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February 9, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
If you're one of the 18 million Americans who suffer from migraines, you might find some relief by changing what you eat, suggests Ladies' Home Journal magazine. About 30 percent of migraines appear to be triggered by food. (Other causes include hormonal changes, stress, excessive smoking, even strong odors and bright lights.) Listed here are the most common troublemakers for people who are prone to migraines. CHOCOLATE: It contains phenylethylamine, which constricts blood vessels in the head.
FOOD
November 8, 1987 | The Inquirer staff
NutraSweet, the popular sugar substitute that has been a center of controversy since it was allowed on the market, does not cause severe headaches, according to a new study. Researchers, whose work was financed by the National Institutes of Health and the NutraSweet Co., tested people who believed that NutraSweet, which is known generically as aspartame, gave them headaches and found they were just as likely to get headaches after consuming dummy substitutes. The conclusion of researchers at Duke University in North Carolina was the second vote of confidence for NutraSweet last week.
NEWS
November 24, 2013 | By Catie Hamilton and Dr. John Stern, For The Inquirer
She was supposed to be on her way to a neon-lit chapel where an Elvis impersonator waited to officiate at her wedding. Instead, the 27-year-old woman sat in a thin hospital gown on an examining table in a cold emergency room, anxiously waiting for news. A week before, she had gone to see her primary physician. She had been dealing with a series of strange symptoms over the summer. A curious, maddening itch. Achy joints from time to time. Vicious headaches that she supposed were like migraines, although she had never had them before.
SPORTS
December 13, 2011 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Flyers star defenseman Chris Pronger will visit with two Pittsburgh concussion specialists on Wednesday, and the club hopes they can explain the cause of his headaches. A local doctor on Monday said a blow to the eye - which Pronger suffered on Oct. 24 against Toronto - can cause a concussion. After taking an inadvertent stick to the eye and missing six games, Pronger returned and played five games. He was then sidelined because the team said he was suffering from a virus.
NEWS
March 7, 2002
Let's be frank for a moment. It might be nice if Philadelphia hosted the 2004 Democratic National Convention. But the Dems would have to spend mighty liberally if they came here, because with its financial woes and urban wounds, the city simply cannot afford wooing and holding a convention in the near future. The city had to raise $66 million in 2000 for the GOP convention, largely with the help of potent former Gov. Tom Ridge. His successor, lame duck Gov. Schweiker, is preoccupied with a state debt and a promise of $75 million for Philadelphia schools.
NEWS
August 10, 1995 | By Laura Genao, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
About 100 people were evacuated Monday from the Acme grocery store at the Lawrence Park Shopping Center after noxious fumes caused headaches, dizziness and vomiting among customers and employees. Fourteen people reported lung and eye irritation, which was caused by an unidentified substance. Nine were taken to Mercy Haverford Hospital, of whom three were admitted for observation even though they were listed in good condition. The hospitalized adults were released yesterday morning, said hospital spokeswoman Rebecca Rabalsky.
NEWS
May 12, 1995 | By Steve Wartenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
There's a vein in Dave Hisler's right temple. Around Malvern Prep, and especially to members of the track team, it's known as "the vein. " Hisler, the Inter-Ac League's top sprinter, has asthma. When he runs, he gets pounding, vein-popping, asthma-induced migraine headaches. The harder he runs, the more his head hurts. "I'll be fine during a race and for a minute or two afterwards," Hisler said. "Then, all of a sudden, my head starts pounding. It kills me. The vein (in his temple)
SPORTS
March 18, 1998 | By Ron Reid and Stacey Burling, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Sports and concussions are a common combination. A 1991 survey by the National Center for Health Statistics found that 300,000 Americans had suffered a concussion involving loss of consciousness while engaged in sports or recreational activities during the previous year. The technical definition of a concussion, said Thomas Gennarelli, the Flyers' team neurosurgeon, is a "temporary disturbance of neurological function due to trauma. " Concussions occur when the head moves violently.
NEWS
November 21, 1992 | By Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As she stood to speak in the Great Hall of Bryn Mawr College's M. Carey Thomas Library yesterday afternoon, graduate student Amanda Adams complained of burning in her sinuses and a headache. They are symptoms she is familiar with, she said. And she also thinks she knows the cause: studying and working in the building. She is not the only one. Shortly after renovation work was begun on cavernous Great Hall in December, students and faculty and staff members say they have been bothered by various ills, from memory loss to respiratory problems.
LIVING
September 30, 1992 | By Murray Dubin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Elephants were trampling through Steve Skowronski's head again. His friends didn't understand and his teachers didn't believe it could be that bad. But it was. Four years of pounding. He wished he were dead. He was 12. Allison Jernigan's head was being squeezed, not trampled. It felt like a cord wrapped tighter and tighter. Her eyelids ached, her forehead throbbed. She could not get out of bed. She was 12 and she thought she would never get better. It had to be a brain tumor.
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NEWS
June 15, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna and Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
When New Jersey's high court ruled last week that Gov. Christie had the authority to cut billions from payments he had promised the state pension system, it spared the governor a massive budget shortfall as he prepares to announce a presidential decision. Though the legal victory over public-worker unions averted immediate crisis, it did not relieve Christie - or state lawmakers - of a reality less worthy of campaign-trail celebration: an unfunded pension liability that continues to strain the state budget and funds for many workers at risk of running out of money within the next decade.
NEWS
May 8, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: We're newly married. My husband and I have a great sex life, but the last couple of times he complained afterward of having awful headaches. What's that about? Mia: Sex headaches aren't all that unusual. Typically, they happen after an orgasm, but they can also start in the pre-orgasmic phase. Sometimes they go away on their own. But instead of waiting for that, see a doctor to rule out a possibility of an aneurysm or hemorrhage. Meanwhile, your guy should relax a little more while you're getting busy - at least until you figure out what's what.
NEWS
March 9, 2015 | By Dr. Lucy E. Hornstein, For The Inquirer
My patient was 20 - legally an adult - when I saw him for a lump in his right armpit he had noticed the day before. It didn't really hurt, but it was sometimes sore when he moved his arm. Other than that, he was fine. No fevers, weight loss, or night sweats. No lumps in his breast. No sores in his armpit, so it probably wasn't an inflamed lymph node. When I touched the lump, my heart sank. It had a worrisome rubbery texture, and even though it moved freely, it wasn't tender to touch.
NEWS
February 16, 2015 | By Dr. Lucy Hornstein, For The Inquirer
It was spring in Pennsylvania, and I was seeing a 31-year-old man for the first time. He'd been sick for about three days with headaches, chills, and fever, although his temperature was normal in the office. He had not had any recent travel, and no one else was sick at home or at work. The only significant part of his medical history was migraine headaches, and the ones he was having were doozies. Light hurt his eyes; sound hurt his ears. The only thing that helped his throbbing headaches was ibuprofen, but he had been taking more of it with less relief.
NEWS
January 2, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THE NEW YEAR'S Day parade played out like a holiday dinner with family - some nice, heartwarming moments mixed with some unbelievable, cringe-worthy ones. For months, the focus had been on the debut of a new route that called for the 115th annual parade to start where it normally ended - City Hall - and finish at Washington Avenue, cutting out the Mummers' traditional South Philly stomping grounds. Many performers were on board with the shorter route, noting that the parade needed to evolve in order to survive.
NEWS
November 23, 2014 | By Dr. Charitha Gowda, For The Inquirer
The man felt foolish sitting in the waiting room of the Travel Medicine clinic. He didn't understand why his wife had insisted that he go see the doctor. After all, he was starting to feel better, and didn't she realize that he was already overworked at the office, trying to sift through the jumble of unattended cases that had piled up during their two-week jaunt to the Caribbean? He already felt as if it had been months since he had swum in the Atlantic Ocean, tried parasailing, and hiked around beautiful hills and waterfalls.
NEWS
October 6, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's a pristine spot on the Delaware River in West Deptford where residents flock to golf, exercise, and have dinner. Some go simply to watch the sun set as airplanes soar into the sky across the water. Few towns can boast tracts such as RiverWinds in Gloucester County. Town officials at the turn of the century embarked on the redevelopment of more than 1,100 acres that would make it all possible - a community center, restaurant, senior housing, and a golf course with a sweeping view of Philadelphia.
SPORTS
August 27, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE NUMBER, if accurate, is staggering. So far, there have been 66 concussions in 49 NFL preseason games. That, according to @NFLconcussions, the Twitter feed that tracks such things. Former NFL player Dave Pear isn't surprised. "It's probably way more than that," he told the Daily News yesterday. "In the preseason, guys want to make teams, so they aren't going to say they're hurt. " It's not the concussions that worry Pear. It's what happens afterward. Pear, who played a combined six seasons (1975-80)
NEWS
July 28, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Maurice Kanbar got headaches from drinking alcohol, he came up with a solution: Skyy Vodka, regular vodka minus the impurities that he said gave him headaches. He also invented the "D-Fuzz-It" sweater comb and a hypodermic needle protector to prevent health-care workers from getting pricked. But the wealthy San Francisco entrepreneur has another claim to fame: He's the godfather of Philadelphia University. He is the biggest donor in the university's history. He gave his alma mater a whopping $21 million during its current capital campaign - more than half the amount the university was aiming to raise.
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