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Oxidative Stress Increases Number Of Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects and maternal biomarkers of oxidative stress

Wow. Practically by the week we are finding more and more studies linking interuterine environment and risk of chronic diseases later in the newborn’s life.

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Headaches in Teenagers: Simple Tool Blocked by Meds

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Headaches are bad enough, but when they occur in children it can be heartwrenching. The good news is headaches in teenagers and kids can be managed very well.

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Headache Specialist Giving Your Child a Throbbing Headache?

Many chronic headache sufferers end up at a headache specialist (usually a neurologist) for a constant, throbbing headache. But could the drugs used be to blame?

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Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy: Lower Your Risk

While just dealing with seizures is bad enough, the mind of every epileptic there looms the fear of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, also known as SUDEP.

The exact cause of SUDEP has not been identified, although cardiac problems are very high on the list of likely suspects.

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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Headaches? Sleep Lab for Chronic Headaches

Might the horrendous “gasping for air” sound sleep apnea sufferers make cause headaches? If this description fits your night, maybe it’s time to visit a sleep lab.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Can Sleep Disturbance Cause Seizures?

Recent studies have linked sleep apnea and chronic headaches. Since migraines and seizures have similarities, can obstructive sleep apnea cause seizures?

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Brain Supplements for Brain Power: Use This Type of Magnesium

Brain power. We want to preserve it as we age, but are there brain supplements that can protect our brain?  One form of magnesium may be able to do just that.

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Medication Available For Chronic Daily Headaches

I’m sorry, but articles looking for new medications for headaches always irritates me. First of all, most patients have multiple types of headaches (and while “migraine” seems to be the wastebasket diagnosis most are given, I find most are not migraine at all…) so they will need multiple therapeutic angles. Continue reading Medication Available For Chronic Daily Headaches

Self Help for Depression in Women Begins Years Earlier

Brain health involves conditions such as migraines & seizures, dementia & Parkinson’s, depression & anxiety. Self help for depression centers on good brain health.

This is certainly not the first time I’ve discussed the research as it relates to functional medicine and depression and / or anxiety.  While many may think that depression is what it is and there is little that we can do to effect it (either positively or negatively), this is far from reality.

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