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.


Emotional Abuse During Childhood Linked to Adult Migraine Risk

March 2, 2016

WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Adults who suffered emotional abuse as children may have an increased risk of migraines, but such a link wasn’t seen with physical or sexual abuse, researchers are reporting.
“Emotional abuse showed the strongest link to increased risk of migraine,” study author Dr. Gretchen Tietjen, from the University of […]


Do Genes Link Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

February 23, 2016

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Genetic links may exist between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and migraine and tension-type headaches, researchers report.
“Since headache and irritable bowel syndrome are such common conditions, and causes for both are unknown, discovering a possible link that could shed light on shared genetics of the conditions is encouraging,” study […]


People Who Get Migraines With Auras May Have a Higher Stroke Risk

February 18, 2016

Migraine sufferers may face an increased risk of stroke if they suffer from visual symptoms called auras or if they take the female hormone estrogen.


Your Migraines Might Get Worse as You Approach Menopause

January 25, 2016

For women who suffer migraines, the frequency of these debilitating headaches seems to increase as they approach menopause, a new study finds.


Marijuana May Help Treat, Prevent Migraines, Study Says

January 15, 2016

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Marijuana may give relief to migraine sufferers, a new study suggests.
The research included 121 people diagnosed with migraines and treated with medical marijuana between January 2010 and September 2014. Overall, the patients’ number of migraines fell from just over 10 to less than five per month, which is […]


Asthma Linked to Chronic Migraines in Some People

December 11, 2015

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with asthma may be more than twice as likely to develop chronic migraines as those without breathing troubles, a new study suggests.
The research included about 4,500 Americans. At the start of the study in 2008, the study volunteers had fewer than 15 migraines a month. One year […]


Sleepwalkers Feel No Pain When Injured: Study

November 6, 2015

FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some sleepwalkers don’t feel pain when they suffer an injury — even a severe one — during a sleepwalking episode, a new study finds.
But sleepwalkers are at increased risk for headaches and migraines when they’re awake, the researchers added.
The researchers assessed 100 sleepwalkers and a control group of […]


Blood Test Might One Day Help Spot Migraines

September 9, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report that measuring levels of certain fats in the bloodstream might one day help spot women at high risk for migraines.
“While more research is needed to confirm these initial findings, the possibility of discovering a new biomarker for migraine is exciting,” wrote study author Dr. B. Lee […]



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