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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.


Season’s Change Can Bring on Cluster Headaches

June 27, 2014

FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 1 million Americans face the threat of cluster headaches since summer officially arrived, an expert says.
That’s because people’s biological rhythms are linked with the Earth’s rotation, according to Dr. Brian Grosberg, director of the Montefiore Headache Center in New York City.
Cluster headaches occur close together and often [...]


Chronic Migraines Affect the Whole Family

June 26, 2014

By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When a spouse, partner or parent has chronic migraines, the whole family suffers, a new study found.
The research discovered that most chronic migraine sufferers report that their severe headaches have a big impact on family relationships, activities and sexual intimacy.
The results were [...]


Migraines May Worsen During Menopause

June 24, 2014

New research confirms what women with migraine headaches have told their doctors for years: migraine attacks seem to get worse in the years before and during menopause.


Head Injuries Tied to Higher Migraine Risk for Veterans

June 19, 2014

THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who suffered brain injuries are at a much higher risk for headaches, especially migraines, a new study finds.
Deployment-linked traumatic brain injury “is associated with a strong and highly significant increase in frequency and intensity of headache, the majority of which [...]


Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of ‘Silent Strokes’

May 15, 2014

THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people who have migraines may be twice as likely to have “silent strokes,” according to a new study.
Silent strokes are symptomless brain injuries caused by a blood clot that disrupts blood flow to the brain. Researchers cautioned that these brain injuries are a risk factor for [...]


New Drugs Created Specifically to Prevent Migraines Show Promise

April 23, 2014

Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks a month, according to preliminary findings from a pair of clinical trials.


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.



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