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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

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

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

Technique Helps Predict Likelihood of Migraines in Concussion Patients

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers are using a mathematical tool to help determine which concussion patients will go on to suffer migraine headaches, according to a new ... read more

Migraines Worsen as Women Approach Menopause

Jan. 21, 2016 — Migraine headaches heat up as women approach menopause, according to a new study. The risk for high frequency headache, or more than 10 days with headache per month, increased by 60 percent in ... read more

Diseases That Cause Rashes and Other Skin Problems Also Can Trigger Serious Neurological Conditions

Dec. 15, 2015 — Diseases such as lupus that cause rashes and other skin problems also can trigger migraine headaches, strokes and other serious neurological conditions, according to an ... read more

Beware, Asthma Sufferers: Migraines May Worsen

Nov. 30, 2015 — Preexisting asthma may be a strong predictor of future chronic migraine attacks in individuals experiencing occasional migraine headaches, according to ... read more

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

A New Marker for Migraine?

Sep. 9, 2015 — Researchers may have discovered a new marker found in the blood for episodic migraine, according to a study. Episodic migraine is defined as having less than 15 headaches per ... read more

Severe Headache in Pregnant Women: When to Worry

Aug. 19, 2015 — The first clinical recommendations for making diagnostic decisions about severe headaches in pregnant women have been offered by experts. Headaches, they say, can be an indication of pregnancy ... read more

Aug. 14, 2015 — Headaches increase in fall in children, a trend that may be due to back-to-school changes in stress, routines and sleep, a study shows. Although it may be difficult for parents to decipher a real ... read more

Can Migraine Increase Your Risk of Stroke?

July 23, 2015 — Older people who experience migraines may have an increased risk of stroke, but only if they are smokers, new research suggests. The study did not find an association between migraine with or without ... read more

Genes May Not Be to Blame for Link Between Migraine, Heart Disease

July 2, 2015 — Genes may not be to blame for the increased risk of heart disease some studies have shown in people with migraine, especially those with migraine with aura, new research shows. Aura are sensations ... 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

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