January 25, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Could Lightning Spur Headaches and Migraines?

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 Cincinnati researchers said. The study found that

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January 22, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

FDA Approves 1st Skin Patch to Combat Migraines

By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter 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

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January 10, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Surgeons may use hand gestures to manipulate MRI images in OR

January 10, 2013 This table shows hand gestures surgeons might use in the operating room to browse and display medical images of the patient during an operation. Surgeons routinely need to review medical images and records during surgery, but stepping away from the operating table and touching a keyboard and

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January 09, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

New tool to help brain surgeons one step closer to operating room

January 9, 2013 Purdue graduate student Livia Eberlin uses DESI technology to analyze a sample. A team led by R. Graham Cooks, Purdue’s Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, used DESI to create a tool that could allow for faster, more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during cancer surgery.

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January 08, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

New biochip technology uses tiny whirlpools to corral microbes

January 8, 2013 Researchers have demonstrated a new technology that combines a laser and electric fields to create tiny centrifuge-like whirlpools to separate particles and microbes by size, a potential lab-on-a-chip system for medicine and research. Here the technique is used to collect a bacterium called Shewanella oneidensis. (Purdue University

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January 08, 2013 by wpengine in Archived

Low Wages Linked to Raised Risk for High Blood Pressure

Latest High Blood Pressure News MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) — The lowest paid workers are at greater risk for high blood pressure than those taking home bigger paychecks, a new study suggests. This is particularly true for women and those between 25 and 44 years old, noted

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