In a surprising twist on how stress may affect migraine risk, new research suggests that patients who are able to lower their stress levels may end up inadvertently boosting their immediate risk for a migraine attack.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first device aimed at preventing migraines. The device, called Cefaly, is a headband-like device that runs on a battery and sits across the forehead and over the ears, the FDA said in a statement.
German researchers have confirmed what many people have suspected all along—that stress can lead to headaches. Their study found that people who reported headaches had more stress compared to those who never reported headaches.
By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study of migraine sufferers suggests that what you’re told when your doctor prescribes medication can influence your body’s response to it.
Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston compared the effects of a common migraine drug and [...]
THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) — The holidays can challenge the estimated 30 million migraine sufferers in the United States as they try to deal with crowds, travel delays, stress and other potential headache triggers.
Even if you don’t get the debilitating headaches, there’s a good chance you have loved ones who do. Nearly one [...]
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A specific type of therapy helps reduce the number of migraines and migraine-related disabilities in children and teens, according to a new study.
The findings provide strong evidence for the use of “cognitive behavioral therapy” — which includes training in coping with pain — in managing chronic migraines in [...]
SUNDAY, Dec. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first device aimed at easing the pain of migraines preceded by aura — sensory disturbances that occur just before an attack.
About a third of migraine sufferers experience auras.
The Cerena Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator would be obtained through prescription, the FDA [...]
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Allergies and hay fever may increase the number and severity of migraine headaches, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed data from nearly 6,000 migraine sufferers who filled out a questionnaire in 2008 as part of the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study. Two-thirds of the respondents said they [...]
Prescription pain medications should not be the first treatment for migraines. And doctors shouldn’t routinely order brain scans for patients with these debilitating headaches, according to new guidelines.