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26 Health - Migraine Resources

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Adults with migraines have triple the prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder is much more common among adults who have migraines than those without migraine, according to a new study. Many people with migraines have pain that prevent some daily activities and have problems managing their household responsibilities
March 29, 2017
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Being either overweight or underweight may increase risk of migraines
Most of us have been affected by a painful migraine at one point in our lives, but are body weight and migraines related? a new meta-analysis investigates the link between migraine risk and body mass index.
April 13, 2017
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Body clock gene variations may lead to stress migraines
New research has suggested that financial worries may cause migraines in people who have two specific variations in a gene that regulates our biological clock.
September 4, 2017
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Brain Research Fuels new Migraine Treatments
Migraines are intense, painful, and incredibly common, affecting nearly 960 million people worldwide.
May 2, 2017
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Caloric vestibular stimulation can provide relief for migraine sufferers
The application of gentle cooling and warming currents inside the ear canal can provide relief for migraine sufferers, new research at the University of Kent has helped show.
July 6, 2017
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Cannabinoids could prevent migraine, study finds
Cannabinoids are just as effective as existing drugs for the prevention of migraine. For cluster headache, however, cannabinoids may only benefit patients who have experienced migraine since childhood.
June 28, 2017
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Chronic migraine cases are amplified by jawbone disorder
A new study shows patients with chronic migraine are three times as likely to suffer from severe temporomandibular disorder. Though not a primary cause, the disorder is thought to accentuate and perpetuate sensitivity to pain; therefore, researchers recommend in chronic migraine clinical practice the assessment of the disorder's symptoms.
September 14, 2017
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Chronic migraine severity reduced with investigational drug
Eptinezumab significantly decreases the impact of chronic migraine on daily functioning at weeks 4 through 12 following a single infusion, according to results reported at the 2017 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, held in Boston, MA.
May 8, 2017
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Diet can impact migraines
Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential headache triggers for individuals battling migraines, suggests a new report.
November 1, 2016
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Financial stress is associated with migraine, if you have specific circadian gene variants
People with a specific variation in the CLOCK gene have more migraines under financial stress. This work shows the effect of the genetics of circadian rhythms on migraine.
September 4, 2017
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Five ways to cope with migraine
Migraines are not just your average headaches. They can be debilitating, come unexpectedly, and be accompanied by a varied range of upsetting effects, such as extreme nausea, cognitive impairment, and eyesight disturbances. We have investigated the best ways of dealing with them.
August 25, 2017
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Hormone therapy may benefit migraine sufferers without increased risk of heart disease
New study reviews WHI data to demonstrate lack of association between migraines, cardiovascular disease and hormone therapy; opens door to increased use of hormones to treat migraines
October 11, 2017
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Hormone Therapy May Be OK for Women With Migraines
Heightened risk of stroke not borne out in preliminary study
October 11, 2017
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How to Deal with Migraines at Work
Erika Penzer Kerekes has had migraines for more than 30 years. When she has one, the throbbing pain in her head can make it impossible to do her job. She's a communications manager for a nonprofit in Los Angeles. "I'm usually able to abort the headache soon after I feel it coming on by taking medication and having a cup of coffee. But there have been times when I've had to shut the door to my office, turn off the lights, wrap ice packs around my head, and stretch out on the floor with my feet up the wall until it passes," she says.
January 10, 2017
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Many Migraine Patients Given Unnecessary Opioids
Addictive painkillers should be treatment of last resort, headache expert says
August 25, 2017
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Migraine and Stroke Risk Linked Again
Researchers suggest doctors consider severe headaches a potential risk factor for brain attack
November 15, 2016
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Migraine could be treated with electrical stimulation patch
A wireless patch that uses electrical stimulation to block pain signals to the brain may one day replace drugs for the treatment of migraine, a new study suggests.
March 2, 2017
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Migraine sufferers have more nitrate-reducing microbes in their mouths
The mouths of migraine sufferers harbor significantly more microbes with the ability to modify nitrates than people who do not get migraine headaches, new research has found.
October 18, 2016
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Migraine with aura may raise stroke risk
The risk of stroke could be increased by more than a quarter for people who experience migraine with aura. So concludes a twin study recently published in the journal Brain.
September 28, 2017
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Migraines could be predicted with new stress model
Migraine, one of the most widespread neurological disorders, has proven a difficult beast to tame. The seemingly random occurrence of attacks still thwart prediction. But a new model makes headway toward forecasting when a painful headache might next occur.
July 12, 2017
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Minimally invasive treatment can safely relieve pain in children with severe migraine
A minimally invasive treatment for migraine headaches used for adults is also proving to be a safe and effective treatment for children and teenagers, and only takes minutes for a child to feel relief, according to new research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting last week.
March 13, 2017
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Non-Opioid May Help Ease Migraine
Alternative treatment yielded better results in emergency room patients
June 19, 2017
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Powerful defenders of the brain discovered, with big implications for disease and injury
A rare and potent type of immune cell has been discovered around the brain, suggesting the cells may play a critical role in battling Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and other diseases. by harnessing the cells' power, doctors may be able to develop new treatments for disease, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries -- even migraines.
December 19, 2016
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Study Questions Migraine Meds in Kids, Teens
Researchers found sugar pill worked as well as commonly prescribed drugs
October 27, 2016
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Study: Ovarian hormone changes may trigger headache in adolescent girls with migraine
Changes in female hormones may trigger headaches in adolescent girls, but their effect may depend on age and their stage of pubertal development, according to a new study from researchers at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
May 8, 2017
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Wireless Arm Patch May Blunt Migraine Pain
A wireless arm patch may be a promising new treatment for migraine headaches, researchers report.
March 1, 2017
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