There are too few migraine headache specialists in the United States, a new study finds. Migraines affect about 36 million Americans over age 12 (more than 11 percent of the population). That's more than the number affected by asthma and diabetes combined. However, only 416 specialists nationwide are certified by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties to diagnose and treat migraine, according to researchers.
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Independence Day, July 4th, is almost here. Many communities celebrate the holiday with fireworks displays. The colors and patterns are awesome, and the sounds are festive—but fireworks can also be extremely loud. Did you know that the explosions of fireworks can reach sound levels of 150 decibels? Did you also know that long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels causes hearing loss?
Those who get migraines have to deal not only with the pain, which can be disabling, but the stigma caused by others who tend to discount the impact of the debilitating headaches, a new study shows.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has officially launched the national disability insurance scheme, known as DisabilityCare Australia, in Newcastle today.
When 23-year-old Jacob Landis was only 2, his mother suspected that something might be wrong. Jacob wasn’t learning to talk as quickly as his peers, and a hearing test confirmed her suspicions. For the next few years, his hearing faded away—first gradually, and then at breakneck speed.
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It can be used to describe the feeling we get when we stand up quickly and feel unbalanced, that unstable feeling of movement when we are standing still or the feeling just before passing out.
By Sumathi Reddy
Researchers from the Navy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and academia are studying causes and potential treatments of motion sickness, hoping to formulate better products for situations that range from the extreme (space!) to the mundane (road trip to Grandma's, anyone?).
By Nancy Melville
Individuals with no experience in meditation who participate in mindful meditation training sessions for as little as 4 days show changes in specific brain mechanisms that correlate with a reduction in anxiety, a new imaging study shows.
By Chris Whitley
A microphone brings Sean McDonough’s voice from the scenes of the world’s greatest sporting events to a global ESPN audience.
Yet when a rare condition caused his ear to pick up the noises inside him, it nearly drove him mad.
Fall-prevention clinics help patients regain independence
By Erin Ellis
Practising some simple exercises at home each day for the last six weeks has freed 82-year-old Florence Regehr from the confines of her home.