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High-resolution brain scans could play critical role in helping detect concussions

High-resolution brain scans could play critical role in helping detect concussions

Simon Fraser University researchers have found that high-resolution brain scans, coupled with computational analysis, could play a critical role in helping to detect concussions that conventional scans might miss. [More]
Awareness of signs and symptoms of meningitis remains worryingly low among UK parents, research reveals

Awareness of signs and symptoms of meningitis remains worryingly low among UK parents, research reveals

Thirty-eight per cent of parents in the UK think a distinctive rash is the first symptom of meningitis, despite the fact it often appears after other symptoms, or not at all, according to new research from GSK. [More]
Cluster headaches give intense pain but can be treated, says expert

Cluster headaches give intense pain but can be treated, says expert

Often called the suicide headache because of the excruciating intensity of the pain, cluster headaches are three times more likely to strike men than women. [More]
Researchers identify new biomarker in spinal fluid and blood serum of patients with neurological disorder

Researchers identify new biomarker in spinal fluid and blood serum of patients with neurological disorder

Research from Mayo Clinic included in the November issue of JAMA Neurology identifies a new biomarker for brain and spinal cord inflammation, allowing for faster diagnosis and treatment of patients. [More]
Study shows how comorbid mental health conditions can impact child's care in hospital

Study shows how comorbid mental health conditions can impact child's care in hospital

Children hospitalized for medical or surgical procedures who have an existing mental health condition stay in the hospital longer than children without these conditions. [More]
Allergan launches first and only oral contraceptive in softgel capsule for prevention of pregnancy

Allergan launches first and only oral contraceptive in softgel capsule for prevention of pregnancy

Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced the availability of TAYTULLA (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol capsules and ferrous fumarate capsules), 1mg/20mcg, the first and only oral contraceptive in a softgel capsule for the prevention of pregnancy [More]
Low fat and low carbohydrate diets may prevent migraines

Low fat and low carbohydrate diets may prevent migraines

Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential headache triggers for individuals battling migraines, says Vincent Martin, MD, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. [More]
New study to explore therapeutic pill for treatment of concussion

New study to explore therapeutic pill for treatment of concussion

The goal of finding a treatment for concussion may be one step closer due to a new study being launched by University of Miami researchers. [More]
Primary headache patients diagnosed with more comorbidities have high healthcare costs, research shows

Primary headache patients diagnosed with more comorbidities have high healthcare costs, research shows

Research presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus in early October in Washington, DC, showed that 60 percent of adult patients who were diagnosed with primary headache had one or more comorbidities which raised the average annual cost of their healthcare to over $20,000. [More]
FDA approves new therapy for initial treatment of soft tissue sarcoma

FDA approves new therapy for initial treatment of soft tissue sarcoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Lartruvo (olaratumab) with doxorubicin to treat adults with certain types of soft tissue sarcoma (STS), which are cancers that develop in muscles, fat, tendons or other soft tissues. [More]
Urgent Matters announces recipients of Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award

Urgent Matters announces recipients of Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award

Urgent Matters, Philips Blue Jay Consulting, and Schumacher Clinical Partners are pleased to announce the winners of the Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award, a competition to foster innovation in emergency departments nationwide. [More]
Researchers find biological evidence linking Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barré syndrome

Researchers find biological evidence linking Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barré syndrome

In a collaborative effort with scientists at six Colombian hospitals, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report what they believe to be the strongest biological evidence to date linking Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barré syndrome. [More]
Graded aerobic treadmill testing safe, tolerable in young patients with sports-related concussion

Graded aerobic treadmill testing safe, tolerable in young patients with sports-related concussion

Graded aerobic treadmill testing is safe, tolerable, and useful in evaluating and managing cases of sports-related concussion in children and adolescents. [More]
Study reveals many female high school athletes do not report concussion injuries to trainers

Study reveals many female high school athletes do not report concussion injuries to trainers

Nearly half of female athletes participating in high school sports have had a diagnosed or suspected concussion—but most don't report these sports-related injuries to coaches or trainers, reports a study in the Journal of Trauma Nursing, official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses, published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
Headache disorders may increase risk of thyroid condition

Headache disorders may increase risk of thyroid condition

Sufferers of migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches or other headache disorders are at greater risk of developing a thyroid condition called hypothyroidism, according to a study by University of Cincinnati College of Medicine researchers. [More]
Novartis gets three FDA approvals for expanded use of biologic drug to treat rare autoinflammatory diseases

Novartis gets three FDA approvals for expanded use of biologic drug to treat rare autoinflammatory diseases

Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted three simultaneous approvals for the expanded use of Ilaris (canakinumab) to treat three rare and distinct types of Periodic Fever Syndromes. [More]
New intervention improves health, wellness outcomes in adolescents with persistent concussion

New intervention improves health, wellness outcomes in adolescents with persistent concussion

Concussions can create a host of symptoms—headache, dizziness, moodiness, upset stomach and other issues. [More]
Guidelines for staying healthy during flu season

Guidelines for staying healthy during flu season

The American Academy of Pediatrics updated its annual influenza (flu) season guidelines, withdrawing the child-friendly nasal flu vaccine, FluMist, this year. [More]
Study finds South Africans living with HIV more resilient despite chronic pain

Study finds South Africans living with HIV more resilient despite chronic pain

When one thinks about chronic conditions that are commonly painful, HIV doesn't typically spring to mind. However, more than 50% of HIV-positive individuals experience a painful condition like headache, chest pain or neuropathy, and that pain is frequently experienced as moderate to severe in intensity. [More]
Graded aerobic treadmill testing useful in evaluating sports-related concussion in children

Graded aerobic treadmill testing useful in evaluating sports-related concussion in children

Graded aerobic treadmill testing is safe, tolerable, and useful in evaluating and managing cases of sports-related concussion in children and adolescents. [More]
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