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Noninvasive Devices May Help Migraines, FDA Says

September 22, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two new prescription devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may provide some relief for people with migraine headaches who don’t tolerate migraine medications well, according to a new study.
One device — the Cefaly — is designed to prevent migraines, while the other device — […]

Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson’s Risk Later?

September 17, 2014

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Migraines in midlife may be associated with increased odds of developing Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders in later years, new research suggests.
The study, which did not prove a cause-and-effect link between the two brain-based conditions, also suggested that the migraine-Parkinson’s association was stronger in […]

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery May Ease Migraines, Small Study Says

August 22, 2014

Cosmetic eyelid surgery involving specific nerves may do more than improve your looks — the procedure may also provide migraine relief for some, according to new research.

Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

August 19, 2014

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Lupus and other rheumatic diseases can cause neurological symptoms such as headaches and seizures, which can delay a correct diagnosis for months, a new report says.
Treatments for rheumatic diseases can also cause these types of symptoms, according to neurologists at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. […]

Surgery Doubted as a Migraine Reliever

June 27, 2014

Migraine surgery is increasingly touted as a potential “cure” for the debilitating headaches, but researchers say the evidence just isn’t there to support those claims.

Season’s Change Can Bring on Cluster Headaches

June 27, 2014

FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 1 million Americans face the threat of cluster headaches since summer officially arrived, an expert says.
That’s because people’s biological rhythms are linked with the Earth’s rotation, according to Dr. Brian Grosberg, director of the Montefiore Headache Center in New York City.
Cluster headaches occur close together and often […]

Chronic Migraines Affect the Whole Family

June 26, 2014

By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When a spouse, partner or parent has chronic migraines, the whole family suffers, a new study found.
The research discovered that most chronic migraine sufferers report that their severe headaches have a big impact on family relationships, activities and sexual intimacy.
The results were […]

Migraines May Worsen During Menopause

June 24, 2014

New research confirms what women with migraine headaches have told their doctors for years: migraine attacks seem to get worse in the years before and during menopause.

Head Injuries Tied to Higher Migraine Risk for Veterans

June 19, 2014

THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who suffered brain injuries are at a much higher risk for headaches, especially migraines, a new study finds.
Deployment-linked traumatic brain injury “is associated with a strong and highly significant increase in frequency and intensity of headache, the majority of which […]

Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of ‘Silent Strokes’

May 15, 2014

THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people who have migraines may be twice as likely to have “silent strokes,” according to a new study.
Silent strokes are symptomless brain injuries caused by a blood clot that disrupts blood flow to the brain. Researchers cautioned that these brain injuries are a risk factor for […]


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