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Men With Higher Levels Of Estrogen More Likely To Have Migraines, Study Finds

Estrogen is known to increase the severity of migraine attacks in women. However, it is unclear whether it also affects migraines in men. To find out, researchers took daily blood samples from 39 men to compare estrogen and testosterone levels.

Public Health June 28, 2018

Drug That Can Prevent Migraine Without Significant Side Effects Shows Promise In Clinical Trial

In a clinical trial involving more than 800 patients who frequently suffer from a migraine, galcanezumab reduced monthly migraine days by 4.7 days. The side effects are also very minimal that fewer than 5 percent of the participants quit the trial.

Medicine May 31, 2018

Gene Variant Linked To Migraine Likely Propagated To Help Ancient Humans Adapt To Cold Climates

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

Eating World’s Hottest Carolina Reaper Triggers Crushing Headache

A man complained of thunderclap headache after participating in a contest where he ate one piece of Carolina Reaper. The case study on him was published just days after Carolina Reaper reclaimed Guinness World record for world’s hottest chili pepper.

Public Health April 10, 2018

How To Prevent Asthma Symptoms While Using Household Cleaning Products

Got asthma while cleaning the house? The most common household cleaning products such as bleach, window and glass cleaner, and air fresheners trigger asthma symptoms and migraines. Here's a guide on how to prevent asthma symptoms while using cleaning products.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 26, 2018

People Who Suffer From Migraines May Be At Risk For Heart Disease, Says Study

A new study has found that men and women who suffer from frequent migraines are at increased risk for heart disease. Researchers have also found that people who experienced migraines with an aura, an event that can cause changes in vision, had a risk of getting heart attack and stroke.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 15, 2018

Foreign Accent Syndrome: Woman With Headache Wakes Up With British Accent

A rare medical condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome has only affected 100 persons over the last century. A woman from Texas suffering severe headaches woke up one day with her accent changed from American to British.

Public Health February 13, 2018

Sinus Headaches vs Migraines: How To Tell The Difference Between Symptoms

Have a pounding headache but can't tell if it's a sinus infection or migraine? Here's a guide on how to tell the difference between symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 2, 2018

First Migraine Drug In 2 Decades Can Cut Monthly Migraine Days In Half

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

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy: How It Can Curb Cluster Headaches, Other Health Woes

The FDA has recently approved a handheld vagus nerve stimulation device for treating cluster headaches. Find out what other conditions, including treatment-resistant depression, VNS therapy can help with.

Medicine April 21, 2017

FDA Approves Vagus Nerve Therapy For Cluster Headaches

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of a handheld vagus nerve stimulation device in the treatment of cluster headaches. More than 350,000 people suffer from this extremely painful illness.

Public Health April 19, 2017

Cheese With Listeria Linked To 2 Deaths: What You Should Know About Listeria

A multi-state Listeria outbreak has been detected by health officials and they are reportedly looking into the issue. This bacterium has already caused two deaths and has resulted in hospitalization of four more individuals.

Public Health March 12, 2017

Is It Vitamin D Deficiency That Gives You Frequent Headaches?

A new Finnish study shows that men who maintain low vitamin D levels may be at a higher risk of chronic headache, with subjects that are most deficient suffering a two-fold increased risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017

Menstrual Headache And Estrogen: Female Hormone Drops More Rapidly In Migraine Sufferers

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

Botox Safe And Effective For Chronic Migraine

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

Increased Exposure To Airborne Ultrasound From Loudspeakers, Door Sensors May Cause Health Problems

Research found people are being exposed to very high frequencies of ultrasound in public areas. Continuous high exposure can lead to health problems such as migraine, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vertigo and tinnitus.

Life January 21, 2016

Simple New Treatment Can Offer Migraine Relief

Migraine headaches could be treated using a new technique that could provide relief to millions of people.

Life March 2, 2015

Don't Ignore that Headache as It Can Be Only Sign of Brain Tumor

Some patients with a brain tumor do not exhibit neurological symptoms such as speech dysfunction and seizures. Isolated headaches may be the only sign of their health problem.

Life December 31, 2014

Weight loss surgery linked to risk of severe headaches: Study

Weight loss surgery appears to be associated with a type of severe headache. In a new study, 3.3 percent of the subjects with spontaneous intracranial hypotension underwent bariatric surgery.

Life October 23, 2014

Your migraine is everyone's migraine. Study says one migraine affects entire family

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

Your $1,500 Google Glass may hurt your eyes

Google Glass is expensive, it's what's everyone is taking about right now, but it also can hurt your eyes and give painful headaches. Use it in short bursts, the company recommends.

Wearable Tech May 23, 2014

Stress and headache are best friends, new study warns

Researchers found there is correlation between stress and headache. The greater stress an individual experiences, the more intense and frequent headaches he has.

Life February 20, 2014

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