I was recently interviewed by GP and Medical Educator, Dr Sam Manger, all about the medical treatment of Parkinson’s disease. It is aimed at GPs primarily, but goes through a lot of different aspects of Parkinson’s. I talk about a wide range of aspects of Parkinson’s, from the underlying problem in the brain to surgery… Read More
Botox (botulinum toxin) is used for chronic migraine (more than 15 headache days a month) with very good effectiveness. However, there are very few clinical papers on it, which is surprising given my positive experience with Botox including in vestibular migraine. Only a single study talking about one patient, who got a benefit, was found… Read More
A new study of 131 patients, the vast majority women (105) diagnosed with vestibular migraine ( also known as migraine-associated vertigo, MAV), described the typical symptoms of the condition in this patient group. Over half (57.3%) had migraine headaches before the onset of their dizzy symptoms as well as a family history of migraine (50.8%),… Read More
In a recent article in the Fairfax press, I was discussing the various ways of maintaining brain health through lifestyle changes. These include exercise, diet and brain training. As our population ages, this is becoming increasingly important. A few simple changes could mean a great deal in older age… If you aren’t exercising, “start low… Read More
I recently watched an excellent episode of the Insight program on SBS discussing exercise. It highlighted both the reasons why – good for your heart and your brain, including reducing the risk of dementia (for which there is excellent scientific backing) – as well as the difficulties of doing so – namely good motivation to… Read More
Having injected several hundred individual patients with Botox over the last several years, I thought it was an appropriate time to share my experience, as well as more information about the use of Botox in migraine. I will go through the scientific evidence about whether it works, what is actually done and what it feels… Read More
An interesting video on the brain and its ability to imagine. It is based on the fact that cells that fire together quite together. Imagine that!