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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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Headache far more common stroke symptom in children than adults

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 PST

Headaches were present in nearly half of all children older than 3 years of age having a stroke. Headaches were most common in children with specific forms of blood vessel abnormalities.



Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain and depression

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Health specialists at the University of York have found than acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression.



Migraine associated with higher risk of stroke after surgery

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Surgical patients with a history of migraines have a greater risk of stroke and readmission to hospital, finds a study published by The BMJ.



Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in Scientific Reports.



Retinal Migraine: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Retinal migraine is a condition that affects some people who get migraine. Visual disturbances develop in one eye, followed by migraine symptoms.



Veterans endure higher pain severity than nonveterans

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

American veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans, with young and middle-aged veterans suffering the most, according to a new analysis of the National...



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.