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Could Reducing Stress Actually Bring On a Migraine?

April 2, 2014

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.

Unneeded Brain Scans for Headaches Cost $1 Billion Per Year

March 17, 2014

Since most headaches are benign, guidelines have recommended against routine MRIs or CT scans. Yet doctors frequently order these expensive scans anyway, the researchers say.

FDA Approves Headband-Like Device to Prevent Migraines

March 12, 2014

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.

More Stress Equals More Headaches, Study Says

February 20, 2014

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.

Power of Suggestion Revealed in Study of Migraine Drug

January 8, 2014

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 [...]

Don’t Let Migraines Ruin Your Holidays

December 26, 2013

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 [...]

Behavioral Therapy Might Ease Kids’ Migraine Symptoms

December 24, 2013

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 [...]

FDA Approves New Magnet Device to Treat Migraines

December 15, 2013

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 [...]

Nasal Allergies, Hay Fever Tied to More Migraines in Study

November 26, 2013

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 [...]

What Not to Do for Migraines

November 21, 2013

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.


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