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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 […]

Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

July 30, 2015

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older smokers who experience migraines appear to be at increased risk of stroke, a new study suggests.
The study included nearly 1,300 people, average age 68, who suffered migraine headaches with and without aura. Migraine with aura is a migraine that’s preceded or accompanied by visual effects such as […]

Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as Adult

July 3, 2015

FRIDAY, July 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Experiencing a traumatic event during childhood may raise the risk for migraines as an adult, new Canadian research suggests.
“We found the more types of violence the individual had been exposed to during their childhood, the greater the odds of migraine,” study author Sarah Brennenstuhl, from the University of […]

Migraine’s Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic

July 2, 2015

THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who have migraines have a greater risk for heart disease, but their genes may not be to blame for the connection, new research suggests.
Scientists looked at two large studies that pinpointed genetic variations that can increase the risk for migraine and heart disease. The first study included […]

Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends

June 25, 2015

By Valerie DeBenedetteHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Migraine surgery may be an effective choice for teens who haven’t gotten relief from standard treatment, a small study suggests.
In the study, researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland reviewed the medical records of 14 patients, with an average age of […]

New Drugs Might Prevent Migraines Before They Start

June 19, 2015

Competing teams of researchers are closing in on a new class of drugs that can prevent chronic migraines by interrupting the chain of events thought to create the headaches.


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