Migraine – Symptoms & Causes

A migraine is a severe headache that typically includes intense, pulsating or throbbing pain on one side of the head.


– Intense pulsing or throbbing pain on one side of the head

– Aura: A migraine is often preceded by sensory warning signs known as an aura. These signs may include flashes of light, blind spots, tingling sensations on one side of the body, and numbness in parts of the face.

– A sudden change in activity level, such as going from lying down to standing up too quickly or looking at a computer screen for hours without a break can also bring on a migraine

There are many different types of natural remedies that could help alleviate the pain that migraines cause. Some people have tried using ginger, peppermint or lavender oil to help relieve the pain. There are also herbal remedies that can be found in your local health food store. If you’re not able to find relief with these remedies, there are also prescription medications that could help alleviate the migraine.

Migraine is amongst the most common of all neurological disorders. This has been a matter of concern for a number of clinicians and clinicians.

It is a condition whereby a person experiences recurrent, intense headache attacks along with other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound. These attacks can be recurrent or may occur sporadically. A migraine attack usually lasts from four to 72 hours and the frequency of attacks varies from once every few months to once every day.

During the course of an attack, certain triggers such as stress, fatigue, food additives like monosodium glutamate (MSG), lack of sleep etc., can worsen the symptoms. A migraine is considered serious if it causes some disability or if some other co-morbid condition exists.

This is a compilation of foods that have been reported to trigger migraines.

A migraine (ημικρανίες in Greek) is a severe type of headache, which can be moderate or severe. A migraine can be brought on by a number of things, including stress and fatigue. The most common cause of a migraine is food sensitivity, with some people reporting their migraines being triggered by specific foods.

The following section provides a list of the most common foods that have been reported to trigger migraines:


-Aged cheese



-Carbonated drinks

-Coffee, including decaffeinated coffee

-Dairy products such as cream and milk, butter and yogurt.


Sailing the Mediterranean

This a Sailing the Mediterranean article found on a Bareboat Charter Greece company’s web site (Sun Yachting Greece blog) which caught my attention. I hope you like it.

Sailing the Mediterranean

The go-to destination and the ideal option for sailing the Mediterranean is Ionian Sea in Greece, since it offers attractive weather and easy sailing. The perfect trip could be starting from Corfu Marina or starting from Athens and exploring the Saronic Gulf. Cyclades (between the Greek mainland and the Turkish coast) offer sport sailing conditions than Ionian islands and picture-postcard harbors and villages, excellent seafood and sparkling blue water.

How is the weather in Mediterranean

How is the weather in Mediterranean

If you ask you will mostly hear two opinions: there isn’t enough wind or there is too much wind. The truth is that during high summer, the Meltemi can blow hard for several days at a time in the Aegean, making for some sporty sailing around the Cyclades and Sporades. However at most sailing Greece is a lifetime experience.

Sailing Greece

Sailing Greece

Whether you are an experienced and qualified sailor or you do not have enough experience and you feel like you need some support, there is no reason to worry! All our yachts are offered as well for skippered charters. Our team of experienced skippers will be happy to make your trip an amazing experience! Our skipper will show you the best bays where you can access only by yacht. You can always discuss with him the places you wish to visit and he will be happy to suggest you itineraries that fit your interests.

Antiparos Accommodation

Antiparos accommodationOn the contrary of its small size, the island of Antiparos is very famous among visitors due to the natural beauties and the archaeological sightseeing. The amazing landscape, the beaches with the turquoise crystal clear waters, the traditional picturesque villages and the impressive sea caves “compose” the scenery of an earthly paradise in the Aegean Sea.

Regarding its beaches, there is a good number of small and picturesque coasts. One of the main places of interest on Antiparos is its famous cave, dating from ancient years. This cave keeps its stalactites and stalagmites, although during the war that took place from 1700 to 1774, Russian soldiers cut many of them in order to keep them as souvenirs, the same as the Italian soldiers during the 2nd World War. The cave also has some inscriptions, among which some names that can still be discerned.

The natural beauty of the island along with its beautiful beaches, picturesque streets, whitewashed houses and traditional character will make you visit Antiparos again and again!

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Article source: Antiparos Accommodation

Are baby teeth really that important to my child?

Primary, or “baby,” teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.

What should I do if my child has a toothache?

First, rinse the irritated area with warm salt water and place a cold compress on the face if it is swollen. Give the child acetaminophen for any pain, rather than placing aspirin on the teeth or gums. Finally, see a dentist as soon as possible.

What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.

Open adoption records | Adoption records

Allthough at first sight the issue of children’s access to adoption records appears both narrow and arguably clear in international law, it is an issue which raises fundamental questions.     When a child is adopted in USA, the adoptee’s original birth certificate and the records from the adoption proceedings are placed under seal. Almost every state has enacted legislation to permanently seal these records. Access by children to records of adoption is pe is perceived as opening ‘Pandora’s Box’, risking traumas between the adopted child and the adoptive and birth parents. Moreover even adult adoptess do not have right to access their birth records.

boohoo.com valued at 560 million pounds in London listing

British online fashion retailer boohoo.com will list on London’s AIM market next week with a market capitalization of 560 million pounds ($936 million) after tapping into current investor appetite for internet retail stocks.

The Manchester, northern England, based firm, majority owned by its founders, the Kamani family, said on Friday it had placed 600 million shares at 50 pence, raising 300 million pounds and giving the implied market value for the company.

Boohoo’s larger rival, ASOS, also listed on London’s junior market AIM, has a market capitalization of 5.6 billion pounds – a value that would place it in the FTSE 100 index were it to shift to the main stock market.

About 55 percent of boohoo’s enlarged issued share capital would be freely tradable post flotation.

Boohoo designs, sources, markets and sells own brand clothing, shoes and accessories through its website to a core market of 16-24 year-old consumers in the UK and globally.

Its sales rose 70 percent to 91.9 million pounds in the 10 months to December 2013, while adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) grew 188 percent to 10.1 million pounds.

Of the placing proceeds 240 million pounds will be used to repay convertible loan notes held by the company’s existing shareholders, while 50 million pounds will be used to accelerate the firm’s expansion and enhance working capital.

Following the listing the Kamanis’ holding will fall from 82 percent to 38.5 percent, with joint chief executive Mahmud Kamani owning 24.5 percent.

His fellow joint CEO Carol Kane will see her holding reduce to 4.6 percent from 9.8 percent.

Trading in boohoo shares will start on March 14.

Its float follows last month’s listing of AO World, the online domestic appliances retailer, which saw a surge in its share price above its offer level on debut.

Several other British retailers are seeking listings on the back of the country’s gradually improving economy.

Convenience store McColl’s has already listed, while Poundland and Pets at Home have set price ranges.

Fat Face, B&M and House of Fraser are amongst other store groups expected to come to market.

Last month boohoo bolstered its board, recruiting Peter Williams, a former non-executive director of ASOS, to become its non-executive chairman.

Mykonos – The Greek Elegant, Stylish and Simply Awesome Island


Mykonos is definitely Greece’s answer to Ibiza, but much more cosy and possibly a bit more expensive. In Mykonos you will find the Greek celebrities spending their summer holiday. Greek singer and entertainer Sakis Rouvas is often seen in Mykonos, parts of the Greek national football team as well as singer Nikos Vertis spends their time here. So if you don’t mind to rub shoulders with the rich and famous, do not miss Mykonos.

The island has also become a playground for homosexuals – Mykonos welcomes everybody with open arms.

You can easily travel to Mykonos by plane from Athens or by boat from Piraeus or Rafina. If you choose to travel at the beginning or the end of summer, you will find many excellent and affordable package deals that include your flight and hotel. But Mykonos is best enjoyed during July-August, that’s when the island vibrates with expectation.

Mykonos is a typical postcard island with small whitewashed houses with their blue doors, and traditional Cycladic windmills. Tourism is the main source of income on the island, when the last guests leave the island in the autumn, Mykonos falls into a beauty sleep until the spring. There are many great beaches on the island and the local buses can easily get there, if you wish to explore the island on your own, you can rent a car or a scooter.

There are countless of boats that take you around the island and to the neighboring islands, something you should not miss.

The island is a popular stop for island-hoppers and Mykonos is best suited for those who like to party, and not travelling on a very tight budget.

There are plenty of shops in Mykonos town. Perhaps you find something really nice for yourself or for a gift.

San Giorgio Mykonos

At San Giorgio, everything is about ease and enjoyment and guests are encouraged to store or spend energy as they please. The hotel is designed to encourage interaction and yet giving those who are looking for a more private atmosphere the refuge to relax and recreate. The idea is to bring like-minded, creative individuals together to unwind and connect with self and nature in an effortless, laid-back atmosphere.

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San Giorgio Mykonos Photos

Source: Mykonos Travel Guide

What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is a foot and ankle specialty that provides, diagnosis and treatment of patients with foot and lower limb injuries.

The areas that we cover are biomechanical and gait assessment, podiatric sports medicine, paediatric podiatry and management of hypermobility syndrome

We are a group of HPC Registered Podiatrists who assess and treat the lower limb for biomechanical deformities and musculoskeletal injuries. By looking at the way certain joints and muscles function the Podiatrists are able to determine if the way you are walking may be contributing to a current injury or problem. All patients are assessed with slow motion video gait analysis by the Podiatrist to visualise their individual gait pattern.

Article source: What is Podiatry


Firostefani Santorini

The following is from Firostefani Santorini

Firostefani lies to the north of Fira and there is little that separates it from it considerable larger neighbour. As with Fira the views from this part of Santorini are spectacular but the town are higher up so offer a different perspective of the volcano.

And of course one can enjoy the magnificent sight of  Fira itself. It is a superb place to enjoy the sunset in the evening.

The village has restaurants from which one can also observe the sunset in its full glory.

Between the village of Firostefani and  Imerovigli lies the Agios Nikolas Monastry. The largeish building with its typically Cycladic rounded edges is open 8-12.30 and 16:00-19:00. Depending where you are inside you can look to the east side of the island or to the volcano and beyond.

As with Fira, Firostefani contain a number of hotels. Both are picturesque and have a nice blend of cream and white variations in the colouring of the houses. Away from the cliff side view Firostefani has a less stunning part as well. There are a few shops.