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Innovative treatment offers relief to children with frequent migraine headaches
A minimally invasive treatment for migraine headaches used for adults is also proving to be a safe and effective treatment for children and teenagers, and only takes minutes for a child to feel relief, according to new research being presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Early periods associated with risk of gestational diabetes
Girls who have their first period before age 11 are 50 percent more likely to develop gestational diabetes according to research from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.
Study identifies common gene variants associated with gallbladder cancer
By comparing the genetic code of gallbladder cancer patients with those of healthy volunteers at nearly 700,000 different locations in the genome, researchers say they have found several gene variants which may predispose individuals to develop the disease.
One in three Australians report health problems from fragranced consumer products
A University of Melbourne researcher has found that one-third of Australians report health problems -- ranging from migraine headaches to asthma attacks -- when exposed to common fragranced consumer products such as air fresheners, cleaning products, laundry supplies, and personal care products.

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