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Nearby Lightning Shut Down a Woman's Brain Implant

Posted 19 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 – A European woman who needed an implanted brain device got an unwelcome side effect during a storm: Nearby lightning switched the device off. Experts say the phenomenon is likely rare, and the deep brain stimulator device worked fine again once it was turned back on by doctors. Still, it's a hazard worth looking out for, medical experts said. While this is the first such ...

Botox Can Be Used for Chronic Migraine, Experts Say

Posted 18 Apr 2016 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, ...

Researchers ID Gene for Neck Disorder

Posted 9 Mar 2012 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 9 – The first gene linked to an often painful neck disorder has been identified by researchers. Adult-onset primary cervical dystonia, which is characterized by involuntary twisting of the neck, occurs in about 30 of every 100,000 people, previous research has reported. In this new study, researchers conducted a genetic analysis of a patient with the condition, his identical twin ...

FDA Approves Merz Pharmaceuticals' Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) for the Treatment of Cervical Dystonia and Blepharospasm

Posted 2 Aug 2010 by Drugs.com

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ – Merz Pharmaceuticals today announced that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA), a botulinum toxin type A for the treatment of adults with cervical dystonia or blepharospasm. According to an epidemiology study conducted in Rochester, Minnesota, the prevalence of focal dystonia, which includes ...

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