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Body Mass Index could be a migraine risk factor

There are multiple reasons for migraines, ranging from stress to genetics. A new factor to consider could be body mass index (height-to-weight ratio) according to a new study.

Wireless patch shows success in treating migraines

As an alternative to taking potent medication to combat the severe pain associated with migraines, researchers have developed a wearable device that uses stimulation to help alleviate the condition.

Migraine patch withdrawn due to burns risk

A medical patch designed to help relieve the symptoms of migraine has been withdrawn for a temporary period by its manufacturer. The migraine patch is branded Zecuity.

Can we predict who may suffer from migraines?

Baltimore - Migraines are powerful and long-lasting headaches that can seriously affect a person’s quality of life. As a way of predicting whether a migraine is likely to occur, researchers have identified a marker.

New Alzheimer’s and migraine treatments being developed

Major pharmaceutical companies Amgen and Novartis are to collaborate on novel neuroscience treatments for Alzheimer's disease and migraine.

FDA publishes list of drugs with new safety warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a list of medicines for which there are new safety warnings or errors with the package inserts.

Belgian headband ready to knock U.S. migraines on the head

Brussels - A small technology company based in southern Belgium is set to take on the giant U.S. market with its crowning achievement: an anti-migraine headband.

Migraine sufferers react well to placebo med

New research suggests that what migraine-headache sufferers think about their pills’ identities matters nearly as much as whether or not those pills contain active medication.

Water bottles may trigger migraines

A new study has revealed that there is a link between a chemical found in water bottles, and plastic in general, that is linked to migraines.

New treatment breakthrough for cluster headaches Special

A breakthrough procedure for the treatment of cluster headaches has been described in the medical journal of the American Association of oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. The treatment links such headaches to the skull.

Pregnant women warned over migraine drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned to pregnant mothers to avoid the use of migraine to avoid drugs with a valproate content. The compound can affect the IQ of babies.

Skin patch for migraines developed

The company NuPathe have developed an innovative skin patch for migraines, which may be more effective than other types of medication.

Migraines are painful but don't harm brain function

Boston - If you have ever suffered a migraine you know the excruciating pain that sometimes feels like your brain is about to explode. But now researchers have discovered that migraines don't appear to cause any impairment of cognitive abilities.

Brain freeze effect may hold clue to migraines

San Diego - Brain freeze. If you have ever experienced that sudden rush of cold and sharp headache when eating ice cream, or a frozen slush, you know the feeling. Now researchers think they know why.

Surgical procedure could give relief to some migraine sufferers Special

Figures from UK-based Migraine Action say that one in seven people in the United Kingdom suffer from migraines. The condition is said to cost the UK $17 billion a year.

Genetic risk factor found for migraine headaches

Researchers have found a gene that could be causing migraines in some people. Migraines are the most expensive 'brain disorder' in the United States.

Botox cleared for use for migraine treatment Special

Pharmaceutical company Allergan has announced that Botox has been cleared for the treatment of chronic migraine. The licensing of this product was given the go-ahead by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

Locust study points toward new treatment for stroke and migraine

A similarity in brain disturbance between insects and people suffering from migraines, stroke and epilepsy points the way toward new drug therapies to address these conditions.

High Blood Pressure May Protect Against Migraine

People with high blood pressure appear to be less likely to have migraine than those with low blood pressure. Researchers say stiff arteries associated with high blood pressure may play a role in protecting against migraine.

Is the weather giving you a headache?

Many people claim that they can predict the weather based on aches and pains. While some don’t take such claims seriously, others studied the phenomenon to see if the theory was true. The findings might surprise you.

Study: Migraines Thicken the Brain

Migraine sufferers have different brains than others, scientists have discovered. A part of the brain’s cortex is thicker in people who endure migraines compared to those who live pain-free.

Migraine Headaches Can Bring You To Your Knees

There are more than 28 million Americans who suffer from migraine headaches. They strike women three times more often than men, and these headaches can bring the sufferer to their knees.

Two Medicines Are Better Than One for Migraine

An experimental drug combining two commonly used drugs quells migraine symptoms better than either treatment alone, a new study finds

Poetry Contest for Migraine Victims

Poetry contest designed to bring awareness about migraine disease is open to the public.

Migraine and Stroke Risk

Prolonged Migraine attacks, increases our risk of stroke.

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