Researchers found that a variant of the gene TRPM8 may have propagated to the modern-day population because it was significant to early humans in adapting a colder climate. Hence, more people living in higher altitudes at present continued to carry the trait.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2018
A man complained of thunderclap headache after participating in a contest where he ate one piece of Carolina Reaper. The case study on him was published just days after Carolina Reaper reclaimed Guinness World record for world’s hottest chili pepper.
Public Health April 10, 2018
Got asthma while cleaning the house? The most common household cleaning products such as bleach, window and glass cleaner, and air fresheners trigger asthma symptoms and migraines. Here's a guide on how to prevent asthma symptoms while using cleaning products.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 26, 2018
A new study has found that men and women who suffer from frequent migraines are at increased risk for heart disease. Researchers have also found that people who experienced migraines with an aura, an event that can cause changes in vision, had a risk of getting heart attack and stroke.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 15, 2018
A rare medical condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome has only affected 100 persons over the last century. A woman from Texas suffering severe headaches woke up one day with her accent changed from American to British.
Public Health February 13, 2018
Have a pounding headache but can't tell if it's a sinus infection or migraine? Here's a guide on how to tell the difference between symptoms.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 2, 2018
Researchers tested a new drug called Erenumab on nearly 1,000 migraine sufferers and found that it was very effective at reducing migraines. They said the new drug managed to cut the number of migraine attacks in half.
Medicine November 30, 2017
The FDA has recently approved a handheld vagus nerve stimulation device for treating cluster headaches. Find out what other conditions, including treatment-resistant depression, VNS therapy can help with.
Medicine April 21, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a handheld vagus nerve stimulation device in the treatment of cluster headaches. More than 350,000 people suffer from this extremely painful illness.
Public Health April 19, 2017
A multi-state Listeria outbreak has been detected by health officials and they are reportedly looking into the issue. This bacterium has already caused two deaths and has resulted in hospitalization of four more individuals.
Public Health March 12, 2017
A new Finnish study shows that men who maintain low vitamin D levels may be at a higher risk of chronic headache, with subjects that are most deficient suffering a two-fold increased risk.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017
Analysis of first morning urine samples showed link between the female sex hormone and migraine. Levels of estrogen drop more rapidly in women with history of migraine headaches days before menstruation.
Public Health June 1, 2016
An updated American Academy of Neurology guideline says botox can be effectively and safely used as treatment for chronic migraine. Botulinum toxin also offers benefits to patients suffering from other neurological conditions such as blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, and spasticity in adults.
Life April 19, 2016
Research found people are being exposed to very high frequencies of ultrasound in public areas. Continuous high exposure can lead to health problems such as migraine, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vertigo and tinnitus.
Life January 21, 2016
Migraine headaches could be treated using a new technique that could provide relief to millions of people.
Life March 2, 2015
Some patients with a brain tumor do not exhibit neurological symptoms such as speech dysfunction and seizures. Isolated headaches may be the only sign of their health problem.
Life December 31, 2014
Weight loss surgery appears to be associated with a type of severe headache. In a new study, 3.3 percent of the subjects with spontaneous intracranial hypotension underwent bariatric surgery.
Life October 23, 2014
New study finds when a spouse, partner or parent gets chronic migraines, the whole family suffers. Some estimates say 13 percent of adults in the U.S. have migraines, and that almost 5 million in the U.S. experience at least one migraine attack per month,
Life June 27, 2014
Google Glass is expensive, it's what's everyone is taking about right now, but it also can hurt your eyes and give painful headaches. Use it in short bursts, the company recommends.
Wearable Tech May 23, 2014
Researchers found there is correlation between stress and headache. The greater stress an individual experiences, the more intense and frequent headaches he has.
Life February 20, 2014