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Migraine News

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.
In the Media by James Panichi, Catherine Boitard (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 5 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Liz Seegert - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jane Fazackarley - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by Amanda Tennis - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jane Fazackarley - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Bob Ewing

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.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by S.H. Mills - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Janice Ambrose - 10 comments

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
In the Media by kml - 1 comment

Poetry Contest for Migraine Victims

Poetry contest designed to bring awareness about migraine disease is open to the public.
In the Media by reviewer - 1 comment

Migraine and Stroke Risk

Prolonged Migraine attacks, increases our risk of stroke.
In the Media by PSofia - 2 comments
 

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