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Overuse of narcotics and barbiturates may make migraine worse

... because 35 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches and an additional 5 million suffer from ... to treat migraine may increase the frequency of headaches if overused. These findings have important public ... study participants that suffered less than 10 headaches per month (EM sufferers), a class of drugs called ...

New test could help consumers avoid surprise headaches from chocolate, wine

... millions of people avoid those out of the blue headaches that may follow consumption of certain red wines, ... of symptoms in sensitive individuals from nasty headaches to life-threatening episodes of high-blood ... trigger elevated blood pressure, heart rate and headaches in some people, he notes. I think that certain ...

Brain music

... "Brain Music" that uses music created in advance from listeners' own brain waves to help them deal with common ailments like insomnia, fatigue, and headaches stemming from stressful environments. The concept of Brain Music is to use the frequency, amplitude, and duration of musical sounds to move the ...

Energy drinks: The coffee of a new generation?

... demonstrated that strong doses of caffeine can increase hypertension, cause heart palpitations, provoke irritability and anxiety as well as cause headaches and insomnia. Health Canada does not recommend consuming more than two cans per day. But many young people do not respect this warning. ...

LSUSHC researchers find potential new target for hypertension treatment

... about 72 million people have hypertension or High Blood Pressure (HBP). This is about 1 in 3 adults. HBP itself usually has no symptoms. Rarely, headaches may occur. Some people only learn that they have HBP after it causes health problems, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, or kidney failure. ...

Preterm birth: Magnesium sulphate cuts cerebral palsy risk

... magnesium sulphate to prevent one case of cerebral palsy in the baby. Side effects of the treatment include flushing, sweating, nausea, vomiting, headaches and palpitations. However, the researchers found no increase in major complications in mothers due to magnesium therapy. ...

Flowering plants speed post-surgery recovery

... treated through the use of anesthetics and analgesics, but, if not properly administered, the drugs can have side effects ranging from vomiting and headaches to drug dependency or even fatality. It is therefore beneficial to patients and care providers to develop approaches that improve the overall patient ...

Francisella tularensis: Stopping a biological weapon

... of symptoms, depending on the route of infection. For example, infection via an insect bite can lead to a swollen ulcer or fever, chills, malaise, headaches and a sore throat. When infection occurs by eating contaminated food, symptoms can range from mild diarrhoea to an acute fatal disease. If inhaled, ...

At Boston symposium, NARSAD researchers report on genes and family traits

... medication or talk therapy. In addition, antidepressant medications often come with troubling side effects, such as sleep changes, sexual problems, headaches and gastrointestinal problems, and an analysis by the Food and Drug Administration has shown that antidepressants may cause suicidal thinking and ...

Computer solution to delivery problem

... IIT-Madras, in Chennai, India, the Traveling Salesman Problem, or to give it its modern name the Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP), is one of the biggest headaches for companies running delivery and pickup services - how to ensure the route taken by the couriers is not only as short as possible and so uses the ...

Mice with a migraine show signs of brain damage

... pain. Scientists have found evidence that the headaches may also be acting like tiny transient strokes, ... by avoiding a person’s triggers for the headaches and by using medications prescribed by doctors to ... in a different light. The aura that precedes the headaches for at least one out of four migraine sufferers ...

Device effective in zapping the pain out of migraines

... headaches. People who suffer from migraine headaches often describe "seeing" showers of shooting ... our study sample, 69 percent of the TMS-related headaches reported to have either no or mild pain at the ... It was previously believed that migraine headaches start with vascular constriction, which results ...

8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure

... ailments, rheumatism and high fevers. Other researchers found (1966) that native South Africans rubbed the leaves of the plant on the head for sinus headaches and used plant infusions for colic and restlessness in young children. The most direct discovery is the 1993 finding that large doses of popular ...

Left-right wiring determined by neural communication in the embryonic worm

... at Rockefeller. "What is it that sets up this kind of handedness in the brain"" Prior studies had shown that a gene involved in human migraine headaches (an asymmetrical affliction) was involved in this decision, but something was happening earlier that researchers had yet to figure out. Bargmann, who ...

Stopping plants from getting sick

... masses of fungal spores instead of seeds. Some fungi can even make infected plants smell like rotting fish. In general, these infections cause major headaches for farmers who are counting on their crops, such as wheat and barley, to survive through the growing season. Natural Sciences and Engineering ...

Viagra improves high altitude exercise performance up to 45% for some

... said. Sildenafil could be considered as a treatment for those who suffer most at altitude but, because of side effects that can include severe headaches and the apparent inability to help some people, it should not be taken as an exercise aid by everyone, she said. The bigger picture This ...

Mobile phone use not linked to increased risk of glioma brain tumours

... Notes to Editors:There are over 4,000 new cases of brain tumours per year of which glioma is the most common type. Early symptoms include headaches and feelings of nausea. The causes of these tumours are currently unknown. The study was conducted between 1 December 2000 and 29 February 2004 ...

H5N1 avian flu virus vaccine induces immune responses in healthy adults

... mild The second dose of vaccine did not cause more local or systemic symptoms than the first Systemic complaints of fever, malaise, muscle aches, headaches and nausea occurred with the same frequency in all dosage groups as in the placebo group Lab tests did not reveal any clinically significant ...

Researchers make headway in mystery of migraines

... of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), reveals how gene mutations known to cause a form of inherited migraine--the kind that cause debilitating headaches and light flashes known as auras--target a cellular process involved in brain cell communication. "A number of mutations have been shown to result ...
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