Jun 01, 2012 - I have had horrible migraine headaches for years. No treatment seems to help for very long. I've heard that having a forehead lift can relieve migraine pain long-term. Is there anything you can tell me about this procedure? Is it worthwhile? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
May 29, 2012 - Conclusions that are based on nonpharmacological prophylactic strategies with a scientific basis and that show an association between certain dietary factors and the triggering of migraines are limited by the lack of prospective studies with clear experimental designs. Nevertheless, the high frequency of possible specific dietary triggers validates efforts to elucidate the involvement of food?related factors in precipitating migraines. (Source: Nutrition Reviews)
May 28, 2012 - The newsreader, 50, on constantly being on a diet, suffering from migraines and what keeps him awake at night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
May 23, 2012 - Lack of sleep is a common contributor (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Neurology)
May 15, 2012 - Many doctors already prescribe Treximet off-label to this age group, expert says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Neurology)
May 08, 2012 - Conclusion
This resolution is part of the government's emphasis on combating health care fraud and another step for the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) initiative, which was announced in May 2009 by Attorney General Eric Holder and Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of HHS. The partnership between the two departments has focused efforts to reduce and prevent Medicare and Medicaid financial fraud through enhanced cooperation.
One of the most powerful tools in that effort is the False Claims Act, which the Justice Department has used to recover more than $7.4 billion since January 2009 in cases involving fraud against federal health care programs. With the settlement announced today, the Justice Department's total recoveries in False Claims Act cases s...
May 08, 2012 - Missouri will receive $1.9 million, and Illinois will receive $20 million, as part of $1.6 billion in settlements by Abbott Laboratories, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. Federal counterparts and attorneys general from 43 other states and the District of Columbia alleged in a civil complaint that Abbott engaged in deceptive practices to market Depakote, which is FDA-approved for treating seizure disorders, mania associated with bipolar disorder and prophylaxis of migraines. But they alleged... (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
May 08, 2012 - Abbott Laboratories on Monday agreed to a $1.6 billion settlement over allegations of illegal marketing of its drug, Depakote, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Depakote is approved for treatment of seizure disorders, mania associated with bipolar disorder and prevention of migraines, but the states' complaint alleges that Abbott marketed the drug for treating unapproved uses.
Maryland's share of the settlement tops $1.8 million, while Virginia will receive more than $2 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Apr 29, 2012 - Researchers at UCLA have been searching for the cause of a rare disease that virtually no one has ever heard: PCH1, or pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1, which attacks the brain and the spine.
It's a particularly cruel disorder, occurring mostly in infants, who begin manifesting symptoms at or soon after birth, with poor muscle tone, difficulty feeding, growth retardation and global developmental delay.
Now, thanks to the cooperation of a California family stricken by the disorder and a state-of-the-art genomic sequencing lab at UCLA, Dr. Joanna Jen, a UCLA professor of neurology, and colleagues discovered a specific mutation of a gene that is responsible for PCH1 in this family, then confirmed mutations in the same gene in several other PCH1 families around the world.
Apr 29, 2012 - CLERMONT, Fla., April 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Michaux Family Chiropractic in Clermont, FL announced that the practice has had significant success treating patients for headaches and migraines. According to the practice, maintaining proper spinal alignment is essential to managing chronic headache pain. Chiropractors Dr. Kurt Michaux, Dr. Jamee Fike and Dr. Dan Warner provide adjustments to help relieve tension and migraine headache pain originating in the neck. Through gentle adjustment of the upper two cervical vertebrae, Dr. Michaux says that he can help restore proper alignment to the cervical spine and reduce the occurrence of headaches. (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))