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Headaches News
December 8, 2019

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Review: Biofeedback Could Help Treat a Number of Conditions

A literature review by Veterans Affairs researchers highlights the usefulness of biofeedback for headache and incontinence treatment, and stroke recovery. There was less evidence for its role in ... read more

1-2 Caffeinated Drinks Not Linked With Higher Risk of Migraines; 3+ May Trigger Them

Researchers have evaluated the role of caffeinated beverages as a potential trigger of ... read more

Novel Therapy for Acute Migraine Shows Promise in Phase 3 Clinical Trial

A drug belonging to a new generation of acute migraine headache treatments was found to eliminate pain and reduce bothersome symptoms for people with migraine in a large-scale trial. The drug, ... read more

For Migraine Sufferers With Obesity, Losing Weight Can Decrease Headaches

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers ... read more
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Guidelines for Treatment of Migraine in Children and Teens

For children and teens with migraine, the pain and symptoms that accompany migraine attacks can be debilitating, resulting in missed school days, absence from social or sporting events, and affected ... read more

New Data Indicate Rise in Opioid Use for Migraine Treatment

An increasing number of Americans are using opioids to treat their migraine headaches, despite the fact that opioids are not the recommended first-line therapy for migraine in most ... read more

Early Puberty in Girls May Be 'Big Bang Theory' for Migraine

Adolescent girls who reach puberty at an earlier age may also have a greater chance of developing migraine headaches, according to new ... read more

Botulinum Toxin Reduces Chronic Migraine Attacks, Compared to Placebo

A growing body of evidence supports the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections in reducing the frequency of chronic migraine headaches, concludes an updated review and ... read more

Alcoholic Beverages Are Frequently Considered Migraine Triggers

A study of 2,197 patients who experience migraines, alcoholic beverages were reported as a trigger by 35.6 percent of ... read more

Discovery of Novel Mechanisms That Cause Migraines

Researchers have demonstrated a new mechanism related to the onset of migraine. In fact, they found how a mutation, causes dysfunction in a protein which inhibits neuronal electrical activity, ... read more

Functional Nasal Surgery Relieves Chronic Headache for Some Patients

Nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients, reports a new ... read more

Migraines That Affect Vision May Increase Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

People who experience migraine with visual aura may have an increased risk of an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, according to a new ... read more

Gene Variants Raise Risk of Migraines in African-American Children

Researchers have discovered common gene variants associated with migraines in African-American children. The research adds to knowledge of genetic influences on childhood migraine and may lead to ... read more

Migraine Can Be Treated Without Medicine, Pilot Study Finds

Some migraine patients can cut down on medication or stop using it completely by using a newly developed inhaler which changes the composition of the air we breathe, according to results of a recent ... read more

Speeding Progress in Migraine Requires Unraveling Sex Differences

To decrease the substantial health and economic burden of migraine on individuals and society, researchers need to examine and address how the disease differs between women and ... read more

Why Do Women Get More Migraines?

Differing levels of sex hormones, especially estrogens, may explain why many more women than men suffer from migraines. A study provides evidence that these hormones affect cell mechanisms that ... read more

Study Reveals Privacy Issues in Smartphone Headache Apps

Many commercial smartphone apps have been developed to help people track their headache pain. New research finds that such apps often share information with third parties, posing privacy ... read more

Your Brain With a Migraine: Effect of Electric Currents

When migraine sufferers see the tell-tale squiggly lines, light flashes and blind spots of a migraine aura, they prepare for a migraine. When researchers see the brain image of an aura, they try to ... read more

New Light on Genetic Foundation of Migraines

The nauseating, often debilitating, headaches affect 15-20 percent of adults in developed countries, yet they remain stubbornly hard to explain. Scientists know that migraines tend to run in families ... read more

The Headache of Adapting to the Cold, Literally

A common genetic variant implicated in migraine headaches may have proliferated because it helped early humans adapt to cold weather in northern ... read more

86 Million Workdays Lost to Migraine in the UK Every Year

Migraine costs the UK economy £8.8 billion per year in lost productivity, a new report reveals. The equivalent of 86 million workdays are lost to migraine each year and close to £1 billion is spent ... read more

Potential Source of Gender Differences in Migraines

Findings from a new study conducted in rats reveal that females may be more susceptible to migraines and less responsive to treatment because of the way fluctuations in the hormone estrogen affect ... read more

Man Develops Severe 'Thunderclap' Headaches After Eating World's Hottest Chili Pepper

Taking part in a hot chili pepper eating contest might have some unexpected consequences, highlight doctors in a recent case ... read more

Noninvasive Stimulation Device Can Help Prevent Migraine Attacks

A migraine is much more than just a bad headache. Migraine symptoms, which can be debilitating for many people, are the sixth leading cause of disability, according to the World Health ... read more

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