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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.


High School Football Players May Be at Doubled Risk of Migraine

June 18, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High school football players appear to be twice as likely to have migraines as the average person, which may be due to head injuries and concussions the athletes endure during play, two small new studies suggest.
The first study found that one-third of a group of […]


Most Children With Migraines Don’t Get Proven Treatments: Study

June 17, 2015

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Despite the availability of medications proven to ease migraines in children, most kids seeking care for severe headaches are not given these drugs, a new study suggests.
Using data from electronic health records to analyze care given to nearly 40,000 American children aged 6 to 17, […]


Many Migraine Sufferers Given Narcotic Painkillers, Barbiturates

June 17, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many people with migraines, including children, get ineffective and potentially addictive drugs for their pain, two new studies suggest.
In one, researchers found that more than half of adults with migraines had been prescribed a narcotic painkiller, such as OxyContin and Vicodin. A similar number had […]


Pregnancy Often Leads to Changes in Migraines

June 5, 2015

FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who suffer from migraines may notice changes in their headache patterns when they’re pregnant, experts say.
For example, many women will have fewer migraines during pregnancy.
“If you suffer from migraine, there’s a good chance your migraine attacks will improve during pregnancy,” Dr. David Dodick, chair of the American […]


Chronic Migraines Take Big Toll on Families, Survey Finds

April 22, 2015

By Anita FlanaganHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When one family member has chronic migraine, the family as a whole can suffer, too, a new study finds.
Between 3 million and 7 million Americans suffer chronic migraines — defined as having the debilitating headaches 15 or more days a month, the researchers said.
The goal […]



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