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2010-11-24 06:40:00

WOBURN, Mass., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AuraPortal (http://www.auraportal.com), a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM) software, today announced a unique approach to evaluating BPMS software through an offer to build a real-life, executable business process case example that is specific to the company evaluating BPM software. While most BPM companies only seek to demo their software, Aura offers the opportunity to provide a sample of a focused but complex business...

2010-11-09 08:00:00

National Headache Foundation Launches 'War Veterans Health Resource Initiative' to Help Ease Transition Back to Civilian Life CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Studies have shown that soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan have been found to have nearly double the rates of migraine compared to the general population, as well as higher incidences of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. Now, veterans returning from active duty with these...

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2010-10-27 11:55:00

Mention the "A-Train" and most people probably think of the jazz legend Billy Strayhorn or perhaps New York City subway trains "” not climate change. However, it turns out that a convoy of "A-Train" satellites has emerged as one of the most powerful tools scientists have for understanding our planet's changing climate. The formation of satellites "” which currently includes Aqua, CloudSat, Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) and Aura...

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2010-09-27 09:10:00

Researchers from the University of Montreal (UdeM) and the University of Oxford have found a gene associated with common migraines, and their discovery could make the pain associated with these severe headaches a thing of the past. "Their findings show that a mutation in the KCNK18 gene inhibits the function of a protein called TRESK," which normally plays a vital role in nerve cell communication, UdeM said in a Sunday press release. "Previously, genes for migraine have been found only in a...

2010-08-25 13:40:37

Research: Migraine with aura and risk of cardiovascular and all cause mortality in men and women: Prospective cohort study Individuals who suffer from migraines with aura (temporary visual or sensory disturbances before or during a migraine headache) are at a higher risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, according to research published today on bmj.com. This is the first large population-based study showing a link between migraine and overall mortality as well as specific mortality. The...

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2010-08-08 20:20:00

On July 6 this summer, Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality issued the region's first "unhealthy" air alert since 2008.The culprit? "Bad" ozone and other air pollution that had combined to produce an abnormally high reading of 119 parts per billion in Suffolk and 70-80 parts per billion in other parts of southeastern Virginia. That compares to the natural concentration of ozone of about 10 parts per billion that was the norm more than a century ago.Ozone spikes are part of a pattern...

2010-06-24 03:47:11

Migraine sufferers who experienced abuse and neglect as children have a greater risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease including stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) among others, say scientists presenting data at the American Headache Society's 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles this week. In a multi-center, cross-sectional study of more than 1,300 headache clinic patients diagnosed with migraine, investigators found a linear relationship between the risk of stroke, transient...

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2010-04-29 07:28:19

A new NASA study of Earth's polar ozone layer reinforces scientists' understanding of how human-produced chlorine chemicals involved in the destruction of ozone interact with each other. A team of scientists led by Michelle Santee of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., examined how nighttime temperatures affect chlorine monoxide, a key chemical involved in ozone destruction. Combining NASA satellite measurements with a state-of-the-art chemical model, they found this...

2010-04-14 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP) today announced additional post-hoc analyses of data from the FREEDOM-301 Phase 3 trial of its investigational LEVADEX(TM) orally inhaled migraine therapy showing efficacy in two difficult to treat patient subpopulations, menstrual migraine and migraine with allodynia. The data will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Toronto, Ontario. As...

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2010-04-09 07:21:00

When people feel the onset of a migraine headache, they may head to a dark, quiet room to rest. This instinct may be sound: A new study suggests that even without the headache, migraine sufferers may process visual cues better in an environment with few visual distractions. In a study published in the April issue of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science ("Visual Noise Selectively Degrades Vision in Migraine"), researchers from Scotland's Glasgow Caledonian University asked migraine...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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