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April 27, 2017

Clinical Trial Tests Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Migraines

Oct. 3, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Suffering from Headaches? You May Be at Increased Risk for a Thyroid Condition

Sep. 27, 2016 — Sufferers of migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches or other headache disorders are at greater risk of developing a thyroid condition called hypothyroidism, according to a new ... read more

Spiritual Meditation Plus Medication: Best Medicine for Migraines?

Sep. 2, 2016 — New research examines whether or not, and to what extent, a combination of spiritual meditation and migraine medication affects analgesic medication ... read more

Unconventional Natural Gas Wells Associated With Migraine, Fatigue

Aug. 25, 2016 — New research suggests that Pennsylvania residents with the highest exposure to active natural gas wells operated by the hydraulic fracturing ('fracking') industry are nearly twice as likely ... read more

Large-Scale Genetic Study Provides New Insight Into the Causes of Migraine

June 20, 2016 — An international research consortium has identified almost 30 new genetic risk factors for common migraine. Many of these risk variants localize inside or close to genes that regulate the vascular ... read more

Migraine as a Risk Marker for Stroke, Heart Attack

June 14, 2016 — A team of researchers has now been able to establish the following: female migraine patients have a higher risk of stroke or heart attacks than women without migraine. Their findings are based on an ... read more

Researchers Leverage Social Media to Uncover New Data on Migraine Sensory Experiences

June 9, 2016 — Migraine ranks in the top 20 of the world's most disabling medical illnesses, yet is underreported, say researchers. In a new study, researchers leverage social media to yield important insights ... read more

Triggers for Migraine Attacks Determined for Individual Patients

June 7, 2016 — Migraine is the third commonest disorder in the world and ranks sixth among more than 300 diseases when it comes to the burden it represents. The study compared individual case analyses with the ... read more

Are Drops in Estrogen Levels More Rapid in Women With Migraine?

June 1, 2016 — Researchers have long known that sex hormones such as estrogen play a role in migraine. But there's been little research on how that works. Do women with migraine have higher estrogen levels in ... read more

Women With Migraines Have Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Mortality

May 31, 2016 — Women diagnosed with migraines have a slightly increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes, and are somewhat more likely to die from these conditions than ... read more

Migraine Prevention: Monoclonal Antibodies Could Become Additional Therapy Option

May 31, 2016 — Researchers are focused on preventing or shortening the duration of migraine attacks by looking at established drug treatment options and those that could shape future ... read more

A Narrow Band of Green Light Could Improve Migraines

May 17, 2016 — Most migraine and post-traumatic headache sufferers find their headaches get worse in light, leading them to quit their most fundamental daily tasks and seek the comfort of darkness. A new study ... read more

Migraine Drugs Underused, Research Suggests

May 10, 2016 — More migraines could be safely treated with drugs that are known to constrict blood vessels, new research suggests, adding that patients who were given the drugs off-label had no stroke or other ... read more

No Evidence of an Association Between Silent Brain Infarcts and Having Migraine With Aura

May 3, 2016 — A large cross-sectional study focused on women with migraines with aura and compared their brain MRI images with those of women not suffering from migraine. No differences between these two groups of ... read more

Surgery for Chronic Temporal Headaches: Simplified Approach Shows Good Results

Apr. 29, 2016 — A modified surgical technique may provide a simpler approach to the surgical treatment for one type of chronic headache, according to new ... read more

Guidelines Updated: Botulinum Toxin for Spasticity, Headache, Other Brain Disorders

Apr. 19, 2016 — The American Academy of Neurology has updated its 2008 guidelines on the use of botulinum toxin for spasticity, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm and migraine headache, based on recent ... read more

Managing Migraine During Pregnancy and Lactation

Mar. 30, 2016 — According to doctors, medications and treatments long considered safe to treat pregnant women with migraines may not ... read more

Pregnant Women With Severe Migraine May Be at Increased Risk for Labor and Delivery Complications

Mar. 3, 2016 — Women who have acute migraine attacks that are severe enough to prompt them to seek care may be more likely to have complications when giving birth, including preterm delivery, preeclampsia and low ... read more

Children Who Are Emotionally Abused May Be More Likely to Experience Migraine as Adults

Mar. 2, 2016 — Children who are emotionally abused may be more likely to experience migraines as young adults, according to a preliminary study. The link between migraine and abuse was stronger for emotional abuse ... read more

Migraine, Tension Headaches and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Linked?

Feb. 23, 2016 — Migraine and tension-type headaches may share genetic links with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a preliminary study recently concluded. Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common ... read more

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