Posted 3:00 PM 2/15/2013
FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Water-tubing injuries in the United States increased by nearly 250 percent over 19 years, a new study finds.
The number of injuries rose from less than 2,100 in 1991 to more than 7,200 in 2009, according to researchers at the Center for Injury Research (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 2/6/2013 by By Alan Mozes
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine sufferers in search of a non-medicinal alternative for relief may be encouraged by new Belgian research that suggests that 20 minutes a day of nerve stimulation might cut back on the frequency of attacks.
The finding stems from a small study (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/31/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- What a hoot: Scientists say they've discovered how owls can almost fully rotate their heads without damaging the blood vessels in their necks or cutting off the blood supply to their brains.
Owls have four major bone structure and blood vessel (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/28/2013 by By Alan Mozes
MONDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who get migraine headaches suffer in multiple ways, missing school and fun time with friends while waiting for the debilitating pain to subside.
Now, two new broad reviews of pediatric migraine research point to a troubling (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Shaving can sometimes be rough, but there are ways for men and women to get a smooth shave with a minimum amount of skin irritation, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
Wet your skin and hair to soften it before you shave. Taking a shower (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 1/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Lightning is associated with an increased risk of headaches and migraines, a new study suggests.
This finding could help chronic sufferers better predict the likelihood of a headache or migraine and begin preventive treatment, the University of (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/23/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Triggers for migraines may not be as strong as widely believed, a new study suggests, and many people may overestimate their importance in spurring the headaches.
The study specifically looked at patients affected by migraine with aura. Auras that (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/21/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A skin patch for the treatment of migraines, and the intense waves of nausea that often accompany these debilitating headaches, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Called Zecuity, the patch contains sumatriptan, one of the most (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/18/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Restrictions on body checking and other rule changes could limit aggression and reduce young hockey players' risk of injury, according to a new study.
Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto reviewed 18 studies that assessed efforts to reduce (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/17/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer from frequent migraines are stigmatized in much the same way as people with epilepsy are, new research suggests.
"This study is providing evidence for what we all sort of knew was the case," said Dr. Noah Rosen, director of the (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/16/2013 by By Carina Storrs
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Former NFL players who had concussions during their career could be more likely to experience depression later in life, and athletes who racked up a lot of these head injuries could be at even higher risk, two new studies contend.
The findings are (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 1/13/2013 by Alan Mozes
SUNDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Across much of the United States, the winter months are a fun time filled with falling flakes and holiday cheer. But high season for snow and ice can also entail broken bones.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daryl O'Connor of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/7/2013 by By Carina Storrs
MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- In a small study of former NFL players, about one quarter were found to have "mild cognitive impairment," or problems with thinking and memory, a rate slightly higher than expected in the general population.
Thirty-four ex-NFL players took part in the (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 1/3/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Having a traumatic brain injury at some time in your life doesn't raise the risk of dementia in old age, but it does increase the odds of re-injury, a new study finds.
"There is a lot of fear among people who have sustained a brain injury that they are (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 1/2/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Dry mouth can cause dental health problems, including an increased risk of cavities. And dry mouth is especially common in older adults.
The American Dental Association lists these tips to help manage dry mouth in seniors: