Homing In on the Genetics of Migraine

June 26, 2016

SUNDAY, June 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — An international team of scientists has identified dozens of new genetic variants associated with migraine headaches.
The researchers say their findings could lead to new treatments.
Most of the variants are in or close to genes involved in circulatory system regulation. This supports the theory that abnormal blood vessel function […]


Young People With Chronic Migraines May Lack Vitamin D

June 13, 2016

Many young people who suffer from migraines have vitamin deficiencies, new research finds.


Experimental Drug Acts Fast Against Chronic Migraine

June 9, 2016

An experimental drug may bring fast relief to people with debilitating chronic migraines, a new study finds.


Exploring the Link Between Estrogen and Migraines

June 1, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Researchers are getting a better understanding of the link between estrogen levels and migraine headaches in women.
A new study finds that for women who get these intense headaches, levels of the hormone estrogen drop more rapidly in the days before menstruation than in women without the headaches.
“These results […]


Women With Migraines May Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

June 1, 2016

Women who suffer from migraine headaches may have a slightly increased risk of heart disease or stroke, a new study suggests.


Migraines Take Toll on Spouse

May 31, 2016

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If you suffer from migraines, your spouse probably suffers, too.
That’s the conclusion of researchers who surveyed more than 4,000 people with the debilitating headaches and their spouses/domestic partners.
“This study highlights the significant burden that migraine can have on a wide range of family activities, parenting responsibilities, spousal relationships […]


This Color Light Could Help Ease Migraines, According to New Study

May 17, 2016

A new study sheds light—literally—on a potential means of easing migraine pain.


Giving the ‘Green Light’ to Migraine Relief

May 17, 2016

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new study sheds light — literally — on a potential means of easing migraine pain.
Researchers in Boston exposed 69 migraine patients to different colors of light. They found that while blue light exacerbated headache pain, a narrow spectrum of low-intensity green light significantly reduced light sensitivity.
In some […]


Chronic Migraines? New Guidelines Say Botox Really Does Help

April 19, 2016

Botox is a safe and effective treatment for chronic migraine and three other neurological disorders, an updated guideline from the American Academy of Neurology says.


Severe Migraines May Hint at Higher Risk of Pregnancy, Childbirth Problems

March 14, 2016

Severe migraines are associated with an increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth, especially among older women, new research suggests.



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