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33 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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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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Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Migraines?
Study participants who had sham treatment reported pain relief, too
October 11, 2016
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Cefaly II, a Smaller Migraine Preventing Nerve Stimulator
A new version of the Cefaly migraine therapy device is coming to market. the Cefaly II is a much smaller iteration of the first FDA-approved device intended to help prevent the onset of migraines.
July 19, 2016
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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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Epilepsy patients more likely to experience increased risk of discrimination than general population
In a recent analysis, people with epilepsy were seven-fold more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population. this risk was greater than other chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma and migraines.
September 19, 2016
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Experimental Drug Acts Fast for Chronic Migraine
Begins working within 3 to 7 days, study finds
June 8, 2016
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Female migraine patients have increased cardiovascular disease risk
Women who suffer from migraine headaches have a slightly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in later life. a team of researchers led by Prof. Tobias Kurth, Head of the Institute of Public Health (IPH) at Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin, has now been able to establish the following: female migraine patients have a higher risk of stroke or heart attacks than women without migraine.
June 15, 2016
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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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Ketamine May Treat Migraine, Chronic Pain
Ketamine, typically thought of as an anesthesia medicine or even a club drug, is now generating a lot of interest among pain management specialists as a useful approach to hard-to-treat migraines and chronic pain.
September 28, 2016
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Many children, young adults with migraines appear to have mild vitamin deficiencies
A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 -- a vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body that is used to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance.
June 13, 2016
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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 as a risk marker for stroke, heart attack
A team of researchers has now been able to establish the following: female migraine patients have a higher risk of stroke or heart attacks than women without migraine. Their findings are based on an analysis of data collected as part of the US-based Nurses' Health Study II.
June 14, 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 increases vascular disease risk in women
Women with migraine have a 50% increased risk of major cardiovascular disease, suggests a cohort study of Nurses' Health Study II participants.
June 1, 2016
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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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Migraines may be a vascular disorder
Genomic data provides new insight into this poorly understood disorder.
June 27, 2016
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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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New optogenetic manipulation technique could possibly reduce migraine headaches
Despite decades of research, migraines are often not well controlled with medication. for those prone to this type of debilitating headache, it sometimes seems nothing can stop the pain and the sensitivity to light. But what if light itself was key to their relief?
June 23, 2016
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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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Researchers leverage social media to uncover new data on migraine sensory experiences
Migraine ranks in the top 20 of the world's most disabling medical illnesses, yet is underreported, say researchers. In a new study, researchers leverage social media to yield important insights on migraine associated-smells and hallucinations.
June 9, 2016
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S1P1R variation may cause differential patient responses to fingolimod treatment
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder that results in demyelination of neurons. the FDA-approved drug fingolimod (Gilenya, FTY-720) modulates signaling by the bioactive lipid sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), which is linked to MS pathogenesis. Fingolimod treatment reduces relapse rates and neurologic disability in many individuals with MS; however, the drug is less effective in some patients.
June 16, 2016
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Sales of Zecuity Migraine Skin Patches Halted
Sales of the migraine treatment skin patch Zecuity have been halted after patients reported suffering burns and scars where the patches were applied, Teva Pharmaceutical says.
June 14, 2016
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Scientists discover noninvasive technique to monitor migraines
New UBC research has found that amplified electroencephalograms can produce diagnostic results of a brainwave associated with migraines and epilepsy that are comparable to the current, more invasive, standard -- a discovery that could lead to better treatment and diagnosis of these conditions.
August 31, 2016
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Sound Waves: Rx for High Blood Pressure, Migraine?
Sound therapy balances brain signals, researcher says
September 16, 2016
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Study examines effectiveness of spiritual meditation plus medication intervention for migraines
"Effect of Different Meditation Types on Migraine Headache Medication Use," an article recently published in Behavioral Medicine, examines whether or not, and to what extent, a combination of spiritual meditation and migraine medication affects analgesic medication usage.
September 2, 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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Triggers for migraine attacks determined for individual patients
Migraine is the third commonest disorder in the world and ranks sixth among more than 300 diseases when it comes to the burden it represents. the study compared individual case analyses with the overall analysis for the entire study population. the surprising, but at the same time practical, finding: from the population of 326 patients who kept a detailed diary for 90 days, it was possible to identify possible migraine triggers in 87% of sufferers by performing personalized analyses.
June 7, 2016
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Vitamin Deficiencies and Young Migraine Sufferers
But study couldn't determine if supplements made a difference
June 10, 2016
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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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