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2011-06-06 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-six million Americans suffer from migraines, leading to more than $20 billion in medical expenses and costs related to lost productivity each year(1). In recognition of National Migraine Awareness Month and the significant unmet medical needs of migraine patients, Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) is highlighting the importance of selecting the appropriate medication for a patient's "treatment toolbox" to address specific types of migraine...

2011-06-06 07:57:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Migraine headaches can be debilitating and disruptive. Now, scientists have discovered a gene for migraine that they say holds promise for creating new therapies -- maybe even a pill -- to prevent these severe headaches. "For the first time in decades, I have seen great interest by the research community, including the private pharmaceutical industry in developing preventive migraine therapies," Guy A. Rouleau, M.D., director of the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center and...

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2011-06-02 09:10:00

Discovery of migraine gene could put it on the horizon The discovery of a gene for migraine holds great promise in the quest for new approaches -- possibly even a pill -- for preventing the disease, says a panel of experts presenting data at the annual scientific meeting of the American Headache Society. So far, there is no therapy that prevents an attack. Guy A. Rouleau, MD, whose Canadian and British research team was first to sequence the gene for migraine last fall, says for the first...

2011-06-01 23:04:34

Migraine specialists welcome a new era of discovery and advancement Migraine researchers from all over the world are gathering in Washington, DC on June 2-5 to share important new scientific data on the disease at the annual conference of the American Headache Society, spotlighting "New Discoveries in Headache Medicine." Among the important new work to be presented is groundbreaking new science in the unique role of the thalamus in migraine, implications of the recent identification of a gene...

2011-05-26 13:39:58

Precision tinted lenses have been used widely to reduce visual perceptual distortions in poor readers, and are increasingly used for migraine sufferers, but until now the science behind these effects has been unclear. Now research published in the journal Cephalalgia, published by SAGE, uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for the first time to suggest a neurological basis for these visual remedies. The new research shows how coloured glasses tuned to each migraine sufferer work...

2011-04-06 12:52:00

LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aura Group, a new media advertising and consulting agency, announced today that it has been selected by Computerworld SNW as a finalist in its Spring 2011 Best Practices Awards Program for Aura's data architecture of StudioEPK, an online review and downloading service for dispensing movie studio video assets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110302/LA56972LOGO) Aura's StudioEPK system gives movie studios the ability to offer...

2011-03-31 14:01:14

Roughly 15% of children suffer from migraines, and approximately one-third of these affected children have migraines with aura, a collection of symptoms that can include weakness, blind spots, and even hallucinations. Although the causes of migraines are unclear, a new study soon to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics suggests a connection between migraine headaches in children and a heart defect called patent foramen ovale, which affects 25% of people in the U.S. Dr. Rachel McCandless...

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2011-01-25 08:30:00

Famous composer Frederic Chopin, who experienced regular hallucinations during his lifetime, most likely experienced those visions because he suffered from a form of epilepsy, a pair of Spanish researchers claim in a new study. In their investigation, Manuel Vazquez Caruncho and Francisco Branas Fernandez of the Xeral-Calde Hospital Complex in Lugo studied Chopin's letters, as well as descriptions of what he experienced written by those closest to him, including his partner, George Sand, and...

2011-01-19 18:27:50

Recent work, in particular the CAMERA study, has used MRI to study the brains of migraine sufferers and has shown that a higher proportion of these patients exhibit lesions of the brain microvessels than the rest of the population. Lesions of the brain microvessels Lesions of the brain microvessels, visible on cerebral MRI images, can be of various kinds: white-matter hyperintensities and, more rarely, silent infarcts leading to loss of white-matter tissue. They result from a deterioration of...

2010-11-30 15:10:56

American Heart Association rapid access journal report Women with a history of migraine headache with aura (transient neurological symptoms, mostly visual impairments) are at increased risk of stroke. However, according to new research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association stroke events in women with migraine with aura are more likely to have mild or no disability compared to those without migraine. In a new analysis of the Women's Health Study involving 27,852...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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