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Relationship of childhood headaches with preferences in leisure time activities, depression, anxiety and eating habits: A population-based, cross-sectional study - Bektaş O, Ugur C, Gençtürk ZB, Aysev A, Sireli O, Deda G.
The objective of this article is to determine the relationship between headache frequency and socio-demographic data, personal characteristics, habits, daily activities, daily loss of ability, depression and anxiety in the headache subtypes in ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

[Is there overuse of neuroimaging procedures in patients with chronic migraine? An study in a Health Area in Asturias, Spain].
CONCLUSIONS. We could not find a real overuse of neuroimaging techniques in patients with CM in our health area. PMID: 25156024 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Revista de Neurologia)
Source: Revista de Neurologia - August 30, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Martinez-Ramos J, Santamarta-Liebana E, Saiz-Ayala A, Garcia-Cabo C, Alvarez-Escudero R, Pascual J Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research

Does Reading Give You A Headache?
A simple picture of black and white stripes provides insights into reading problems.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan R. Barry, Ph.D. Tags: Education Parenting migraine headaches op art reading visual discomfort visual stress Source Type: news

Migraine in Students of a US Medical School.
CONCLUSIONS: Migraine is common in medical students, especially women. Only half have consulted a physician for migraine, and students may be using suboptimal treatments. Although more than half experience severe symptoms that impair performance, the majority attend educational sessions during migraine attacks, and they believe this is expected. Students are unwilling to disclose migraine status to faculty or during application to residency. Migraine does not influence career choices. PMID: 25163040 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Pain Physician)
Source: Pain Physician - August 29, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Johnson H, Guhl G, Arora J, Walling A Tags: Fam Med Source Type: research

Trastuzumab Emtansine in Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer: An Integrated Safety Analysis [Breast Cancer]
Conclusion In this analysis of 884 T-DM1–exposed patients, grade 3 or greater AEs were infrequent and typically asymptomatic and manageable. This favorable safety profile makes T-DM1 treatment suitable for exploration in other breast cancer settings. (Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology - August 29, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dieras, Harbeck, Budd, Greenson, Guardino, Samant, Chernyukhin, Smitt, Krop Tags: Chemotherapy Breast Cancer Source Type: research

Refractory Headache: One Term does Not cover All – A Statement of the European Headache Federation
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Source: BioMed Central - August 28, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Christian LamplRigmor JensenPaolo MartellettiDimos-Dimitrios Mitsikostas Source Type: research

Refractory chronic migraine: a Consensus Statement on clinical definition from the European Headache Federation
The debate on the clinical definition of refractory Chronic Migraine (rCM) is still far to be concluded. The importance to create a clinical framing of these rCM patients resides in the complete disability they show, in the high risk of serious adverse events from acute and preventative drugs and in the uncontrolled application of therapeutic techniques not yet validated.The European Headache Federation Expert Group on rCM presents hereby the updated definition criteria for this harmful subset of headache disorders. This attempt wants to be the first impulse towards the correct identification of these patients, the correct...
Source: BioMed Central - August 28, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Paolo MartellettiZaza KatsaravaChristian LamplDelphine MagisLars BendtsenAndrea NegroMichael RussellDimos-Dimitrios D MitsikostasRigmor Jensen Source Type: research

Randomized Controlled Trial of Treatment Expectation and Intravenous Fluid in Pediatric Migraine
ConclusionsThe overall decrease in pain with IV fluid is small and clinically insignificant. Treatment expectation did not significantly influence headache relief at 30 minutes with IV fluid hydration in children or adolescents with migraine in the ED. The average relief of headache with IV fluid alone was small; however, a clinically meaningful response was observed in 17.8%. Recurrence of headache is common in 33% after ED discharge. (Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - August 28, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Lawrence Richer, William Craig, Brian Rowe Tags: Research Submission Source Type: research

Trigger Point Injections for Headache Disorders: Expert Consensus Methodology and Narrative Review
ConclusionsWhen performed in the appropriate setting and with the proper expertise, TPIs seem to have a role in the adjunctive treatment of the most common headache disorders. We hope our effort to characterize the methodology of TPIs by expert opinion in the context of published data motivates the performance of evidence‐based and standardized treatment protocols. (Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - August 28, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Matthew S. Robbins, Deena Kuruvilla, Andrew Blumenfeld, Larry Charleston, Michael Sorrell, Carrie E. Robertson, Brian M. Grosberg, Steven D. Bender, Uri Napchan, Avi Ashkenazi Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

A Case Report of Hemicrania Continua‐Like Headache Due to Ipsilateral Inflammatory Orbital Pseudotumor
(Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - August 28, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Justin M. DeLange, Carrie E. Robertson, Karl N. Krecke, Ivan Garza Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Spreading Depolarization May Link Migraine, Stroke, and Other Cardiovascular Disease
(Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - August 28, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Patrizia Ripa, Raffaele Ornello, Francesca Pistoia, Antonio Carolei, Simona Sacco Tags: Comment Observation and Rebuttal Source Type: research

Headache During Air Travel: An Unusual Cause of Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome
(Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - August 28, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Hande Alibas, Shebnem Ceferova, Pinar Kahraman Koytak, Kayihan Uluc, Ipek Midi, Nese Tuncer Elmaci, Sevinc Aktan, Tulin Tanridag Tags: Clinical Correspondence Source Type: research

Spreading Depolarization May Link Migraine, Stroke, and Other Cardiovascular Disease.
PMID: 25163584 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - August 28, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Ripa P, Ornello R, Pistoia F, Carolei A, Sacco S Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Headache During Air Travel: An Unusual Cause of Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome.
PMID: 25163541 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - August 28, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Alibas H, Ceferova S, Kahraman Koytak P, Uluc K, Midi I, Tuncer Elmaci N, Aktan S, Tanridag T Tags: Headache Source Type: research

MIGRAINE RELIEF (Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Caffeine) Tablet [CVS Pharmacy]
Updated Date: Aug 27, 2014 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST))
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST) - August 27, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Altered Cerebrospinal Fluid Concentrations of TGFβ1 in Patients with Drug-Resistant Epilepsy.
Abstract Transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) signaling participates in pathogenesis of epilepsy. TGFβ1, as a transmitter of TGFβ signaling, might be a useful marker for predicting the prognosis of patients with epilepsy. The present study aimed to measure TGFβ1 level in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with drug-resistant epilepsy and non-resistant epilepsy. A total of 43 patients with epilepsy were recruited, 28 were non-resistant epilepsy subgroup, 15 drug-resistant epilepsy subgroup. 11 patients with intracranial infection and 11 individuals with primary headache were used as controls. The concen...
Source: Neurochemical Research - August 27, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Yu W, Zou Y, Du Y, Luo J, Zhang M, Yang W, Wang X, Lü Y Tags: Neurochem Res Source Type: research

Acupuncture decreases matrix metalloproteinase-2 activity in patients with migraine.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study showed a clinically relevant decrease in MMP-2 activity in patients with migraine treated with acupuncture. The mechanism underlying the effect of acupuncture in alleviating pain may be associated with a decrease in MMP-2 activity. PMID: 25164776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - August 27, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cayir Y, Ozdemir G, Celik M, Aksoy H, Akturk Z, Laloglu E, Akcay F Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

Phase III, single-arm study investigating the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of anagrelide as a second-line treatment in high-risk Japanese patients with essential thrombocythemia.
This study sought to determine the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of anagrelide in high-risk Japanese adults with ET who were intolerant or refractory to their first-line CRT. Fifty-three patients were enrolled in the study. Of those, 67.9 % had a platelet response (<60 × 10(4)/µL) and 45.3 % achieved normalization of platelet counts (≤40 × 10(4)/µL) on anagrelide therapy. The median time to platelet count response was 98.5 days and the median time to platelet count normalization was 274.0 days. The median daily dose administered was 1.9 mg/day. The most common adverse events observed during anagrelid...
Source: International Journal of Hematology - August 27, 2014 Category: Hematology Authors: Kanakura Y, Miyakawa Y, Wilde P, Smith J, Achenbach H, Okamoto S Tags: Int J Hematol Source Type: research

Methotrexate for induction of remission in ulcerative colitis.
CONCLUSIONS: Although methotrexate was well-tolerated, the studies showed no benefit for methotrexate over placebo or active comparators. The results for efficacy outcomes between methotrexate and placebo, methotrexate and 6-mercaptopurine and methotrexate and 5-aminosalicylic acid were uncertain. Whether a higher dose or parenteral administration would be effective for induction therapy is unknown. At present there is no evidence supporting the use of methotrexate for induction of remission in active ulcerative colitis. A trial in which larger numbers of patients receive a higher dose of oral methotrexate should be consid...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - August 27, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Chande N, Wang Y, MacDonald JK, McDonald JW Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Concussion Knowledge in High School Football Players.
Conclusions :  The high school football players we surveyed did not have appropriate knowledge of the symptoms and consequences of concussions. Nausea or vomiting, neck pain, grogginess, difficulty concentrating, and personality or behavioral changes were often missed by participants, and only a small proportion correctly identified death, coma, and brain hemorrhage as possible consequences of inappropriate care after a concussion. Even with parents or guardians signing a consent form indicating they discussed concussion awareness with their child, 46% of athletes suggested they had not. PMID: 25162779 [PubMed - as s...
Source: J Athl Train - August 27, 2014 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Cournoyer J, Tripp BL Tags: J Athl Train Source Type: research

Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis in a patient with hyper immunoglobulin M (IgM) syndrome: a case report
Conclusion: Monitoring for cryptococcal meningoencephalitis should be considered in patients with primary immunodeficiencies, as clinical manifestations may go unnoticed. In these patients, it is expected that chronic treatment with fluconazole will be the only treatment that will prevent reinfection or reactivation, and therefore should be kept at least until bone marrow transplant, the only curative treatment, is performed. It may, however, lead to intolerable side effects and hepatic toxicity. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - August 26, 2014 Category: Research Authors: Luís MalheiroSandra XerindaAntónio SarmentoMaria PinheiroDaniela Lazzara Source Type: research

CNS disease triggering Takotsubo stress cardiomyopathy
There are a number of hereditary and non-hereditary central nervous system (CNS) disorders, which directly or indirectly affect the heart (brain-heart disorders). The most well-known of these CNS disorders are epilepsy, stroke, infectious or immunological encephalitis/meningitis, migraine, and traumatic brain injury. In addition, a number of hereditary and non-hereditary neurodegenerative disorders may impair cardiac functions. Affection of the heart may manifest not only as arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, autonomic impairment, systolic dysfunction/heart failure, arterial hypertension, or pulmonary hypertension, but al...
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - August 26, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Josef Finsterer, Karim Wahbi Source Type: research

A woman with headache and ptosis
(Source: QJM)
Source: QJM - August 26, 2014 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Rehman, H. U. Tags: Case reports Source Type: research

Pilot Study of Amitriptyline in the Prophylactic Treatment of Medication‐Overuse Headache: A 1‐Year Follow‐Up
ConclusionGiven these results, early introduction of low‐dose amitriptyline combined with abrupt withdrawal could be considered as a choice for patients with MOH. (Source: Pain Medicine)
Source: Pain Medicine - August 26, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Wen Fan, Yuhua Lv, Guomin Ying, Wangwen Li, Jiying Zhou Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Therapeutic Patient Education for Adults with Migraine. A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
ConclusionThis systematic review revealed strong‐moderate evidence for intermediate‐term effectiveness of therapeutic patient education for migraine. Further high‐quality RCTs are required for conclusive determination of its effectiveness. (Source: Pain Medicine)
Source: Pain Medicine - August 26, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Paula Kindelan‐Calvo, Alfonso Gil‐Martínez, Alba Paris‐Alemany, Joaquín Pardo‐Montero, Daniel Muñoz‐García, Santiago Angulo‐Díaz‐Parreño, Roy La Touche Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Memantine for the Prevention of Primary Headache Disorders.
CONCLUSION: Although further studies evaluating the efficacy of memantine for prevention of primary headache disorders are warranted, memantine may be a reasonable option, used either as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy, in the refractory chronic migraine prophylaxis setting. PMID: 25159002 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy)
Source: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy - August 26, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Huang L, Bocek M, Jordan JK, Sheehan AH Tags: Ann Pharmacother Source Type: research

WITHDRAWN: Non-invasive physical treatments for chronic/recurrent headache.
CONCLUSIONS: A few non-invasive physical treatments may be effective as prophylactic treatments for chronic/recurrent headaches. Based on trial results, these treatments appear to be associated with little risk of serious adverse effects. The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of non-invasive physical treatments require further research using scientifically rigorous methods. The heterogeneity of the studies included in this review means that the results of a few additional high-quality trials in the future could easily change the conclusions of our review. PMID: 25157618 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - August 26, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Brønfort G, Haas M, Evans RL, Goldsmith CH, Assendelft WJ, Bouter LM Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Methotrexate for maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Moderate quality evidence indicates that intramuscular methotrexate at a dose of 15 mg/week is superior to placebo for maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease. Intramuscular methotrexate appears to be safe. Low dose oral methotrexate (12.5 to 15 mg/week) does not appear to be effective for maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease. Combination therapy (methotrexate and infliximab) does not appear to be any more effective for maintenance of remission than infliximab monotherapy. The results for efficacy outcomes between methotrexate and 6-mercaptopurine and methotrexate and 5-aminosalicylic acid were unce...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - August 26, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Patel V, Wang Y, MacDonald JK, McDonald JW, Chande N Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Blood pressure as a risk factor for headache and migraine: a prospective population‐based study
ConclusionAn inverse relationship between BP and subsequent development of headache was confirmed in this large‐scale population‐based cohort study. Nevertheless, further research is needed to investigate the underlying mechanisms explaining these findings. (Source: European Journal of Neurology)
Source: European Journal of Neurology - August 25, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: C. F. Fagernæs, I. Heuch, J.‐A. Zwart, B. S. Winsvold, M. Linde, K. Hagen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says
Title: Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/22/2014 12:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/25/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - August 25, 2014 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Migraine improvement during short lasting ketogenesis: a proof‐of‐concept study
ConclusionsThe underlying mechanisms of KD efficacy could be related to its ability to enhance mitochondrial energy metabolism and counteract neural inflammation. (Source: European Journal of Neurology)
Source: European Journal of Neurology - August 25, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: C. Di Lorenzo, G. Coppola, G. Sirianni, G. Di Lorenzo, M. Bracaglia, D. Di Lenola, A. Siracusano, P. Rossi, F. Pierelli Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Final results of a multicenter phase II study of the purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) inhibitor forodesine in patients with advanced cutaneous t-cell lymphomas (CTCL) (Mycosis fungoides and Sezary syndrome)
Conclusion Oral forodesine at a dose of 200 mg daily is feasible and shows partial efficacy in this highly selected CTCL population and some durable responses. (Source: Annals of Oncology)
Source: Annals of Oncology - August 25, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dummer, R., Duvic, M., Scarisbrick, J., Olsen, E. A., Rozati, S., Eggmann, N., Goldinger, S. M., Hutchinson, K., Geskin, L., Illidge, T. M., Giuliano, E., Elder, J., Kim, Y. H. Tags: original articles Source Type: research

Heterogeneity in neurologic education and care in Asian and Oceanian region
The Asian subcontinent and Oceania (comprising islands in the Pacific Ocean) are home to more than 60% of the world's population. The burden of neurologic disease and sickness is thereby high and medical care is in high demand. There are many developing countries with diverse cultural, economical, political, religious, and historical backgrounds within the Asian and Oceanian region.1,2 Recently, enhanced medical care in these developing countries has resulted in greater longevity, which has increased the burden on those providing health care. The prevalence of neurologic illness has also increased and has emerged as a prio...
Source: Neurology - August 25, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Mehndiratta, M. M., Mehndiratta, P., Gulati, N. S., Wasay, M. Tags: All Clinical Neurology, All Education, CME GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES Source Type: research

Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis: an easily missed diagnosis in older patients
We present a case of NMDA encephalitis in an elderly patient who responded well to immunosuppressive therapy. (Source: Age and Ageing)
Source: Age and Ageing - August 25, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Rainey, K., Gholkar, B., Cheesman, M. Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Changes in self-rated health and subjective social status over time in a cohort of healthcare personnel
As part of a prospective cohort study of 1354 female and 347 male healthcare personnel, we examined the stability of subjective social status over ~7 months and the prospective association between subjective social status and self-rated health status. Most (82%) subjective social status ratings were stable (within ±1 point). Lower baseline subjective social status among healthcare personnel was associated with more subsequent reports of fatigue and headache and worsening global self-rated health status. Healthcare personnel who placed themselves on the bottom half of the subjective social status ladder were four tim...
Source: Journal of Health Psychology - August 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Thompson, M. G., Gaglani, M. J., Naleway, A., Thaker, S., Ball, S. Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Intrapontine Root Entry Zone FLAIR Hyperintensity in Classical Trigeminal Neuralgia.
PMID: 25155374 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - August 25, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Renard D, Le Floch A, Aerts C, Freitag C, Pereira F Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Ictal Epileptic Headache: A Review of Current Literature and Differentiation From Migralepsy and Other Epilepsies.
Abstract Ictal headaches are increasingly becoming the focus of research as more data demonstrate headaches existing as a sole manifestation of an epileptic event. Due to the difficulty in diagnosing the event as an epileptic phenomenon as opposed to a migraine, the condition is often misdiagnosed. This paper seeks to review the current published literature on ictal epileptic headaches as well as provide differentiation between ictal headaches and similarly presenting conditions. In doing so, we hope to improve the diagnosis of ictal headaches and thus improve patient care. We review two case studies that exemplify...
Source: Headache - August 25, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Saitowitz Z, Flamini R, Berenson F Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Nummular headache in a patient with ipsilateral occipital neuralgia--a case report.
We present the case of a 61-year-old female who suffers, regardless of NH, from right-sided occipital neuralgia. The applied treatment - gabapentin and mianserin - had no effect. Injection of bupivacaine twice to the right occipital region resulted in neuralgia resolution up to three months, with no effect on NH. This confirms the independence of two above mentioned head pain conditions. PMID: 24821641 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska)
Source: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska - August 24, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Iwanowski P, Kozubski W, Losy J Tags: Neurol Neurochir Pol Source Type: research

Ictal Epileptic Headache: A Review of Current Literature and Differentiation From Migralepsy and Other Epilepsies
Ictal headaches are increasingly becoming the focus of research as more data demonstrate headaches existing as a sole manifestation of an epileptic event. Due to the difficulty in diagnosing the event as an epileptic phenomenon as opposed to a migraine, the condition is often misdiagnosed. This paper seeks to review the current published literature on ictal epileptic headaches as well as provide differentiation between ictal headaches and similarly presenting conditions. In doing so, we hope to improve the diagnosis of ictal headaches and thus improve patient care. We review two case studies that exemplify the potential of...
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - August 24, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Zacharry Saitowitz, Robert Flamini, Frank Berenson Tags: Expert Opinion Source Type: research

Do older women need a high-dose flu vaccine?
— For some older women, the flu is a far more than a fever and sniffles that sidelines them for a few days. It can lead to serious complications like bronchitis and pneumonia. The flu can also worsen existing conditions such as heart disease, asthma, and diabetes. A higher-dose flu vaccine has been available since 2009 for adults 65 and over, but questions remain as to whether it can protect better than the traditional vaccine, according to the September 2014, Harvard Women's Health Watch. The high-dose vaccine is called Fluzone High-Dose. Like the regular-dose flu vaccine, it contains the three flu strains experts b...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Top 6 causes of headaches and what you can do to take care of them naturally
(NaturalNews) At some point in one's life, a headache is going to cause some physical grief. The most common response is to pop an over-the-counter medication to relieve it. This will often eliminate the painful physical symptom, but it does nothing to help prevent the headache from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Guest Blog: New Hope for Cluster Headache
(MedPage Today) -- Headache neurologist Joshua Cohen, MD, MPH, discusses cluster headache and an investigational electrostimulation device that is showing promise for treating refractory cases. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says
Eyelid surgery may help treat severe headaches, but not everyone's convinced (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HealthQuest Capital looks to investments with its new $110M funding round | Medtech funding for the week of August 18, 2014
Here's a look at some of the top legal news stories for medical device companies this week: HealthQuest Capital raises $110M for healthcare investments; ElectroCore seeks commercial partners for non-invasive headache tech; PCORI dangles $90M in grants for comparative effectiveness research; HealthQuest Capital raises $110M for healthcare investments August 19, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani electroCore, HealthQuest Capital, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Piper Jaffray, Seventh Sense Biosystems Inc., Sofinnova PartnersNews Well, Funding Roundupread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Source Type: news

Images of an occlusive arterial disease of lower extremity due to chronic intoxication by ergot alkaloid
We report a case of a 52-year-old woman with no previous vascular disease and no vascular risk factor. She developed in a few weeks a progressive occlusive arterial disease of lower limbs Leriche-Fontaine (stage IIB). Anamnesis revealed the introduction of methysergide, an ergot alkaloid, 30 months earlier for migraine attack prevention. The computed tomography angiography (A and B) showed a long stenosis of the right external iliac artery (70%) and a short stenosis (70%-80%) of the left external iliac artery. (Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - August 22, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Yoann Baudoin, Kevin Guilhem, Leon Meyrat, Hervé Thouard Tags: Vascular images Source Type: research

The Beauty Supplement: easing stress headaches
Magnesium, says our blogger and pharmacist Shabir Daya, is the best natural alternative for relieving tension headaches (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Tags: how to relieve a migraine what causes a migraine migraines headaches migraine cures headache pills cures for migraines how to cure a migraine Source Type: news

The Nose Knows: An Unusual Presentation of a Cerebral Aneurysm
We report the case of a patient who presented to the emergency department (ED) with complex partial seizures secondary to a cerebral aneurysm.A 54-year-old woman presented to the ED after an episode where she had noticed a “bad smell” and sensations of nausea and dizziness. This was the third episode she had experienced in 2 weeks, and other than migraine, she had no significant medical or family history. Physical examination was normal, but a computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain revealed a 15-mm aneurysm of the right middle cerebral artery. The patient was subsequently transferred for urgent neurosurgical inter...
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - August 22, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Maia E. Walsh Source Type: research

Gamma Knife surgery for incidental cerebral arteriovenous malformations.
Conclusions The decision to treat asymptomatic AVMs, and if so, which treatment approach to use, remain the subject of debate. GKS as a minimally invasive procedure appears to achieve a reasonable outcome with low procedure-related morbidity. In those patients with incidental AVMs, the benefits as well as the risks of radiosurgical intervention will only be fully defined with long-term follow-up. PMID: 25148009 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Neurosurgery)
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - August 22, 2014 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Yen CP, Ding D, Cheng CH, Starke RM, Shaffrey M, Sheehan J Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research

Acupuncture and auricular cryotherapy for chronic headache in a patient with type III von Willebrand disease.
PMID: 25149180 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society)
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - August 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Martini A, Schweiger V, Giuffrida A, Gandini G, Aprili G, Polati E Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

New Headache Emerges For Foreign Medtech Firms in China
(Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - August 21, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arundhati Parmar Tags: News China Source Type: news