Neurologists debunk 11 myths about headache and migraine
Neurologists Deena Kuruvilla and Cynthia Armand debunk 11 myths about headaches and migraine attacks. They talk about the relationship between caffeine and headaches, the best hangover cure, and various treatment options for a headache and migraine. They also debunk the myth that a migraine attack is just a headache. In fact, migraine is a neurological disease and is the second-leading cause of disability worldwide. Kuruvilla is a board-certified neurologist and director of the Westport Headache Institute. She primarily focuses on procedural approaches for the treatment of headache disorders. You can learn more about her work here: https://www.westportheadache.com/ Armand is an assistant professor of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the fellowship director and founder of the Holistic Migraine Lecture Series at the Montefiore Headache Center. You can learn more about her work here: https://einsteinmed.edu/faculty/15446/cynthia-armandnews.yahoo.com
Warning for parents about children overdosing in ‘Benadryl challenge'
Some teens and children are intentionally overdosing on the antihistamine, Benadryl, as part of a “challenge” on Tik Tok. While the social media platform has pledged to remove videos publicizing it, local doctors and the Food and Drug Administration are warning parents about ways to recognize if your child is doing this. We are aware of news reports of teenagers ending up in emergency rooms or dying after participating in the “Benadryl Challenge” encouraged in videos posted on the social media application TikTok. BENADRYL® products and other diphenhydramine products should only be used as directed by the label. The most common way people overdoseOne toxicologist said Benadryl is the most common over-the-counter drug to overdose on.
Suit claims nurses gave patients Benadryl to make them fall asleep, create less work
LONG BRANCH, New Jersey -- A possible scandal is brewing at a major hospital in New Jersey.There are allegations that the psychiatric unit staff at Monmouth Medical Center falsified medical records and gave patients Benadryl to make them fall asleep to create less work.The whistleblowing nurse is now suing, claiming she was punished for raising these issues. Plaintiff Patricia Moran had worked at the hospital for 31 years, and according to her attorney, was considered a model employee until she complained. "Her reasoning is that the reason the nurses were giving the patients Benadryl was to make them drowsy or to make them sleep," said Attorney Matthew LuberAfter making the troubling practice known to her bosses, the suit says Moran was the victim of retaliation because she was floated to the pediatric psychiatric unit, where she had limited training. Moran felt something was wrong when the Benadryl went missing without a report to explain its absence.The effects of Benadryl include dizziness, sedation, and sleepiness.The hospital was unable to comment on the suit, but added, 'Monmouth Medical Center is fully committed to providing a safe environment for our patients, visitors, and staff. Per our policy, we are unable to comment on any individual employee or patient matter.'abc13.com
Man drugged wife's coffee, got jail time
FreeImages.com/Razief Adlie(CNN) - A Michigan man was sentenced to 60 days in jail -- to be served on weekends -- for poisoning his wife's coffee with the active drug found in Benadryl. Brian Kozlowski's estranged wife "felt tired, nauseous and was experiencing blurred vision" on July 2018 after drinking coffee that Kozlowski had prepared for her, the Macomb County Prosecutor's press release states. Videos later revealed Kozlowski had been pouring diphenhydramine, the active drug in Benadryl, "into his wife's morning coffee, intentionally poisoning her," the release states. The last coffee he made was analyzed and found to contain 127 milliliters of diphenhydramine, the release said. The couple is now divorced, according to the Macomb County Court site.