Tag: Migraine

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

Woman Suffering From A Migraine Discovers She Has A Brain Tumor And Only 24 Hours To Live

A woman was given only 24 hours to live after doctors discovered a 2.2cm tumor in her brain. The woman claimed she went to the doctors because of a severe headache she thought was a migraine.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 25, 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

Migraine Prevention Drug Receives FDA Approval: Aimovig By Amgen Is The First Of Its Kind

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

Man Has Eye Cancer Misdiagnosed As Migraine, Causing Him To Lose Half Of His Face

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

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

A New Treatment For Hard-To-Treat Migraine May Finally Be Here

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

Michigan Teen Dies From Rare Sinus Infection That Attacked The Brain

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

Mother Of 5 Dies Of TB Meningitis After Migraine Misdiagnosis

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

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

Your Mouth Bacteria May Be What’s Causing Your Migraine

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

Vitamin Deficiency Linked To Recurrent And Chronic Migraines: Can Supplements Help?

Migraine patients were found to be deficient in riboflavin, coenzyme Q10, vitamin D and folate. Can vitamin supplements help sufferers?

Medicine June 11, 2016

Women With Migraines At Increased Risk For Heart Disease And Stroke

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

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

Medical Marijuana For Migraine: Pot Shown To Reduce Frequency Of Migraines

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

Doctors Recommend Statins For Migraine Sufferers: Here’s Why

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 Identify Biomarker That Could Play A Key Role In Migraines

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

Sleep Apnea Linked To Migraine, Panic Disorder, Hearing And Other Things You Need To Know

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

New Drug May Soon Deal With Migraines Before They Even Happen

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

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

Middle-aged migraine sufferers more likely to develop Parkinson's later in life

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

Meditation can reduce migraines by 3 hours

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

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

Two new migraine drugs show promising results in early trial

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

A Belgium tech company claims its battery-powered device can shut off an impending migraine by stimulating an important nerve.

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

Study finds 12 percent of headache visits result in brain scans, overstepping guidelines

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

FDA gives green light to migraine prevention tool

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

Power of suggestion as effective as migraine drugs, claims study

Positive advise about a medication may increase the effectiveness of treatment among migraine sufferers.

Life January 9, 2014

FDA approves magnetic device for migraine treatment

The magnetic device offers new treatment option for millions of people suffering from migraine.

Life December 16, 2013

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