Headache

Headache

The perils pain killers

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Leslie Storozuk
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Vol 1, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the serious problem of over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic abuse; questions why this is predominantly a women’s problem, causes kidney damage, critically explores the role of advertising and big business in women’s increased consumption of OTC’s.


 

 

Valerian: Valeriana officinalis

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English
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Paper
Online
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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Bethesda, MD

Provides basic information about the herb valerian, including common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information.

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Includes bibliographical references. Series: Herbs at a Glance

Complementary headache therapy: a close look at the treatments and the evidence

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Howard B. Pikoff
Publisher: 
Data for Decisions
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Buffalo, NY

Takes a close look at a dozen complementary hadache therapies that have generated sound clinical research.

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ALTH.P55 2004
ISBN 0964098113
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Spring 2006: There are many different medications available to treat the pain of headaches and migraines, and new drugs continue to appear regularly. There are also many alternative remedies. A popular guide to complementary medicine describes 90 treatments for headache, from acupuncture to zone therapy. A third of these are routinely recommended for headache. But do these therapies really work? Do they meet scientific standards of effectiveness? Do they pass muster in randomized controlled trials? Pikoff attempts to answer some of these questions and reviews the evidence for 15 alternative headache therapies that have generated sound clinical research, including acupuncture, biofeedback, feverfew, and homeopathy. He includes what is known about each therapy, how it works, and how effective it has been proven to be.

Literature review: behavioural guidelines for adjusting to medical conditions

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English
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Paper
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University Health Network Program in Medical Psychiatry & Women's Health Program
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Ontario Women's Health Council
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents an overview of issues relevant to quality of life in chronic medical conditions. Reviews approaches to foster successful adaptation to chronic medical conditions.

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HEAD.L58 2001
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Includes bibliographical references.
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