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Automatically extracting actionable knowledge from on line social media has attracted a growing interest from both academia and the industry. However, little clarity exists in relation to what actionable knowledge is, whether it can be measured and where it is more likely to be found. This paper makes an attempt at answering the above questions by gaining a(More)
In a multicentric, open, preliminary trial, we evaluated the use of ginkgolide B, a herbal constituent extract from Ginkgo biloba tree leaves, in the prophylactic treatment of migraine with aura (MA). Fifty women suffering from migraine with typical aura, or migraine aura without headache, diagnosed according to International Headache Society criteria,(More)
As short free text user-generated reviews become ubiquitous on the social web, opportunities emerge for new approaches to recommender systems that can harness users " reviews in open text form. In this paper we present a first experiment towards the development of a hybrid recommender system which calculates users " similarity based on the content of users(More)
Acupuncture has been used to both prevent and treat diseases for over 3,000 years. Recently, a Cochrane review on its use in migraine concluded that acupuncture is effective and should be considered as a prophylactic measure for patients with frequent or insufficiently controlled migraine attacks. In contrast, there is no clear evidence to support or refute(More)
The use of oral contraceptives (OCs) confers an increased risk for ischaemic stroke (IS). This risk slightly decreases, but remains significant, if low-dose formulations are used, particularly if other risk factors, such as hypertension or smoking, are associated. Some inherited prothrombotic conditions (e.g., Factor V Leiden, G20210A prothrombin or(More)
Acupuncture has a long tradition of use for the treatment of many pain conditions, including headache. Its effectiveness has been studied mainly for primary headaches, particularly for migraine and tension-type headache (TTH). Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has two diagnostic frameworks for headaches: meridian diagnoses, based on the location of the(More)
Most epidemiological studies demonstrate that women suffering from migraine note significant improvement of their headaches during pregnancy. It is generally supposed, by both headache specialists and gynaecologists, that migraine does not involve any risk to the mother or the foetus. Specific investigations of the medical complications of pregnancy in(More)
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