Botox Migraine Treatment: What are It’s Side Effects

Botox Migraine Treatment: What are It’s Side Effects. Can Botox cure migraine? Apparently, it does. The cosmetic “miracle drug” recently gained the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a cure for chronic migraine headaches.

However, we should take note that it’s only approved for migraines that occur for more than 14 days per month. If your migraine happens for days lesser than that, then botox is not for you.

From the FDA media release:

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Brazilian Blowout Side Effects: Hair Loss, Burning Eyes, Chest Pain

Brazilian Blowout Side Effects: Hair Loss, Burning Eyes, Chest Pain. Brazilian Blowout, a popular hair straightening solution used in hair care salons has been found to contain formaldehyde. Yes, formaldehyde, that chemical used by funeral directors to embalm the dead. Anyhoo, the New York Times reports that health authorities in Oregon…. well, here’s the story:

A popular hair-straightening treatment is under scrutiny after lab tests by Oregon’s occupational health agency found significant levels of formaldehyde in a smoothing solution made by the beauty company Brazilian Blowout.

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Abiraterone Life Expectancy: Prostate Cancer Drug Adds Four More Months?

Abiraterone Life Expectancy: Prostate Cancer Drug Adds Four More Months? Abiraterone, a new anti-prostate cancer drug from Johnson and Johnson, has been found to add “nearly four months” to the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer.

Abiraterone could be made available next year as Johnson and Johnson is reportedly planning to file, at the end of the year, a marketing application for the drug in the United States and Europe.

Reuters reports on the trial which found the supposedly “life-prolonging” effect of Abiraterone:

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Geron Corp’s Embryonic Stem Cell Trial in America: The World’s First?

The United States has not been that welcoming of stem cell therapy, particularly the kind that makes use of embryonic cells, so this Los Angeles Times news report about the “world’s first clinical trial of a therapy derived from human embryonic stem cells” is quite interesting.

The “world’s first” eh? We kind of doubt that. Maybe the world’s first “publicized” clinical trial is more appropriate. We won’t be surprised if other scientists in other nations have been doing trials like this the past several years.

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Food That Helps the Heart: Purple Potato?

The healthier purple potato is coming to UK supermarkets. Why is it healthier? Because, compared to the traditional white potato, it contains up to 10 times the level of antioxidants which helps you maintain a healthy heart.

The Purple Majesty potato contains a natural pigment called “anthocyanins” which contains anti-oxidant properties.

A study by the Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh and the Scottish Crop Research Institute shows that the potato’s natural purple pigment has a positive effect on blood vessels and in reducing blood pressure.

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