Brain Health

What to Know About Ischemic Strokes

Ischemic strokes often are caused by blood clots that block blood flow to the brain. Here's what you need to know about the risks and what to do if you're with someone who may be having a stroke.

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Deep Brain Stimulation May Relieve Ringing in the Ears: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 -- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can make life miserable, but a brain implant may help, preliminary research suggests.

In a phase 1 trial of five patients whose severe tinnitus did not respond to other treatments, deep brain stimulation (DBS) diminished the ringing in four. The fifth patient received no relief, the researchers reported.

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Facing Up to a Lesser Known Form of Migraine Pain

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 -- It's bad enough to have an aching head, but about one in 10 people who suffer from headaches also experience facial pain, researchers have found.

The study included more than 2,900 people with primary headaches. These are ones not caused by another condition and they include migraine and cluster headaches. Participants completed questionnaires about their headaches and any facial pain.

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