May 30, 2011

Taking Aim at Stressful Stimuli

1 Tinted Lenses May Provide Migraine Relief

Some migraine sufferers may find relief by using precision tinted lenses, which normalize activity in the brain, reveals new research using MRI. Researchers believe that wearing sunglasses could provide some reduction in visual stress, but prescription precision ophthalmic tints (POTS) offer further reduction in visual stress. People who have migraines are often very susceptible to stressful visual stimuli, reports WebMD. However, reducing visual stress may only help a small portion of migraine sufferers. Robert Daroff, MD, of Case Western University School of Medicine tells WebMD that few migraine sufferers experience migraines that are triggered exclusively by visual stimuli.

More at WebMD | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Migraines Tied to Risk of Heart Attack

Tags: Migraine Aura Risk Factors, Migraines, Migraine Help, Migraine Treatment, Precision Tinted Lenses, visual stress, precision ophthalmic tints, Case Western University School of Medicine

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Treatment Substituted or Delayed

2 Drug Shortages Have Hospitals Scrambling

Some drugs are becoming harder for hospitals to supply due to recalls, difficulty getting the ingredients, increased demand, halting production to improve quality or simply deciding to stop production altogether. In the meantime, hospitals are seeking substitutes which can lead to medication errors and in some cases delaying treatment which could mean life or death for people with diseases such as cancer. Generic, older injectable drugs that are harder to make top the drug shortage list. Some examples are one used to treat cystic fibrosis, ADHD and injections used for cardiac arrest and septic shock. The FDA has asked other countries to ship some drugs to the U.S. and politicians want to know if the impending mergers of drug companies are part of the problem.

More at Yahoo! AP | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Parents Can't Find Adderall, Ritalin for ADHD

Tags: FDA, Drug Shortage, Medication Shortage, Drug Companies, Drug Manufacturing, Problems in Drug Development and Manufacturing, National Drug Shortage, Drug Company Mergers

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