July 26, 2010 |
Two years ago, I was getting headaches every day for several months. I visited five different doctors, but none had a clue as to the reason, and they weren't any help. I then read about a lady who had written to you. She said her headaches stopped when she stopped eating wheat, oats, barley and rye. The next day I quit, and so did the headaches. Other readers with chronic headaches should try not eating gluten and see if it helps. Migraine headaches are an often-unrecognized symptom of celiac disease.
August 28, 2012 |
After the coffee. Before the fantasy football draft. The Skinny: I've become addicted to the pink grapefruit-flavored Sparkling Ice. Every time I go to Ralph's I buy out the stock. Try it! Tuesday's headlines include a look at how China is infuriating Hollywood, Katie Couric gets ready for daytime and Walt Disney Co. is on a roll. Daily Dose: The Saturday night before the Emmy Awards just got a little more crowded. For years, NBC and Showtime have had big parties that night.
March 17, 2013 |
Question: Two years ago, I traveled to Tibet, including Lhasa at 11,975 feet above sea level. I started having mild headaches. Two weeks later, as the plane was landing in San Francisco, I became non-responsive. I underwent a craniotomy to relieve pressure from a clot next to my brain. I've had other altitude issues, including passing out while snowshoeing near Mammoth and experiencing altitude sickness after leaving Cuzco, Peru. I know commercial flights are pressurized above sea level, and I have taken some domestic flights.
September 12, 2008 |
Botox, the botulism-based drug that has wiped wrinkles from the faces of millions, may be approved for another use: stopping headaches. Drug maker Allergan Inc. said Thursday that it had new evidence that its injectable drug could help relieve migraine headaches. Based on preliminary results from two company-funded studies, Allergan said it would ask the Food and Drug Administration to approve Botox for chronic migraine next year. The FDA approved Botox to smooth wrinkles and age lines in 2002, and it has grown into a blockbuster product for Irvine-based Allergan, with $2.1 billion in sales last year.
August 19, 2010
Are teens with poor health habits more likely to come down with migraines and other types of headaches? Or do headaches prompt teens to do unhealthy things, like smoke and spend too much time in front of the TV? These are the questions raised by a new study of risk factors associated headaches among 5,847 Norwegian teenagers. The 13- to 18-year-olds were all participants in a nationwide health study aimed at junior high and high school students in the 1990s. In addition to being weighed and measured, the teens spent an hour answering a variety of health-related questions.
February 4, 1998 |
Women are 15% more likely than men to get tension headaches, a study found. And the more education people have, the more headaches they get. The study from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Assn. looked at the routine headaches with rubberband-like pressure. It was based on a 1993-94 telephone survey of 13,345 people in Baltimore County. The study's lead author, Dr.