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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Combination Therapy Reduces Occurrence, Number of Migraines Following Cardiac Procedure

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists randomly assigned 171 patients with an indication for atrial septal defect (ASD) closure and no history of migraine to receive dual antiplatelet therapy (aspirin + clopidogrel [the ... read more

Two Techniques of Temporal Migraine Surgery Are 'Equally Effective'

June 29, 2015 — Two migraine surgery techniques targeting a specific "trigger site" are both highly effective in reducing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches, according to a randomized ... read more

Childhood Adversities, Including Witnessing Parental Domestic Violence, Linked to Later Migraines

June 24, 2015 — Adults who were exposed to childhood adversity, including witnessing parental domestic violence, childhood physical and sexual abuse have higher odds of experiencing migraine headaches in adulthood, ... read more

Migraine Community Sees Promise in New Class of Drugs

June 17, 2015 — Migraine researchers and clinicians are excited about a new class of drugs called Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibodies, which are showing promise in preventing attacks in ... read more

Migraine Surgery for Teens: Good Results in Initial Experience

May 29, 2015 — As in adults, migraine surgery is effective for selected adolescent patients with severe migraine headaches that don't respond to standard treatments, reports a new ... read more

People Who Suffer Migraine Headaches May Be at Double the Risk of Stroke

Mar. 24, 2015 — People who suffer migraine headaches with auras are at roughly double the risk of suffering the most common type of stroke. The risk is more than tripled in migraine sufferers who smoke. And ... read more

Association Between Migraine, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Found

Mar. 23, 2015 — Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome are more than twice as likely to have migraine headaches, reports a new study. Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome have symptoms such as hand numbness and ... read more

Image-Guided Treatment Shown to Break the Migraine Cycle

Mar. 1, 2015 — An innovative interventional radiology treatment has been found to offer chronic migraine sufferers sustained relief of their headaches, according to new research. Clinicians have used a treatment ... read more

Updated Assessment of Medications to Treat Acute Migraine

Jan. 20, 2015 — An updated assessment of the best treatments to use when a migraine attack occurs has been published by experts. The assessment forms the basis of new American Headache Society treatment ... read more

Study Suggests Worsening Trends in Headache Management

Jan. 8, 2015 — Each year more than 12 million Americans visit their doctors complaining of headaches, which result in lost productivity and costs of upward of $31 billion annually. A new study suggests some of that ... read more

Limit Imaging Scans for Headache? Neurosurgeons Raise Concerns

Dec. 22, 2014 — Recent guidelines seeking to reduce the use of neuroimaging tests for patients with headaches run the risk of missing or delaying the diagnosis of brain tumors, according to ... read more

Migraine May Double Risk for Facial Paralysis

Dec. 17, 2014 — Migraine headache may double the risk of a nervous system condition that causes facial paralysis, called Bell’s palsy, according to a new study. Bell's palsy affects between 11 and 40 per ... read more

Migraine Was Not Associated With Breast Cancer in a Pooled Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies

Dec. 12, 2014 — Migraine was not associated with breast cancer risk or differences in the endogenous sex hormones that have been proposed to be associated with migraines, according to a new study. Studies linking ... read more

First-in-Class Nasal Spray Demonstrates Promise for Migraine Pain Relief

Nov. 6, 2014 — Researchers are developing a novel prochlorperazine nasal spray formulation as a potential new treatment for migraines. Of the 100 million people that experience headaches in the United States, 37 ... read more

Migraine Linked to Defective 'Insulation' Around Nerve Fibers, Suggests Study

Nov. 3, 2014 — A new study shows cellular-level changes in nerve structure and function that may contribute to the development of migraine headaches, reports a new study. The findings help to explain why a plastic ... read more

Migraine in Middle Age Linked to Increased Risk of Parkinson's, Movement Disorders Later

Sep. 17, 2014 — People who experience migraine in middle age may be more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, or other movement disorders later in life, research shows. Those who have migraine with aura may be ... read more

Meditation May Mitigate Migraine Misery

Sep. 11, 2014 — Meditation might be a path to migraine relief, according to a new study. "For the approximate 36 million Americans who suffer from migraines, there is big need for non-pharmaceutical treatment ... read more

Rheumatologic Diseases Like Lupus Can Initially Look Like Neurological Disorders

Aug. 18, 2014 — Lupus and other rheumatologic diseases can initially present as neurological disorders such as headaches and seizures, and thus delay diagnosis for many months, experts say. Moreover, treatments for ... read more

Surgeons Report Significant Migraine Relief from Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Technique

July 31, 2014 — Plastic and reconstructive surgeons report a high success rate using a method to screen and select patients for a specific surgical migraine treatment technique. More than 90 percent of the patients ... read more

Women With Migraines Experience More Headaches During the Menopausal Transition

June 24, 2014 — Migraine attack frequency is higher in women during peri-menopause and menopause than in pre-menopause researchers have foun. During pre-menopause, periods are typically regular. During the ... read more

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