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Migraine headache may double risk of nervous system condition that causes Bell's palsy

Migraine headache may double risk of nervous system condition that causes Bell's palsy

Migraine headache may double the risk of a nervous system condition that causes facial paralysis, called Bell's palsy, according to a new study published in the December 17, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
Botox also treats facial nerve disorders that occur after Bell's palsy

Botox also treats facial nerve disorders that occur after Bell's palsy

Botox is best known as a cosmetic treatment for frown lines, but the drug also effectively treats the after effects of Bell's palsy and other serious facial nerve problems. [More]
Emergency physicians correctly identify nearly 100% of patients with Bell's palsy

Emergency physicians correctly identify nearly 100% of patients with Bell's palsy

Emergency physicians correctly identified nearly 100 percent of patients with Bell's palsy, the symptoms of which are nearly identical to potentially life-threatening diseases such as stroke and brain tumors. [More]
Loyola University surgeon uses electrical stimulation as part of surgical technique to treat Bell's palsy

Loyola University surgeon uses electrical stimulation as part of surgical technique to treat Bell's palsy

A Loyola University Medical Center surgeon is using electrical stimulation as part of an advanced surgical technique to treat Bell's palsy. Bell's palsy is a condition that causes paralysis on one side of a patient's face. [More]
Intense acupuncture shows promise for Bell’s palsy rehabilitation

Intense acupuncture shows promise for Bell’s palsy rehabilitation

Intense or “de qi” acupuncture produces significantly better results when added to prednisone treatment than low-intensity acupuncture for patients with Bell’s palsy, show findings from a randomized controlled trial. [More]
Acupuncture with de qi improves facial muscle recovery in Bell palsy patients

Acupuncture with de qi improves facial muscle recovery in Bell palsy patients

Patients with Bell palsy who received acupuncture that achieves de qi, a type of intense stimulation, had improved facial muscle recovery, reduced disability and better quality of life, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). [More]
Herpes zoster vaccine safe and well tolerated: Study

Herpes zoster vaccine safe and well tolerated: Study

The herpes zoster vaccine, also known as the shingles vaccine, is generally safe and well tolerated according to a Vaccine Safety Datalink study of 193,083 adults published online in the Journal of Internal Medicine. [More]
IOM report: Few health problems are clearly associated with vaccines

IOM report: Few health problems are clearly associated with vaccines

An analysis of more than 1,000 research articles concluded that few health problems are caused by or clearly associated with vaccines. [More]
New study reaffirms safety of seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccines

New study reaffirms safety of seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccines

Back in spring 2009, the H1N1 influenza virus crossed the U.S. border and raised concerns that it might cause a full-scale epidemic in the fall. The Food and Drug Administration worked with other Health and Human Services agencies and vaccine manufacturers to quickly develop, license and distribute a vaccine to protect the public from this particularly virulent strain of the flu. [More]
Most cases of facial nerve paralysis in children can be treated successfully

Most cases of facial nerve paralysis in children can be treated successfully

A half-paralyzed face with a motionless, drooping side can be alarming at any age, but when it occurs in a child it can be especially devastating. [More]
One in ten Aussie kids unable to perceive the tastes of food

One in ten Aussie kids unable to perceive the tastes of food

The prevalence of taste disorders in Australian children could be three times above the level defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a major public health crisis, new research has found. [More]
Evidence-based guidelines could help prevent dangerous radiation overdoses, says MedSolutions

Evidence-based guidelines could help prevent dangerous radiation overdoses, says MedSolutions

Utilization management programs that use evidence-based guidelines to ensure appropriate use of diagnostic imaging tests could help prevent dangerous radiation overdoses like the one highlighted in a recent New England Journal of Medicine editorial, said MedSolutions, a leading provider of medical management services. [More]
Contrary to previous studies, people with Moebius syndrome lead successful lives

Contrary to previous studies, people with Moebius syndrome lead successful lives

A smile means happiness, a frown sadness, a raised brow surprise. Even when languages and cultures differ, people have this universal form of communication. But Moebius syndrome, a rare congenital condition causing facial paralysis, can rob people of this basic connection, affecting social interaction. [More]
Hot Ideas World creates Eye-POD Eye Care Kit

Hot Ideas World creates Eye-POD Eye Care Kit

The Eye-POD Eye Care Kit has just been created by an entrepreneurial R&D company in Florida, Hot Ideas World, Inc. The array of easy to use functions in the device changes the way users wear Contact Lenses and use Eye Drops. [More]

Research must focus on discovering potential causes and treatments for Bell's palsy

Drugs widely prescribed to treat facial paralysis in Bell's palsy are ineffective and are based on false notions of the cause of the condition, according to Cochrane Researchers. They say research must now focus on discovering other potential causes and treatments. [More]
Corticosteroid and antiviral agent combination proves to be beneficial for treating Bell Palsy

Corticosteroid and antiviral agent combination proves to be beneficial for treating Bell Palsy

Among patients with Bell Palsy, a facial paralysis with unknown cause, treatment with corticosteroids is associated with a reduced risk of an unsatisfactory recovery, and treatment with a combination of corticosteroids and antiviral agents may be associated with additional benefit, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of previously published studies, reported in the September 2 issue of JAMA. [More]
Adding antiviral agent to corticosteroids to treat facial paralysis not linked to improved recovery

Adding antiviral agent to corticosteroids to treat facial paralysis not linked to improved recovery

Adding an antiviral agent to corticosteroids for treatment of Bell's palsy (a condition characterized by partial facial paralysis) is not associated with improved recovery of facial movement function, according to a meta-analysis of previously published studies in the June issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. [More]
How might lack of light cause depression?

How might lack of light cause depression?

People troubled by depression usually experience their dark moods in an on-again, off-again fashion. [More]
New treatment a cure for Bell's Palsy

New treatment a cure for Bell's Palsy

Scottish experts have discovered that Bell's Palsy, a syndrome which causes the muscles on one side of the face to become paralysed, can now be cured by a new steroid treatment. [More]
New technique restores the smile to faces of those with facial paralysis

New technique restores the smile to faces of those with facial paralysis

Surgeons in the United States have used a new procedure to partially restore the muscle movement in the faces of patients with severe long-term facial paralysis. [More]