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Study Rates Migraine Medications

January 20, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The best medications to use if you suffer migraine headaches are listed in a new study.
Researchers reviewed recent scientific literature and concluded that a number of classes of drugs were effective for treating acute migraine.
These include triptans, dihydroergotamine (DHE) and many NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that include aspirin, […]


Abuse in Childhood Tied to Migraines in Adulthood

December 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adults who experienced childhood abuse or neglect have a higher risk of migraine headaches, suggests a study published online Dec. 24 in the journal Neurology.
“Childhood maltreatment can have long-lasting effects, like associated medical and psychological conditions including migraine in adulthood,” study author Dawn Buse, director of behavioral medicine […]


Expert Offers Tips for Preventing Holiday Migraines

December 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The holidays can be a challenge for people who suffer migraines, which can be set off by certain foods and drinks.
“This is the season in which many people overindulge in things that can trigger attacks of migraine,” Dr. David Dodick, chair of the American Migraine Foundation, said in […]


Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell’s Palsy, Study Suggests

December 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who experience migraine headaches may be at heightened risk for the form of facial paralysis known as Bell’s palsy, a new study finds.
According to background information in the study, between 11 and 40 people per 100,000 develop Bell’s palsy each year. Most of them recover completely.
Reporting in […]


No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says

December 12, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A large, new study should reassure the millions of American women who have migraine: The debilitating headaches don’t raise the risk for breast cancer.
“There is no association between migraine and breast cancer risk,” said lead researcher Rulla Tamimi, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard […]


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.




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