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  • American woman says she fell asleep with a headache — and woke up with a British accent

    02/12/2018 7:41:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 12, 2018 | Alex Horton
    Myers says she has been diagnosed with Foreign Accent Syndrome. The disorder typically occurs after strokes or traumatic brain injuries damage the language center of a person's brain — to the degree that their native language sounds like it is tinged with a foreign accent, according to the Center for Communication Disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Roger Clinton -- DUI Arrest in California ... Impeccable Timing (UPDATE: MUG SHOT)

    06/06/2016 8:01:42 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 142 replies ^ | 6/6/2016
    Hillary Clinton's brother-in-law is sitting in a jail cell after getting busted for DUI in Southern California ... just 2 days before the crucial CA primary vote.
  • Eight years later, Bill Clinton is causing headaches for his wife again

    02/15/2016 3:36:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 2/15/16 | Abby D. Phillip
    **SNIP** In his post-White House years, Clinton has become a coveted Democratic surrogate. But when it comes to his wife's campaigns, something else can happen: He seems to lose it. It was true in this crucial nominating state in 2008, where Hillary Clinton lost badly to Barack Obama. And it's been true this month, when the former president has reemerged as a potent but unpredictable advocate who sometimes helps his wife's cause - and sometimes doesn't. For a moment here in Florence over the weekend, it seemed that this crowd of more than 650 would get a glimpse of the...
  • New Migraine Drugs Bring Relief To Sufferers With Pain Prevention, Not Just Treatment

    04/23/2014 10:58:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | Apr 22, 2014 04:00 PM EDT | By Dana Dovey
    For those who suffer from migraines, you know that they can often be debilitating. A day with a migraine is one spent hoarded up in a room, shades drawn, eyes shut tight, wishing for sleep to provide relief from the pain. Two new drug studies are changing the way that a medicine looks at treating migraines. Rather than working to stop the migraine once it has started, these drugs are aimed at preventing the migraine from occurring in the first place. Although both drugs need more studies conducted before their effectiveness can be confirmed, so far the results look promising....
  • $1 billion a year is spent on brain scans for headache sufferers

    03/18/2014 9:58:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 03/18/2014 | David McNamee
    Guidelines warn doctors against using brain scans for routine headache and migraine cases. Despite this, 12% of patients presenting with headache to a doctor are given scans, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School. Since the guidelines discouraging the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans for headache were published, scans have become more - rather than less - common for headache sufferers. Headaches can sometimes be a symptom of a more serious illness, such as a brain tumor, aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation. Doctors might order an MRI or CT...
  • FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraine (Cefaly)

    03/11/2014 4:25:53 PM PDT · by Stoat · 13 replies
    Medscape ^ | March 11, 2014 | Susan Jeffrey
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today allowed marketing of the first device for the preventive treatment of migraine headaches (Cefaly, STX-Med). It is also the first transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device specifically authorized for use before the onset of pain, the FDA noted in a statement released today. "Cefaly provides an alternative to medication for migraine prevention," Christy Foreman, director of the Office of Device Evaluation at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in the statement. "This may help patients who cannot tolerate current migraine medications for preventing migraines or treating attacks." The device,...
  • Menendez allegations growing rapidly, creating headache for Democrats (the bad news keeps coming)

    02/02/2013 6:09:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/13 | Jordy Yager
    A cloud of scandalous allegations is rapidly growing over Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), putting Democratic leaders in a difficult position as the integrity of their immigration point man in the Senate falls under question at a critical time. The bad news keeps coming: a Senate Ethics probe, allegations involving underage prostitutes, an FBI investigation of a key campaign donor, undisclosed flights on the donor’s private plane, and now, reports linking Menendez to a multi-million dollar contract he helped obtain for the disgraced donor. Menendez denies nearly all of it. But it couldn’t come at a worse time for the new...
  • Cause of Brain Freeze Revealed

    04/23/2012 4:04:02 AM PDT · by shove_it · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 22 Apr 2012 | Jennifer Welsh
    Most people have likely experienced brain freeze — the debilitating, instantaneous pain in the temples after eating something frozen — but researchers didn't really understand what causes it, until now. Previous studies have found that migraine sufferers are actually more likely to get brain freeze than people who don't get migraines. Because of this, the researchers thought the two might share some kind of common mechanism or cause, so they decided to use brain freeze to study migraines. Headaches like migraines are difficult to study, because they are unpredictable. Researchers aren't able to monitor a whole one from start to...
  • Behavioral treatment for migranes a cost-effective alternative to meds, study finds

    07/05/2011 9:08:56 AM PDT · by decimon · 22 replies
    University of Mississippi Medical Center ^ | July 1, 2011 | Jack Mazurak
    JACKSON, Miss. - Treating chronic migraines with behavioral approaches - such as relaxation training, hypnosis and biofeedback - can make financial sense compared to prescription-drug treatment, especially after a year or more, a new study found. Longtime behavioral therapy researcher and practitioner Dr. Donald Penzien, University of Mississippi Medical Center professor of psychiatry, coauthored the study. He said the costs of prescription prophylactic drugs - the kind chronic migraine sufferers take every day to prevent onset - may not seem much even at several dollars a day. "But those costs keep adding up with additional doctor visits and more prescriptions,"...
  • Heads Up! The Way You Are Sleeping May Be Killing You

    05/27/2011 1:23:04 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 94 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | May 27, 2011 | BY SYDNEY ROSS SINGER
    Every one of us has a mysterious double life. For about two thirds of the time we are conscious beings, thinking about the world within and without, and negotiating our ways through the obstacles of life. For the other one third of the time we are nearly lifeless lumps of flesh, unconscious to everything but our own fantasies, as we lie flat in bed asleep. We all know that sleep is important for health. But for an activity that consumes about 8 hours of everyday of life, surprisingly little is thought about the act of sleeping, or the way our...
  • Kagan Papers at Clinton Library: Big Headache (160,000+ pages!!!)

    05/20/2010 2:38:40 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies · 385+ views
    ABC ^ | May 20 | Jake Tapper
    ABC News' Ariane de Vogue reports: Officials at National Archives (in charge of Kagan papers at the Clinton Library) are very worried about the release of documents. In large part because of email -- the amount of paper is unprecedented: 160,000. The Roberts papers (which seemed like the mother of all dumps) was a mere 70,000.
  • New Computer Trouble

    02/22/2010 3:04:55 PM PST · by herewego · 37 replies · 811+ views
    me | me
    OK Freepers, here's a fun one. Installed Mint 8 Helena on a brand new out of the box Presario AMD Athlon II X2 240 Dual core w/ 3 gigs of ram. During installation it couldn't establish a wired connection. The only error dialogue I got was 'could not resolve The modem etc all work fine on my Presario with Helena. After installation it would try to acquire a connection with no luck. Please be patient with me as I am not linux or tech savvy at all. Many Thanks!!
  • Evolutionists retreating from the arena of science

    12/03/2009 8:35:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 371 replies · 5,254+ views
    CMI ^ | December 1, 2009 | Dave Woetzel
    Evolutionists retreating from the arena of science --snip-- Today, the Darwinian scientific consensus persists within almost every large university and governmental institution. But around the middle of the 20th century an interesting new trend emerged and has since become increasingly established. Evolutionary theorists have been forced, step by step, to steadily retreat from the evidence in the field. Some of the evidences mentioned earlier in this article were demonstrated to be frauds and hoaxes. Other discoveries have been a blow to the straightforward expectations and predictions of evolutionists. Increasingly, they have been forced to tack ad hoc mechanisms onto Darwin’s...
  • Health Care And Migraines

    10/26/2009 6:40:38 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 533+ views ^ | 10/26/2009 | Mark Roberts
    Have you ever had a migraine? Are you headache prone and sometimes have head splitting pain that causes severe medical symptoms? Migraines and other types of headache -- such as tension headache and sinus headache -- are painful and can rob you of quality of life...
  • Reid sees global warming debate as a big headache ("healthcare reform is easier")

    05/01/2009 2:54:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 580+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/1/09 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sees global warming legislation as his biggest headache in this Congress. Compared to cracking down on carbon emissions, which many Democrats fear could hurt the economy, Reid sees healthcare reform almost as a proverbial walk in the park. “This may surprise some people but I think healthcare reform is easier than all this global warming stuff,” Reid said Friday. As a result, Reid said, the Senate will likely tackle healthcare reform before global warming. Combating global warming is the highest priority of environmentalists allied with the Democratic Party. “Across America, healthcare is a problem...
  • Hue Test -- how old are your eyes?

    03/16/2009 11:18:04 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 62 replies · 2,561+ views
    I starts as this: You need to make it look like Here is the test
  • Obama heads to Washington, grapples with cabinet headache

    01/04/2009 5:06:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,218+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/4/09 | Jitendra Joshi
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President-elect Barack Obama, starting his new life in Washington, faced Sunday the first major embarrassment over his cabinet lineup as his choice for commerce secretary was forced to pull out. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson said he was withdrawing his name from contention for the economic job owing to an investigation into a financial company doing business with his state. Richardson's withdrawal came as Obama left Chicago to join his family in Washington and begin the final countdown before his inauguration as president on January 20. After winning plaudits for a smooth transition process thus far, Obama...
  • 2,600 cases of beer stolen in two heists (Albany, GA)

    12/28/2007 5:21:21 AM PST · by devane617 · 93 replies · 407+ views
    Albany Herald ^ | 12/28/2007 | J.D. SUMNER
    ALBANY — Two large shipments of beer were stolen during the holiday period, police officials say. Both Dougherty County and Albany police filed theft reports in reference to large amounts of beer being stolen sometime between Dec. 21 and Thursday, reports show. The largest theft of the two was reported in the county, where a man told police that someone stole a 53-foot-long trailer loaded with more than 2,300 cases of beer. According to reports filed with Dougherty County police, Loren Lentz said that sometime between Dec. 21 and Thursday a 2004 Hyundai semi-trailer was taken from the 600 block...
  • Device Created for 'Red Wine Headache'

    11/01/2007 7:21:30 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies · 69+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Nov 1, 2007 | N/A
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - The effects are all too familiar: a fancy dinner, some fine wine and then, a few hours later, a racing heart and a pounding headache. But a device developed by University of California, Berkeley, researchers could help avoid the dreaded "red wine headache." Chemists working with NASA-funded technology designed to find life on Mars have created a device they say can easily detect chemicals that many scientists believe can turn wine and other beloved indulgences into ingredients for agony. The chemicals, called biogenic amines, occur naturally in a wide variety of aged, pickled and fermented foods...
  • WEIRD BUT TRUE (Man Sleeps Through Gunshot To The Head)

    05/23/2007 7:07:15 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 434+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2007 | LUKAS I. ALPERT
    WEIRD BUT TRUE By LUKAS I. ALPERT, Wire Services May 23, 2007 -- Some people sleep like the dead, but one West Virginia man took it to a new extreme. Michael Lusher somehow managed to sleep through being shot in the head, not realizing he had been struck until he woke up four hours later and noticed he was bleeding. The shot was one of five that an unknown gunman sprayed through Lusher's mobile home as he slept.