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Saturday, March 22, 2014

3/22/14 Health News: Headband Device for Migraine ♦ Illegal razor clams found ♦ Gut Bacteria Essential for Immune Cell Development

FDA Approves Headband Device for Migraine
A headband delivering electrical nerve stimulation can prevent onset of migraine headaches and can be marketed for that purpose in the U.S., the FDA said. Called Cefaly, the Belgian-made device is the first to win FDA approval for migraine prevention and is also the first transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation system OK'd for any type of pain prevention, as opposed to acute treatment, the agency said. .Continue Reading

Illegal razor clams found on ferry in Oban
They swooped on the vehicle carrying the consignment at Oban Ferry Terminal after it arrived from Barra. Shellfish farmed in unclassified areas are deemed to be legally unfit for human consumption and cannot enter the food chain. Loading article content Continue Reading

Gut Bacteria Essential for Immune Cell Development

A new study finds that gut bacteria play an important role in the development of white blood cells that help the body's immune system fight infection. The human body is home to thousands of species of microbes - collectively known as the microbiome - that we are increasingly coming to realize are essential to health. The highest concentration and diversity of these species is found in the gastrointestinal tract, and the colon in particular Continue Reading

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