THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- Self-administered magnetic pulses from a hand-held device may help head off debilitating migraines, researchers report.
This new way to approach migraine headaches is called "single pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation" (sTMS). Neurologists and psychiatrists have long used the technology to diagnose and treat patients.
Nearly everyone has a headache now and then. Most of the time, relief is just an over-the-counter pill away. Other times, learning ways to relax and relieve tension, or getting treatment for sinus infections can get rid of your headaches.
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Nearly everyone has a headache now and then. Most of the time, relief is just an over-the-counter pill away. Other times, learning ways to relax and relieve tension, or getting treatment for sinus infections can get rid of your headaches.
Sometimes, though, headaches can warn of a serious health issue. High blood pressure, a stroke, a brain tumor, carbon monoxide poisoning, infections, a concussion and more could be linked to your headaches.
THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 -- Young men recovering from the flu should be aware of a side effect that causes nerve damage, a health expert warns.
To combat the flu virus, your immune system produces antibodies. In rare cases, these antibodies also attack myelin, which is the protective sheath around the nerves, explained Dr. Sheetal Shroff, a neurologist with Houston Methodist health system in Texas who specializes in neuromuscular disorders.
TUESDAY, Feb. 27, 2018 -- Truckers and others who are routinely exposed to diesel fumes while on the job might face a greater chance of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests.
The increased risk hit a high of 40 percent when compared against men with no such exposure, said study author Aisha Dickerson. She's a postdoctoral research fellow with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.
THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 -- The ills that are linked to heavy drinking now include dementia, a new study warns.
Researchers analyzed data from more than a million adults in France who were diagnosed with dementia between 2008 and 2013. They found that chronic, heavy drinking was a major risk factor for all types of dementia, but specially early onset dementia.