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Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change

Posted 14 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 – Climate change is already harming people's health by promoting illnesses linked to warmer temperatures and changing weather patterns, a leading group of U.S. doctors says in a new position paper. As a result, the American College of Physicians (ACP) is calling for "aggressive, concerted" action to fight climate change by curbing man-made greenhouse gas emissions. Respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases like Zika virus, dengue fever and cholera are flourishing as global temperatures rise, said Dr. Wayne Riley, president of the college. "Our climate is already changing and people are already being harmed. If we don't begin to address climate change, we're going to see more and more manifestations of these health problems," Riley said. "There is clear, compelling scientific consensus that climate change is real," he added. "There is no dispute." ... Read more

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Botox Can Be Used for Chronic Migraine, Experts Say

Posted 14 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 – Botox is a safe and effective treatment for chronic migraine and three other neurological disorders, an updated guideline from the American Academy of Neurology says. Long used to smooth wrinkles, botulinum toxin is made by a type of bacteria. The toxin blocks the release of substances at nerve endings, reducing muscle contraction and the transmission of pain signals, the researchers explained. The authors of the updated guideline reviewed scientific studies on the four preparations of botulinum toxin available in the United States. They concluded that the treatment is generally safe and effective for four neurological conditions: chronic migraine, spasticity in adults, cervical dystonia and blepharospasm. Chronic migraine is defined as having migraines 15 or more days a month, the study authors explained. Spasticity in adults is muscle tightness that ... Read more

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What Women Should Do to Guard Against Vision Loss

Posted 20 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 – Women are a majority of the 4.4 million Americans over age 40 who are visually impaired or blind, Prevent Blindness says. The national organization has declared April as Women's Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month, and has outlined several things women need to know about vision and eye health. The group said women are at greater risk than men for vision loss from such eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration, as well as a condition called dry eye, which is more common after menopause. Pregnancy can cause dry eyes, puffy eyelids and refractive changes that may show up as blurred or double vision. Pregnant women's vision may also be affected by migraine headaches, diabetes and high blood pressure, according to Prevent Blindness. The organization also warns that some glaucoma medications may harm a fetus, and advises pregnant women to ... Read more

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Severe Migraines Linked to Complications During Pregnancy, Childbirth

Posted 11 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 – Severe migraines are associated with an increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth, especially among older women, new research suggests. "The results of this study were of particular interest because more than half of the pregnant women with migraine experienced some type of adverse birth outcome, suggesting that these pregnancies should be considered high risk," study author Dr. Matthew Robbins, said in a Montefiore Medical Center news release. Robbins is director of inpatient services at Montefiore Headache Center. He's also chief of neurology at the Jack D. Weiler Hospital of Montefiore in New York City. It's important to note that the study only found a link between women with severe migraines and pregnancy and delivery complications. The study wasn't designed to prove that having or treating migraines caused these problems. The study ... Read more

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Emotional Abuse During Childhood Linked to Adult Migraine Risk

Posted 3 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 – Adults who suffered emotional abuse as children may have an increased risk of migraines, but such a link wasn't seen with physical or sexual abuse, researchers are reporting. "Emotional abuse showed the strongest link to increased risk of migraine," study author Dr. Gretchen Tietjen, from the University of Toledo in Ohio, said in an American Academy of Neurology news release. "Childhood abuse can have long-lasting effects on health and well-being." But while the study showed an association between childhood emotional abuse and migraine, it did not prove cause and effect, Tietjen noted. Of the nearly 14,500 young adults in the study, approximately 14 percent had been diagnosed with migraines. About 47 percent said they were emotionally abused during childhood, 18 percent said they were physically abused and 5 percent said they were sexually abused. Sixty-one ... Read more

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Do Genes Link Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Posted 23 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 – Genetic links may exist between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and migraine and tension-type headaches, researchers report. "Since headache and irritable bowel syndrome are such common conditions, and causes for both are unknown, discovering a possible link that could shed light on shared genetics of the conditions is encouraging," study author Dr. Derya Uluduz said in a news release from the American Academy of Neurology. The findings might help point to new treatments for all of the disorders, suggested Uluduz, of Istanbul University in Turkey, and colleagues. The study included 107 people with migraine, 53 with tension-type headache, 107 with IBS and 53 without any of the conditions. People with migraine were about twice as likely as those with tension headache to also have IBS – 54 percent versus 28 percent, respectively. Of the people with IBS, 38 also ... Read more

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Stroke Risk May Be Greater for Certain Migraine Sufferers: Studies

Posted 18 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 – Migraine sufferers may face an increased risk of stroke if they suffer from visual symptoms called auras or if they take the female hormone estrogen, a pair of new studies suggests. People who have migraine headaches with auras may be 2.4 times more likely to have a stroke caused by a blood clot, compared to migraine patients who don't see auras, says one study scheduled for presentation Wednesday at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting, in Los Angeles. And, women with more severe migraines who take hormone-replacement therapy may be 30 percent more likely to suffer a clot-based stroke than women not taking medication containing estrogen, according to a second paper to be presented at the meeting. The two risk factors could combine to pose a dangerous mix for some women, said Dr. Elizabeth Loder, chief of the headache and pain division at Brigham ... Read more

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Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. Receives FDA Approval for Zembrace SymTouch (sumatriptan succinate) Injection for the Acute Treatment of Migraines

Posted 10 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

HYDERABAD, India & PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zembrace™SymTouch™ (sumatriptan succinate) injection, a drug-device combination product intended for the treatment of acute migraine episodes, with or without aura, in adults who are inadequately managed with existing treatment regimens. Zembrace SymTouch is available as a prefilled, ready-to-use, single-dose disposable autoinjector containing 3 mg of sumatriptan, a selective 5-HT1B/ID receptor agonist. The injection is intended to be given subcutaneously.1 “We are pleased to have received FDA approval for Zembrace SymTouch,” said Raghav Chari, Executive Vice President, Proprietary Products Group at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. “Zembrace SymTouch is the first branded product in our Neurology portfo ... Read more

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FDA Approves Onzetra Xsail (sumatriptan nasal powder) for the Acute Treatment of Migraine

Posted 3 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., January 28, 2016 – Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Onzetra Xsail (sumatriptan nasal powder), formerly known as AVP-825, for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. Onzetra Xsail is an intranasal medication delivery system consisting of a low-dose (22mg) of sumatriptan powder that is delivered utilizing the novel Xsail™ Breath Powered Delivery Device. Onzetra Xsail is a fast-acting dry powder formulation of sumatriptan, the most commonly prescribed migraine medication. “While there are many acute migraine treatment options available, more than 70% of patients are not fully satisfied with their current migraine treatment. Given this high dissatisfaction, there remains an unmet need to provide patients with fast-acting, well tolerated therapies that deliver consistent re ... Read more

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Migraines May Worsen as Menopause Approaches

Posted 22 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 – For women who suffer migraines, the frequency of these debilitating headaches seems to increase as they approach menopause, a new study finds. "Changes in female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone that occur during the perimenopause might trigger increased headaches during this time," said study co-author Dr. Richard Lipton. He is director of the Montefiore Headache Center and vice chair of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. The new research included more than 3,600 women who suffered migraines before and during menopause. The risk of high-frequency migraines (10 or more a month) rose 60 percent during the transitional time into menopause marked by irregular menstrual cycles (perimenopause). The risk of migraine was highest during the later stage of perimenopause, when women have low levels of estrogen, the study found. ... Read more

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Marijuana May Help Treat, Prevent Migraines, Study Says

Posted 16 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 – Marijuana may give relief to migraine sufferers, a new study suggests. The research included 121 people diagnosed with migraines and treated with medical marijuana between January 2010 and September 2014. Overall, the patients' number of migraines fell from just over 10 to less than five per month, which is statistically and clinically significant, the researchers said. "There was a substantial improvement for patients in their ability to function and feel better," senior author Laura Borgelt, a professor in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, said in a university news release. "Like any drug, marijuana has potential benefits and potential risks. It's important for people to be aware that using medical marijuana can also have adverse effects," she added. While the results were "quite remarkable," ... Read more

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Health Tip: Keeping Kids in Pain Comfortable

Posted 18 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Pain may slow a child's recovery from illness or injury. Medication can help, but there are other ways to keep kids comfortable. The University of Michigan Health System advises: Offer plenty of love, comfort and support. Soothe your child with extra hugs and cuddles. Keep your child calm and don't let him or her feel anxious, which can worsen pain. Try heat therapy or cold packs, soothing music or gentle massage. Read more

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Asthma Linked to Chronic Migraines in Some People

Posted 11 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 – People with asthma may be more than twice as likely to develop chronic migraines as those without breathing troubles, a new study suggests. The research included about 4,500 Americans. At the start of the study in 2008, the study volunteers had fewer than 15 migraines a month. One year later, the researchers looked to see how many had chronic migraine – 15 or more migraines a month. More than 5 percent of people with asthma developed chronic migraine. Just 2.5 percent of those without asthma ended up with chronic migraines, the study found. "If you have asthma along with episodic or occasional migraine, then your headaches are more likely to evolve into a more disabling form known as chronic migraine," said lead author Dr. Vincent Martin. Martin is a professor of medicine and co-director of the Headache and Facial Pain Program at the University of Cincinnati. ... Read more

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Playing Contact Sports in Youth May Raise Risk for Degenerative Brain Disease

Posted 3 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 – National Football League football players may not be the only ones who can develop a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated concussions during decades of play, a new study suggests. Even men who only played an amateur contact sport during their youth may face an increased risk for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a devastating brain condition that can affect thinking, memory, behavior and mood, Mayo Clinic researchers report. To come to this conclusion, the researchers analyzed the brains of 66 men who had donated their organs to the Mayo Clinic Brain Bank and participated in sports such as football, rugby, wrestling, boxing and basketball while in school. Their brains were compared to the brains of 198 people, including 66 women, who never played contact sports. CTE was found in the brains of a third of the men who played amateur contact sports. ... Read more

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Sleepwalkers Feel No Pain When Injured: Study

Posted 6 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 – Some sleepwalkers don't feel pain when they suffer an injury – even a severe one – during a sleepwalking episode, a new study finds. But sleepwalkers are at increased risk for headaches and migraines when they're awake, the researchers added. The researchers assessed 100 sleepwalkers and a control group of 100 people with normal sleep habits, and found that the sleepwalkers were nearly four times more likely to suffer headaches and 10 times more likely to suffer migraines. Among the 47 who had suffered at least one injury during sleepwalking, 79 percent said they did not feel pain at the time and remained asleep despite the injury, according to the study in the November issue of the journal Sleep. "Our most surprising result was the lack of pain perception during the sleepwalking episodes," principal investigator Regis Lopez, a psychiatrist and sleep medicine ... Read more

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