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Most headaches occur occasionally and can be treated effectively by eating, resting or taking over-the-counter painkiller medication. Migraines are the most common neurological condition and affect more women than men. A small percentage of people who hav



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UC researchers affirm diet can impact migraines

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

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...



High-frequency spinal cord stimulation provides better results in chronic back and leg pain

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

For patients with severe, chronic back and leg pain, a new high-frequency spinal cord stimulation (SCS) technique provides superior clinical outcomes, compared to conventional low-frequency SCS...



Fragranced products: Risks for people and profits?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A University of Melbourne researcher has found that over one-third of Americans report health problems - from asthma attacks to migraine headaches - when exposed to common fragranced consumer...



Visits to pediatric emergency departments for headache pain in children are on the rise

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

At 1 hospital, rates of emergency department visits and subsequent hospital admission doubled over a 7-year period.



Could migraines be caused by the bacteria in our mouths?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Migraines have proven notoriously difficult to understand. New research points the finger at oral bacteria. Could the culprit have finally been found?



Clinical trial tests spinal manipulation therapy for migraines

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PST

Manual-therapy randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are difficult to perform because it's challenging to conceal a placebo when patients are able to physically feel a treatment that's being...



Headaches and Menopause: What's the Connection?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PST

Headaches are among the symptoms some women report during menopause. Learn more about what causes them, what other symptoms occur, and treatment options.



Tension Headaches: Treatment, Causes, and Symptoms

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PST

Tension headaches, often described as a pressing or tightening pain of mild to moderate intensity, are the most common type of headache.



Positive data presented demonstrating erenumab significantly reduces monthly migraine days in patients with chronic migraine

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Amgen has announced detailed global Phase 2 results showing erenumab demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in monthly migraine days compared with placebo in patients with chronic...



Innovative sound therapy treats hypertension and migraine

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

A groundbreaking device that aligns the left and right brain using sound alone may reduce the symptoms of migraine, hypertension, and insomnia.



Yoga, acupuncture effective for chronic pain management

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PST

A new review from the NIH suggests that complementary health approaches, such as yoga, are safe and effective for easing some chronic pain conditions.



Spiritual meditation plus medication: The best medicine for migraines?

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PST

"Effect of Different Meditation Types on Migraine Headache Medication Use," an article published in Behavioral Medicine, examines whether or not, and to what extent, a combination of spiritual...



What Alternatives to NSAIDs are Available?

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:00:00 PST

Find out about the alternatives to NSAIDs - nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This article looks at side effects, precautions, and when they're used.



Can acupuncture improve quality of life for people with traumatic brain injury-related headaches?

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PST

A study comparing the effectiveness of usual care alone to usual care plus either auricular or traditional Chinese acupuncture in treating patients with headaches due to a previous traumatic brain...



Migraine: Discovery of new genetic risk variants supports a vascular cause

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have identified 28 new genetic risk variants for migraine, many of which are located in or near genes related to vascular disease.



Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:00:00 PST

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...



New drug to prevent migraine may start working in days

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PST

A new drug to prevent migraine was associated with fewer headache hours for people with chronic migraine within three to seven days after the first injection, according to a study published online...



Erenumab significantly reduces patients' monthly migraine days in Phase 2 study for the prevention of chronic migraine

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PST

Amgen has announced positive top-line results from the global Phase 2 study evaluating the efficacy and safety of erenumab (AMG 334) in chronic migraine prevention.



Triggers for migraine attacks determined for individual patients

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PST

Migraine is the third commonest disorder in the world and ranks sixth amongst more than 300 diseases when it comes to the burden it represents.



Scientists discover and test new class of pain relievers

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PST

A research team at Duke University has discovered a potential new class of small-molecule drugs that simultaneously block two sought-after targets in the treatment of pain.



Are migraines and estrogen fluctuations linked?

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PST

Women are more likely to experience migraines than men. Recent research shows that changes in estrogen levels might be one of the reasons why.



Migraine may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PST

Migraine is known to be a risk factor for stroke. New research shows that it is also linked to an increase in cardiovascular disease and mortality.



Migraine prevention: Monoclonal antibodies could become additional therapy option

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PST

Preventing or shortening the duration of migraine attacks - established drug treatment options and those that could shape future therapies were discussed at the Congress of European Academy of...



A narrow band of green light could improve migraines

Tue, 17 May 2016 08:00:00 PST

Findings show that pure green light is least likely to exacerbate migraine.Most migraine and post-traumatic headache sufferers find their headaches get worse in light, leading them to quit...



Could flies help us understand brain injuries?

Thu, 12 May 2016 02:00:00 PST

A new study by SDSU scientists finds that fruit flies could be a model organism for learning the genetic pathways that affect human brain injuries and recovery.Each year, an estimated 1.