Posts Tagged "migraines"

Splenda (Sucralose) Found To Have Diabetes-Promoting Effects

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Chronic Disease, Health & Wellness

Promoted for decades as a “safe” sugar alternative, presumably to prevent or reduce symptoms of diabetes, Splenda (sucralose) has been found to have diabetes-promoting effects in human subjects. The artificial sweetener sucralose, which is approximately 600 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar), and marketed under a variety of brand names, such as Splenda, Cukren, Nevella and SucraPlus, has recently been found to have diabetes-promoting effects in human test subjects, despite containing no calories and being classified as a ‘nonutritive sweetener.’ A new study...

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Magnesium: A Natural Treatment for Migraines

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 in Health Optimization

According to the National Headache Foundation, migraines affect more than 28 million people. Almost half experience chronic migraines. Migraine sufferers typically experience pain on one side of the head, accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to both light and sound. Migraines can occur at any time, but morning time is typical and can last from hours to days. There are two types of migraines; classic and common. Classic migraines are characterized by an aura, light spots that occur just before the onset of the headache. A common migraine is one that occurs without the aura. During a...

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Scientists Discover 3 Genes Linked to Migraines

Posted on Aug 15, 2011 in Health & Wellness

Scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have discovered a trio of genes tied to migraine headaches, one in which the link is exclusive to women, according to a study published on Sunday. More than 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraines with women most commonly affected. Scientists describe migraine as a brain disorder in which neurons, or brain cells, respond abnormally to stimuli. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have put together a genome-wide association study that involved 23,230 women, 5,122 of whom suffered from migraines, agencies reported....

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Health Buzz: Migraines Lower Breast Cancer Risk and Other Health News

Posted on Aug 1, 2009 in Uncategorized

Posted July 10, 2009 Women With Migraines Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer Researchers have found that women who have a history of experiencing migraines are 26 percent less likely to get breast cancer, Reuters reports. The study out of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle included more than 9,000 women, half of whom had breast cancer; the other half were healthy and were studied for scientific comparison. The researchers were motivated to look for a link between migraine and breast cancer because both health problems are related to hormones, they wrote in Cancer Epidemiology...

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Hot Weather Triggers Migraines

Posted on May 20, 2009 in Uncategorized

By Rosanne Skirble Washington 12 March 2009 The annual cost attributed to migraines is estimated at $17 billion in the United States. A migraine can really make you sick. The pulsating headache is often associated with nausea and vomiting – even sensitivity to light, sound and smell. A study released this week in the journal Neurology looks at the weather as a possible trigger for this common chronic condition. Kenneth Mukamal is an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and the lead author of the study. He says scientists know that certain foods, lack of sleep,...

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