Health

The lifelong health benefits of intimacy

(HealthDay)—Much research has explored the mental and physical health benefits of maintaining social contacts well into later life. Studies also show that maintaining sexual health can have profound benefits that may include ...

Health

How to head off an ice cream headache

(HealthDay)—Slow down and savor your ice cream sundae or smoothie—it's the best way to prevent the dreaded head pain commonly known as "brain freeze."

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA OKs vagus nerve stimulator to treat cluster headaches

(HealthDay)—A new noninvasive device, gammaCore, which works to reduce cluster headache pain by transmitting mild electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve through the skin on the neck, has been approved by the U.S. Food ...

Surgery

First-of-a-kind surgery in US for severe headaches

For those suffering excruciating pain from cluster headaches, relief may soon be available from an investigational device being studied in a national multicenter clinical trial. Recently, doctors at The Ohio State University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Botox to treat 'suicide' headaches

"I hit myself in the head to distract myself from the pain when I have a cluster headache. The pain is indescribable hell, and in desperate moments, I have hit my head against a brick wall and hit myself in the head with ...

Neuroscience

It's brain freeze season

Brain freeze is practically a rite of summer. It happens when you eat ice cream or gulp something ice cold too quickly. The scientific term is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia, but that's a mouthful. Brain freeze is your ...

Neuroscience

Treating cluster headaches with high-flow oxygen appears effective

Patients with a cluster headache, which is characterized by bouts of excruciating pain usually near the eye or temple, were more likely to report being pain-free within 15 minutes of treatment with high-flow oxygen than patients ...

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