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Cefaly headband gets FDA approved for migraine treatment

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: Mar 12, 2014 7:09 pm

For people who suffer from medical conditions, being able to help their condition using gadgets rather than medications can be a big deal. A medical gadget called the Cefaly headband has received FDA approval recently to treat pain associated with migraine headaches.

 

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The Cefaly headband is a device that is worn on the head and has tips that go behind the ears like glasses. The device is positioned on the forehead above the eyes and features a self adhesive electrode.

 

The headband is able to deliver an electrical current to the skin and underlying tissues in the area. The positioning of the headband and electrode allow the electrical signal to stimulate the branches of the trigeminal nerve that are associated with migraine headaches.

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Technology, endurance sports merge for triathletes, cyclists

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: Mar 10, 2014 10:25 am

With a passion for testing themselves both mentally and physically, along with relatively deep pockets, triathletes can call on technology to help drive the sport forward.

 

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Training and racing in triathlons is an expensive endeavor, and average income of triathletes is in the neighborhood of $126,000 per year, according to USA Triathlon. It's not uncommon to visit triathlons and see people wearing $750+ wetsuits, riding $5,000+ bikes, and wearing running shoes that cost $125+ per pair.

 

At the very least, many athletes depend on GPS, whether for running, riding or swimming, to help accurately monitor time elapsed, distance, speed, cadence, and other critical information. Using a heart rate monitor also is important, so athletes can easily check to make sure heart rate and breathing levels are appropriate.

 

Visit an organized running event, such as the races hosted by Brazen Racing, it's unlikely to find many athletes without a heart rate monitor and GPS hitting the trails.

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