Cleft Lip Possible side-Effect of Common Migraine Treatment

Each person may have a different reaction to certain migraine triggers , leading them to seek relief. There are many common factors that could lead to severe migraines. Many people turn to Topamax, a popular prescription drug, because of its effectiveness in fighting off the worst of migraine symptoms. Pregnant women, however, may need to seek an alternative means to fight the pain. Topamax has been shown to cause birth injuries like cleft lip and cleft palate in new born babies when taken during pregnancy. What Causes Migraines? There is a wide spectrum of migraines causes. Irregular eating patterns, skipping out on meals, eating too … [Read more...]

Brain Injury Prompts Change on the Battlefield

Traumatic Brain Injury is a serious and occasionally devastating event that can change the course of person's life forever. Concussions, though outwardly showing almost no symptoms, can be fierce catalysts for traumatic brain injuries. Proffessional sports organizations have been forced to take precautions when players suffer concussions, and now, military forces will be forced to take those same precautions. Military Precautions Regarding Traumatic Brain Injury A story done by NPR on Tuesday, October 12th, revealed that Mike Mullen, United States Navy Admiral and current Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff, has ordered that … [Read more...]