Aimovig, designed for long-term migraine prevention, will now go on sale after receiving approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug is the first of its kind, and it could soon mean the end of chronic migraines.
Medicine May 18, 2018
A man with eye cancer was misdiagnosed as having a migraine. Due to the misdiagnosis, he had to have his right eye and a part of his face removed. The man had a lump next to his eye that went unnoticed before it was too late.
Medicine May 7, 2018
Researchers found that a variant of the gene TRPM8 may have propagated to the modern-day population because it was significant to early humans in adapting a colder climate. Hence, more people living in higher altitudes at present continued to carry the trait.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 5, 2018
A new, more effective migraine drug may be on the way. It’s called erenumab, and in a series of tests, it cut down the frequency of headaches among migraine sufferers by half.
Medicine April 18, 2018
A teenager from Michigan passed away after being initially diagnosed with a sinus infection. In a rare form of the infection, it penetrated the bone and entered the blood vessels, leading to blood clots that cut off the brain's oxygen supply.
Medicine March 15, 2018
A mother of five lost her life in 2015 after her TB meningitis was misdiagnosed with a migraine. According to her husband, she could have been saved had proper diagnosis procedures been followed.
Medicine February 11, 2018
Researchers tested a new drug called Erenumab on nearly 1,000 migraine sufferers and found that it was very effective at reducing migraines. They said the new drug managed to cut the number of migraine attacks in half.
Medicine November 30, 2017
Nitrates transformed into nitrites in patients suffering from migraines could be one of the causes of the severe headaches. From the 38 million Americans experiencing migraines, most find a connection between nitrates consumption and the symptoms.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 19, 2016
Migraine patients were found to be deficient in riboflavin, coenzyme Q10, vitamin D and folate. Can vitamin supplements help sufferers?
Medicine June 11, 2016
A large prospective study recently linked migraines in women to an increased risk for heart disease, stroke and even cardiovascular death. It appears to confirm previous studies linking this prevalent condition to cardiovascular diseases.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 2, 2016
Analysis of first morning urine samples showed link between the female sex hormone and migraine. Levels of estrogen drop more rapidly in women with history of migraine headaches days before menstruation.
Public Health June 1, 2016
An updated American Academy of Neurology guideline says botox can be effectively and safely used as treatment for chronic migraine. Botulinum toxin also offers benefits to patients suffering from other neurological conditions such as blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, and spasticity in adults.
Life April 19, 2016
Medical marijuana showed promise in reducing the frequency of migraine headaches. Researchers believe that cannabis offers a natural solution to the condition.
Life January 17, 2016
Medical experts recommend the prescription of statin for people who experience severe migraines. One expert explains why the drug may be effective against migraine.
Life November 4, 2015
Researchers found a distinction in blood samples of women who experience migraines from those who do not. Lipid levels tell if a woman is likely to get migraines, and provide further insight into better diagnosing and treating patients.
Life September 11, 2015
Several comorbidities have been linked to sleep apnea. The sleep disorder may impair breathing patterns, hence it is important to know what one should do to detect or treat the problem.
Life July 27, 2015
Patients with migraines may soon find relief as a new class of drug shows promising effects for the prevention of an attack even before it happens. Pharmaceutical companies have presented to the American Headache Society's annual Scientific Meeting and all of them demonstrated favorable study results.
Life June 18, 2015
Migraine headaches could be treated using a new technique that could provide relief to millions of people.
Life March 2, 2015
A study reveals that mid-aged people suffering from migraine with aura are more likely to develop Parkinson's disease later on in life. Genetic studies may be required to understand this link.
Life September 18, 2014
A new study found that meditation could significantly shorten the duration and severity of stress-related migraines. Practicing mindfulness meditation that includes yoga and body awareness cuts migraines by three hours.
Internet Culture September 12, 2014
New study finds when a spouse, partner or parent gets chronic migraines, the whole family suffers. Some estimates say 13 percent of adults in the U.S. have migraines, and that almost 5 million in the U.S. experience at least one migraine attack per month,
Life June 27, 2014
Two new drugs for treating migraine were discovered to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks among people who suffer from migraines after being tested from a pair of clinical tests. The drugs work by blocking the attacks from developing.
Life April 25, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has green-lighted a headband that promises to shut down migraines, at least for a majority of sufferers.
Wearable Tech April 1, 2014
A recent study from University of Michigan researchers has shown that unnecessary brain scans cost around $1 billion per year, with millions of headache patients needlessly exposed to radiation from excessively prescribed scans.
Life March 18, 2014
Cefaly, a migraine prevention device that uses electrical nerve stimulation, has now been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale and marketing in the United States.
Life March 12, 2014
Positive advise about a medication may increase the effectiveness of treatment among migraine sufferers.
Life January 9, 2014
The magnetic device offers new treatment option for millions of people suffering from migraine.
Life December 16, 2013