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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

Summer Season Springs Cluster Headaches Into Action

June 13, 2014 — Did you know that while most people celebrate the start of summer on June 21, nearly 1 million Americans are facing the debilitating pain of cluster headaches due to Earth's shift towards the ... read more

Headaches During Sex Likely More Common Than Reported

June 10, 2014 — About one percent of adults report they have experienced headaches associated with sexual activity, and that such headaches can be severe. But the actual incidence is almost certainly higher, ... read more

Healthcare Professionals Must Be Aware of Rarer Causes of Headaches in Pregnancy

May 23, 2014 — Most headaches in pregnancy and the postnatal period are benign, but healthcare professionals must be alert to the rarer and more severe causes of headaches, suggests a new review. There are 85 ... read more

Older Migraine Sufferers May Have More Silent Brain Injury

May 15, 2014 — Older migraine sufferers may be more likely to have silent brain injury. Ischemic silent brain infarctions are symptomless brain injuries and are a risk factor for future strokes. Researchers suggest ... read more

In Space, Headaches Are an Occupational Hazard

May 1, 2014 — Headaches in astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are attributed to elevated levels of carbon dioxide, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data on carbon dioxide levels and ... read more

If Headache Is the Answer, What Are the Questions?

Apr. 24, 2014 — Researchers around the world are working in a joint effort to create an international research tool for understanding and combating headaches. The group has developed a new questionnaire designed to ... read more

New Drugs Offer Hope for Migraine Prevention

Apr. 22, 2014 — Two new studies may offer hope for people with migraines. Both studies involve drugs that are aimed at preventing migraine attacks from occurring, rather than stopping the attacks once they have ... read more

New 'Tweetment': Twitter Users Describe Real-Time Migraine Agony

Apr. 3, 2014 — Someone's drilling an icicle into your temple, you're throwing up, and light and sound are unbearable. Yes, it's another migraine attack. But now in 140 characters on Twitter, you can ... read more

Migraine Attacks Increase Following Stress 'Let-Down'

Mar. 26, 2014 — Migraine sufferers who experienced reduced stress from one day to the next are at significantly increased risk of migraine onset on the subsequent day. "This study highlights the importance of ... read more

High Utilization of Neuroimaging for Headaches Despite Guidelines

Mar. 18, 2014 — Neuroimaging for headaches is frequently ordered by physicians during outpatient visits, despite guidelines that recommend against such routine procedures. Most headaches are due to benign causes, ... read more

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