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  • 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
    www.medicaldaily.com ^ | 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 archive.ubuntu.com 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
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 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.
  • Fruity headache for cafe owners (Australia's worst frost in 24 years destroys 40,000 tons of citrus)

    07/04/2006 3:39:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 720+ views
    The Sunday Mail ^ | 7/03/06 | Samantha Williams and Karina Dunger
    Fruity headache for cafe ownersBy Samantha Williams and Karina Dunger 03jul06 Cafe workers ... Julie Hanssens and Jodie Lee / Troy Bendeich BAD weather is set to affect the price of oranges after already crippling Australia's banana industry. The worst frost in 24 years has destroyed 40,000 tonnes - about 25 per cent - of the citrus fruit produced in southern Australia. "They won't hit skyrocketing prices of bananas but there will be some price hike due to the reduction of fruit on the market," Riverina Citrus CEO Peter Morrish said. Oranges currently sell for $2.50kg, with experts predicting rises...
  • Perplexed man gets the point [Man now discovers needles embedded in brain from childhood]

    01/05/2006 6:34:23 AM PST · by doc30 · 49 replies · 1,923+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 1/5/06 | GRAEME SMITH
    YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA — Gennady Varlamov, 67, never wondered much about his childhood during the Second World War. He assumed he grew up in a happy family, living with his mother in a three-room wooden house in a village near the Ural Mountains. It was a modest place, with no electricity or running water, but Mr. Varlamov remembers it as a pleasant home with a garden and farm animals. His questions started in October of 1993, when he suffered a bad headache. In retrospect, he says, it was probably just a flu symptom. But he went to the doctor anyway, and...
  • Hangover Helpers: Beyond Sheep Eyes

    12/31/2005 8:10:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1,954+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 1, 2006 | ALEX WILLIAMS
    THE last time Nan Anane, a graphic designer in San Francisco, had one beer too many during a night out with friends, his first stop the next morning was to his local Mexican taqueria, where he ordered tostadas made with ceviche, uncooked fish cured with citrus juice. "It really brings me back from that headache and bodyache," he said. "Something about near-raw fish really breathes life back into you." Outer Mongolians are said to have feasted on pickled sheep eyeballs in tomato juice. Cattle ropers in the Old West supposedly sipped tea brewed from rabbit dung. Russians have been known...
  • Schumer's consumer crusade tarnished by his own staffers

    10/02/2005 7:41:58 AM PDT · by gpapa · 10 replies · 1,281+ views
    Newsday ^ | October 2, 2005 | Glenn Thrush
    WASHINGTON - Sen. Charles Schumer was one of the first politicians to rail against the evils of identity theft, but lately his signature issue has turned into a singular headache. Schumer, who has led campaigns against Wheaties price-gouging and exorbitant ATM fees, recently sponsored legislation to protect corporate consumer data. He's also been pressuring legal publishers to block snoopers from accessing Social Security numbers online.
  • Hillary's Hollywood Headache (SeeBS chimes in)

    05/09/2005 2:24:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies · 1,230+ views
    CBS ^ | 5/09/05
    Hillary's Hollywood Headache May 9, 2005 Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. (Photo: AP) (CBS/AP) A trial that could have implications for Sen. Hillary Clinton's political future gets underway Tuesday in Los Angeles. While Clinton has not been accused of any wrongdoing, her former finance director is facing criminal charges for under-reporting the cost of a lavish 2000 Hollywood fund-raising party that drew stars like Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Cher, Diana Ross and Muhammad Ali. David Rosen, who was Clinton's finance director during her 2000 U.S. Senate run, is facing three counts of filing a false statement. An FBI agent speculated in...
  • Sneezing

    11/09/2004 9:12:30 PM PST · by fo0hzy · 34 replies · 616+ views
    Is this a vanity? I dunno... I can barely SEE ANYTHING because my vision is blurred from all the tears... I haven't sneezed this much in MANY MANY YEARS... my chest hurts now :( Anyone else afflicted?
  • MAKE YOUR VOTE HEARD:: VOTE IN THESE POLLS

    10/06/2004 2:20:36 PM PDT · by PJBlogger · 13 replies · 455+ views
    self | October 6,2004 | self
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  • Not all headaches are created equal

    03/03/2004 7:13:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 285+ views
    The Leaf Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, March 3, 2004 | STACY SMITH SEGOVIA
    <p>Nearly a third of severe headache sufferers would rather have a root canal than a migraine, say nationwide survey results released by the National Headache Foundation in January.</p> <p>It's true -- a horrible headache can make a great day look grim in a hurry. You can either grit your teeth and try to forget about the pain, or turn to your favorite over-the-counter pain reliever to make the headache more bearable.</p>
  • How was it for you? Viagra can leave a trail of ruined lives and shattered hopes, says expert

    08/29/2003 6:48:26 AM PDT · by dogbrain · 39 replies · 490+ views
    Independent online ^ | 27 August 2003 | Maxine Frith
    When it was launched five years ago, Viagra was hailed as a wonder drug that would revolutionise the sex lives of millions of men and women. The diamond-shaped pills became a bestselling brand and a designer accessory favoured by everyone from Robbie Williams to the former US presidential candidate Bob Dole. But a new book by a leading American doctor reveals the anti-impotence drug is failing to rise to the occasion. Dr Abraham Morgentaler, a urologist at Harvard Medical School who helped with the implementation of Viagra, says it is causing more problems for some couples than it solves. His...
  • Crime-scene photo unsettling to some - photo of dead home intruder killed by home owner in Dallas

    01/25/2003 4:39:23 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 103 replies · 5,142+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 25, 2003 | By JACQUIELYNN FLOYD / The Dallas Morning News
    Crime-scene photo unsettling to some 01/25/2003 By JACQUIELYNN FLOYD / The Dallas Morning News The large photograph that appeared in Friday's paper - the trade argot is "centerpiece art" - gave rise to a lot of discussion by virtue of having had a dead person in it. The picture was taken outside a Far North Dallas home, where a resident had shot and killed two intruders who tried to break in early Thursday. One of the apparent burglars died in the apartment, and the other collapsed and died outside. A photographer for The Dallas Morning News captured what is...
  • Bitter Pills: Are Your Headaches Triggered by Your Medicine?

    01/11/2003 1:01:15 AM PST · by jennyp · 3 replies · 391+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1/10/2003
    Dr. Fred Sheftell, one of the world's most-respected headache doctors, is upset that the labels on over-the-counter headache remedies offer absolutely no warning about rebound. "There's nothing that I know of where any of these products say anything about the genesis of rebound headaches and chronic daily headache. … I'd like to see that." A Vicious CycleHere's how experts think rebound starts. Normally, when you take a pain reliever for an occasional headache, the medicine turns off pain receptors in the brain. But in a person prone to headaches — especially migraine headaches — pain relievers taken more than two...