack. " Cuba... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 24, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Exposure to Insecticide Might Explain Cuba'Sonic Attack' In 2016, American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba complained of vertigo, ringing in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Balance, gait and dizziness in adult cochlear implant users: a cross sectional study - Murray D, Viani L, Garvan J, Murphy A, Vance R, Simoes-Franklin C, Smith J, Meldrum D.
Objective: Cochlear implantation is associated with vestibular impairment due to the close proximity of the structures. The aim of the study was to quantify dizziness/vertigo, gaze instability, balance and gait problems in a sample of adult cochlear... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: How do I shake off my shingles?  
A 74-year-old reader asks DR ELLIE CANNON about possible alternative treatments for shingles after the medication prescribed by her doctor left them with severe vertigo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo?
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition that commonly causes dizziness. Specific head movements may trigger symptoms, but people can usually treat BPPV with exercises and medication. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Earthquake shook L.A. skyscrapers so hard some got vertigo
Data from seismic sensors in buildings across Southern California show how the 7.1 Ridgecrest earthquake produced surprisingly long periods of shaking in some areas. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II Source Type: news

How Do You Treat Positional Vertigo?
A common type of dizziness can be treated with a simple head maneuver. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Klasco, M.D. Tags: Vertigo Head (Body Part) Source Type: news

Dizziness, vertigo and unsteadiness with emphasis on problems in  elderly patients - Westhofen M.
Gait disturbance and risk for falls of the elderly are a major problem for neurotologic diagnosis and treatment. Diagnostic differentiation especially in the case of acute vestibular syndrome and in cases of chronic or recurrent paroxysmal vestibular defic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Balance control of children and adolescents suffering from vertigo symptoms: in what way posturography is helpful in clinical evaluation of vestibular system pathology? - Szczerbik E, Iwanicka-Pronicka K, Syczewska M, Kalinowska M, Graff K.
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to determine balance parameters in a group of young patients with vertigo symptoms and to verify posturography helpfulness in clinical evaluation of vestibular system pathology. METHODS: 77 children and adolescents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Proteome of normal human perilymph and perilymph from people with disabling vertigo - Lin HC, Ren Y, Lysaght AC, Kao SY, Stankovic KM.
The vast majority of hearing loss, the most common sensory impairment, and vertigo, which commonly causes falls, both reflect underlying dysfunction of inner ear cells. Perilymph sampling can thus provide molecular cues to hearing and balance disorders. Wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Standard reference values of the postural control in healthy young female adults in Germany: an observational study - Ohlendorf D, Doerry C, Fisch V, Schamberger S, Erbe C, W.e EM, Groneberg DA.
OBJECTIVE: Many people of all ages suffer from vertigo due to different reasons. The comparison of patient data with standard values can highlight deteriorations or changes in postural control and thus indicate, for example, an increased risk of falling. O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

At-Home Video Goggles Provide Early, Accurate Vertigo Diagnosis At-Home Video Goggles Provide Early, Accurate Vertigo Diagnosis
Vertigo can be difficult to diagnose because an episode is usually over by the time patients reach the clinic. Video goggles worn at home may enable earlier, more accurate diagnosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 4, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Goggles That Record Nystagmus Could Help Diagnose Vertigo
THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 -- Teaching patients to wear goggles when symptomatic to videorecord nystagmus can assist with the diagnosis of episodic vestibular disorders, according to a proof-of-concept study published online May 15 in Neurology. Allison... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes dizziness when lying down?
Dizziness while lying down, or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, has many causes, including head injuries, diabetes, and migraines. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ear, Nose and Throat Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray For Depression
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration approved Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s esketamine on Tuesday for treatment-resistant depression; the drug is the chemical cousin of ketamine, the powerful anesthetic that has been used illegally as the club drug Special K. It will be sold as Spravato. More specifically, it’s for patients who have tried at least two other medications without success, and it should be taken with an oral antidepressant. Esketamine will be sold as Spravato. (Image credit:Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.) “There has been a longstanding need for additional effective treatments for ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local CNN Depression Dr. Mallika Marshall Esketamine Special K Spravato Source Type: news

Woman with disorder which causes her to pass out is 'trampled on the Underground after commuters'
Kelly Boyson, of Berkshire, suffers from extreme vertigo and tinnitus due to M énière's disease. She wants to raise awareness of invisible illnesses after being refused help in public. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with disorder which causes her to pass out is 'trampled on the Underground after commuters'
Kelly Boyson, of Berkshire, suffers from extreme vertigo and tinnitus due to Ménière's disease. She wants to raise awareness of invisible illnesses after being refused help in public. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news