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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.

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.



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