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Chronic Migraines Take Big Toll on Families, Survey Finds

April 22, 2015

By Anita FlanaganHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When one family member has chronic migraine, the family as a whole can suffer, too, a new study finds.
Between 3 million and 7 million Americans suffer chronic migraines — defined as having the debilitating headaches 15 or more days a month, the researchers said.
The goal […]

Migraines Often Undiagnosed, Doctor Says

April 17, 2015

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — If you don’t know whether or not your headache is just a headache, or if it’s actually a migraine, you may be missing out on effective treatments, suggests an expert at the American Migraine Foundation.
“Migraine is not just a headache, but a neurological disorder that has a wide […]

Migraine Drug May Up Risk of Eating Disorders in Some Teens

April 9, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new report has linked a migraine medication to increased odds of eating disorders in some teens.
The drug in question is called topiramate (Topamax). It’s an established migraine drug for adults that was just approved for use in teens in 2014. Appetite reduction and […]

Could Your Child Have Migraines?

March 16, 2015

MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Determining if your child has migraine headaches may be difficult because the symptoms aren’t always obvious, experts say.
A child who complains about severe headaches should be seen by a doctor, but there are other symptoms that parents may not associate with migraine, according to the American Migraine Foundation. […]

Nerve Treatment Via Nose Shows Promise Against Migraines

March 1, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A procedure that delivers the anesthetic lidocaine (Xylocaine) directly to nerves in the back of the nasal cavity appears to offer significant relief to migraine sufferers, preliminary research indicates.
Early findings suggest that a single outpatient treatment can reduce migraine pain levels by about 35 percent […]

Kids Can Get Migraines Too

February 17, 2015

TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Migraines aren’t just a problem for adults — about 6 percent of children and more than one-quarter of teens aged 15 to 17 have migraines, according to the American Migraine Foundation (AMF).
“There are many things that can be done if your child suffers from migraine, or if you […]

Study Rates Migraine Medications

January 20, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The best medications to use if you suffer migraine headaches are listed in a new study.
Researchers reviewed recent scientific literature and concluded that a number of classes of drugs were effective for treating acute migraine.
These include triptans, dihydroergotamine (DHE) and many NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that include aspirin, […]

Abuse in Childhood Tied to Migraines in Adulthood

December 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adults who experienced childhood abuse or neglect have a higher risk of migraine headaches, suggests a study published online Dec. 24 in the journal Neurology.
“Childhood maltreatment can have long-lasting effects, like associated medical and psychological conditions including migraine in adulthood,” study author Dawn Buse, director of behavioral medicine […]

Expert Offers Tips for Preventing Holiday Migraines

December 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The holidays can be a challenge for people who suffer migraines, which can be set off by certain foods and drinks.
“This is the season in which many people overindulge in things that can trigger attacks of migraine,” Dr. David Dodick, chair of the American Migraine Foundation, said in […]

Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell’s Palsy, Study Suggests

December 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who experience migraine headaches may be at heightened risk for the form of facial paralysis known as Bell’s palsy, a new study finds.
According to background information in the study, between 11 and 40 people per 100,000 develop Bell’s palsy each year. Most of them recover completely.
Reporting in […]


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