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SPG Stimulation Alleviates Cluster Headache
Headache NewsJul 02 15
A novel investigational implanted nerve stimulator device continues to alleviate pain at 2 years in two thirds of patients with refractory cluster headache, new… SPG Stimulation Alleviates Cluster Headache   

People who suffer migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke
Headache NewsJun 17 15
People who suffer migraine headaches with auras are at roughly double the risk of suffering the most common type of stroke.

The… People who suffer migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke   

Studies at American Headache Society Meeting show promise in new migraine prevention drugs
Headache NewsJun 17 15
Migraine researchers and clinicians are growing excited about a new class of drugs called Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibodies, which are showing promise… Studies at American Headache Society Meeting show promise in new migraine prevention drugs   

Muscle weakness may contribute to tension headaches
Headache NewsMay 01 15
Strength training might help prevent tension headaches, or at least reduce their pain, according to a small Danish study.

Researchers found that… Muscle weakness may contribute to tension headaches   

People who suffer migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke
Headache NewsApr 12 15
People who suffer migraine headaches with auras are at roughly double the risk of suffering the most common type of stroke.

The… People who suffer migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke   

Jailbreaking yeast could amp up wine’s health benefits, reduce morning-after headaches
Headache NewsMar 16 15
University of Illinois scientists have engineered a “jailbreaking” yeast that could greatly increase the health benefits of wine while reducing the toxic byproducts that… Jailbreaking yeast could amp up wine’s health benefits, reduce morning-after headaches   

Study finds that information is as important as medication in reducing migraine pain
Headache NewsJan 08 14
The information that clinicians provide to patients when prescribing treatments has long been thought to play a role in the way that patients respond… Study finds that information is as important as medication in reducing migraine pain   

Adding cognitive behavioral therapy to treatment of pediatric migraine improves relief of symptoms
Headache NewsDec 24 13
Among children and adolescents with chronic migraine, the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) resulted in greater reductions in headache frequency and migraine-related disability… Adding cognitive behavioral therapy to treatment of pediatric migraine improves relief of symptoms   

Chewing Gum is Often the Culprit for Migraine Headaches in Teens
Headache NewsDec 20 13
Teenagers are notorious for chewing a lot of gum. The lip smacking, bubble popping, discarded gum stuck to the sole give teachers and parents… Chewing Gum is Often the Culprit for Migraine Headaches in Teens   

How Wagner’s operas held secrets of his disabling migraines and headaches
Headache NewsDec 12 13
In a paper published in the Christmas edition of The BMJ, researchers have looked at how German composer Richard Wagner’s disabling migraines and headaches… How Wagner’s operas held secrets of his disabling migraines and headaches   

Got the sniffles? Migraines spike with allergies and hay fever, researchers find
Headache NewsNov 25 13
People with migraine who also battle allergies and hay fever (rhinitis) endure a more severe form of headaches than their peers who struggle with… Got the sniffles? Migraines spike with allergies and hay fever, researchers find   

Device Offers Cluster Headache Relief
Headache NewsJun 30 13
A small, implanted electrostimulator helped about 25% of patients with frequent cluster headaches obtain virtually immediate and complete relief from acute attacks, researchers said… Device Offers Cluster Headache Relief   

FDA warns on use of certain migraine drugs during pregnancy
Headache NewsMay 07 13
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on the use of migraine drug valproate sodium in pregnant women as it could result in lower… FDA warns on use of certain migraine drugs during pregnancy   

Causes of migraines nearly impossible to determine
Headache NewsApr 07 13
Women often point to stress, hormones, alcohol, or even the weather as possible triggers for their migraines. But a new study from Wake Forest… Causes of migraines nearly impossible to determine   

Migraine triggers may not be as strong as you think
Headache NewsJan 23 13
A new study suggests that triggers for migraine with aura may not be as strong as some people think. The research is published in… Migraine triggers may not be as strong as you think   

Children’s headaches rarely indicate a need for eyeglasses
Headache NewsNov 12 12
A new study provides the first clear evidence that vision or eye problems are rarely the cause of recurring headaches in children, even if… Children’s headaches rarely indicate a need for eyeglasses   

Top medical innovations address headache, diabetes, cancer
Headache NewsOct 30 12
The best medical innovations for next year include an almond-size device that’s implanted in the mouth to relieve severe headaches and a hand-held scanner… Top medical innovations address headache, diabetes, cancer   

Are migraines more common than thought?
Headache NewsJul 30 12
Neurologists, who may know headaches better than anyone, report a much higher-than-average rate of migraines, a new survey from Norway finds.

The… Are migraines more common than thought?   

Researchers found 4 gene loci predisposing people to the most common subtype of migraine
Headache NewsJun 10 12
Researchers studied genetic data of more than 11 000 people and found altogether six genes that predispose to migraine without aura. Four of these… Researchers found 4 gene loci predisposing people to the most common subtype of migraine   

Botox ingredient has limited effect on headaches
Headache NewsApr 24 12
The main ingredient in Botox may be modestly helpful for people with chronic migraines, a new report suggests - but it doesn’t seem to… Botox ingredient has limited effect on headaches   

New Migraine Guidelines Rank Rx, OTC Efficacy
Headache NewsApr 24 12
Seven different drugs are proven to be effective for preventing episodic migraine attacks and another half-dozen are probably helpful, according to new guidelines released… New Migraine Guidelines Rank Rx, OTC Efficacy   

Migraines likelier in men with impotence
Headache NewsApr 01 12
Men who have been diagnosed with erectile dysfunction are 63 percent more likely to also have had a diagnosis of migraine headaches than men… Migraines likelier in men with impotence   

Severe headaches tied to suicide attempts
Headache NewsMar 23 12
People with severe headaches, whether migraines or not, may be more likely to attempt suicide, a new study suggests.

The findings don’t… Severe headaches tied to suicide attempts   

Babies’ colic linked to mothers’ migraines
Headache NewsFeb 20 12
A study of mothers and their young babies by neurologists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has shown that mothers who suffer… Babies’ colic linked to mothers’ migraines   

New migraine clinical trial guidelines
Headache NewsJan 24 12
Experts from the International Headache Society (IHS) have developed new recommendations for conduct of acute and preventive migraine clinical trials. The third edition of… New migraine clinical trial guidelines   
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