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Headache Patients Given NSAIDs Spend Less Time in the ED

Oral drug administration was significantly associated with a shorter length of stay for patients treated for headache in the emergency department (ED) setting, based on data from approximately 7000 patients. Headache is the fourth most common chief complaint in the emergency department, accounting for approximately 3% of all ED visits, said Philip Wang, a medical […]

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Certain Headache Types May Affect Pregnancy Outcomes

Pregnant women who experience migraine with aura – and also the far more common tension-type headache – are at increased risk for giving birth to small-for-gestational-age babies, according to results from an observational study. Migraine during pregnancy has been associated in previous studies with hypertensive pregnancy complications including preeclampsia; however, little is known about other […]

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Prevalence of migraine, severe headache up for adults with IBD

(HealthDay)—Adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a higher prevalence of migraine or severe headache, according to a study published online March 23 in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. Yong Liu, M.D., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed data from 60,436 U.S. adults aged […]

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Cannabis for Migraine Strongly Linked to Rebound Headache

Patients with chronic migraine who turn to cannabis to relieve headache pain may be setting themselves up for medication overuse headache, preliminary research suggests, although the direction of the relationship is unclear. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, found a significant increase in the likelihood of medication overuse headache (rebound headache) in […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Long-term Sleep Problems

Veterans with who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are significantly more likely to develop insomnia and other sleep problems years later compared to their counterparts who have not suffered a brain injury, a new study shows. Results of a large longitudinal study show that those with TBI were about 40% more likely to […]

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Adalimumab Earns FDA Approval for Ulcerative Colitis in Children

Adalimumab has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for use in pediatric patients aged 5 years and older with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a press release from manufacturer AbbVie. Approval was based on data from the phase 3 ENVISION 1 randomized, double-blind study (NCT02065557) in which 60% of patients receiving the higher […]

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APO-Pregabalin

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. APO-PREGABALIN Contains the active ingredient pregabalin Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking your medicine. This leaflet answers some common questions about pregabalin. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take […]

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Seretide

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. SERETIDE® Fluticasone propionate/Salmeterol xinafoate Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet Please read this leaflet carefully before you start using SERETIDE. This leaflet answers some common questions about SERETIDE. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take […]