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01 Mar
Pot May Not Be the Best Rx for a Migraine

Pot May Not Be the Best Rx for a Migraine

If you decide to try pot to relieve your migraine, new research suggests you could be asking for trouble.

In fact, marijuana use was linked to rebound headaches, which can occur when pain medication is overused, scientists noted.

"This study shows that there is som...

24 Feb
Migraines? Get Moving: Exercise Can Help Curb Attacks

Migraines? Get Moving: Exercise Can Help Curb Attacks

Anyone who gets frequent migraine symptoms knows the experience: the throbbing, the pain, the visual disturbances.

Exercise has long been a potential way to reduce migraine triggers, but a new study suggests it could be an especially effective with triggers such stress, ...

22 Jan
For Rising Number of People, Obesity Is a Literal Headache

For Rising Number of People, Obesity Is a Literal Headache

As worldwide obesity rates continue to soar, new research shows that growing numbers of people are developing a potentially blinding type of weight-linked headache that was once considered rare.

Though the study was conducted in Wales, one U.S. expert said the same surge...

17 Dec
Can Mindfulness Help Ease Migraine?

Can Mindfulness Help Ease Migraine?

A mind-body practice that combines meditation and yoga might help people better manage migraine pain, a new clinical trial finds.

The trial, which tested the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), found that the approach helped relieve migraine sufferers' ...

29 Nov
Later School Start Time, Fewer Migraines for Teens?

Later School Start Time, Fewer Migraines for Teens?

Later school start times for teenagers might help those who struggle with migraines, a new study suggests.

Starting school later in the morning could reduce the number of migraines each month for these students, the researchers said. The delayed start would be a nod to ...

28 Sep
Why Do Gay and Lesbian People Get More Migraines?

Why Do Gay and Lesbian People Get More Migraines?

Could migraine risk be affected by sexual orientation? A new study suggests that the answer may be yes.

After tracking migraines among thousands of American adults, investigators found that men and women who identify as gay, bisexual or mostly but not exclusiv...

21 Sep
1 Woman in 5 With Migraine Avoiding Pregnancy: Study

1 Woman in 5 With Migraine Avoiding Pregnancy: Study

Many women with severe migraines don't want to get pregnant because of concerns about their headaches, a new study finds.

Migraine, one of the world's leading causes of disability, particularly affects women of childbearing age.

Researchers surveyed 607 U.S...

06 May
Gentle Yoga May Deliver Migraine Relief

Gentle Yoga May Deliver Migraine Relief

People suffering from regular migraines despite medication might consider investing in a yoga mat.

That's according to a new trial that tested the effects of a gentle yoga practice -- with slow-paced physical postures, breathing exercises and relaxation. Researchers ...

26 Mar
Trial Finds Acupuncture May Help Prevent Migraines

Trial Finds Acupuncture May Help Prevent Migraines

A new clinical trial supports acupuncture as an option for reducing migraine headaches, and researchers believe doctors should inform patients it is a possible treatment.

The Chinese study "helps to move acupuncture from having an unproven status in complementary med...

10 Mar
10 New Weapons in the War on Migraines

10 New Weapons in the War on Migraines

There is no cure for migraines -- a headache disorder that can cause sensory disturbances and nausea -- but several new treatments may help people with the debilitating condition, a neurologist says.

"Ten new treatments for migraines have been approved by the U.S. Fo...

04 Mar
Could Smartphones Be Making Migraines Even Tougher to Treat?

Could Smartphones Be Making Migraines Even Tougher to Treat?

If you have raging headaches and you spend a lot of time on your smartphone, a new study suggests you might want to put your phone down whenever you can.

Researchers found that folks who use their smartphones frequently and have headaches or migraines also tend to ne...

10 Feb
Meds May Not Prevent Migraines in Kids

Meds May Not Prevent Migraines in Kids

Migraine drugs that might work for adults won't prevent the debilitating headaches in kids and teens, a new study shows.

A number of drugs are used to prevent migraines, but treatment of youngsters has largely been based on the results of adult studies, the internat...

06 Feb
Workers With Cluster Headaches Take Twice as Many Sick Days

Workers With Cluster Headaches Take Twice as Many Sick Days

People afflicted with cluster headaches miss work twice as often as colleagues without the debilitating headaches, a new study finds.

Cluster headaches are extremely painful headaches that last from 15 minutes to three hours, for many days, or even weeks, in a row. T...

26 Dec
Sleep Disturbances May Trigger Migraine

Sleep Disturbances May Trigger Migraine

Sleep disturbances appear to be a trigger for migraine headaches, according to a new study.

"We found that low sleep efficiency, which is the amount of time you're awake in bed when you're trying to sleep, was associated with migraines not on the day immediately foll...

23 Dec
FDA Approves New Type of Drug to Treat Migraines

FDA Approves New Type of Drug to Treat Migraines

Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications have a new treatment option, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday.

The pill, called ubrogepant (Ubrelvy) is for the immediate treatment "of migraine with or without aura [a sensory p...

10 Dec
Sometimes, Aspirin May Be Enough to Ease Migraines

Sometimes, Aspirin May Be Enough to Ease Migraines

A cheap, century-old drug in most Americans' medicine cabinets -- aspirin -- may come to the rescue for people suffering from migraines, a new study finds.

While there are effective prescription medications, many migraine patients in the U...

03 Dec
Marijuana Could Offer Relief From Migraine Pain

Marijuana Could Offer Relief From Migraine Pain

Headache and migraine patients, take note: medical marijuana may help ease your pain.

The findings follow an analysis of data collected by a Canadian phone app that gathered feedback offered by 1,300 headache sufferers and nearly 700 migraine sufferers who used marij...

19 Nov
New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests.

The study, of nearly 1,700 patients, found that a pill called ubrogepant worked better than a placebo pill at halting migraines in progres...

02 Oct
'Nerve-Release' Surgery Helped Ease One Man's Tough Migraines

'Nerve-Release' Surgery Helped Ease One Man's Tough Migraines

Chronic migraine headaches plagued Adam Pressley from childhood, and by his 30s they had become a near-daily occurrence.

Pressley, 31, had tried everything to stop them: blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, seizure medications, and even quarterly injections of Boto...

25 Sep
New Hope Against a 'Dizzying' Form of Migraine

New Hope Against a 'Dizzying' Form of Migraine

People who suffer bouts of vertigo and dizziness may be suffering from a type of migraine for which treatments rarely work.

But a new, preliminary study of 18 such patients found that stimulating the vagus nerve in the neck can help relieve vertigo.

"Vestib...

21 Aug
Facing Up to a Lesser Known Form of Migraine Pain

Facing Up to a Lesser Known Form of Migraine Pain

It's bad enough to have an aching head, but about one in 10 people who suffer from headaches also experience facial pain, researchers have found.

The study included more than 2,900 people with primary headaches. These are ones not caused by another condition and they...

08 Aug
How Much Coffee Is Too Much for Migraine Sufferers?

How Much Coffee Is Too Much for Migraine Sufferers?

If you have migraines, one or two cups of coffee a day may be okay, but three or more could raise your risk of an attack, a new study concludes.

"Interestingly, despite some patients with episodic migraine thinking they need to avoid caffeine, we found that drinking...

10 Jul
New Migraine Drug Might Help When Other Meds Don't

New Migraine Drug Might Help When Other Meds Don't

A new migraine drug might offer an alternative to people who do not get relief from current medications, a new trial suggests.

The drug, called rimegepant, hasn't yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But it belongs to a new class of drugs that ...

25 Jun
Money Worries Around Food May Spur Migraines

Money Worries Around Food May Spur Migraines

It's a link that few might consider, but new research suggests young adults who worry about affording groceries may be more likely to suffer migraines.

The study, of nearly 15,000 Americans aged 24 to 32, found that migraines were common among those reporting "food...

05 Jun
FDA Approves First Drug to Help Tame Cluster Headaches

FDA Approves First Drug to Help Tame Cluster Headaches

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the nod to Emgality, an injected medication that's the first to cut the frequency of cluster headaches.

Episodic cluster headaches are "an extremely painful and often debilitating condition," the FDA's Dr. Eric B...

11 Apr
Many Misdiagnosed With MS

Many Misdiagnosed With MS

Almost one in five multiple sclerosis patients may be misdiagnosed with the autoimmune disease, according to a new study.

Of 241 previously diagnosed multiple sclerosis (MS) patients referred to two major Los Angeles medical centers for treatment, nearly 18% did ...

10 Apr
Migraine Pain Linked to Raised Suicide Risk

Migraine Pain Linked to Raised Suicide Risk

People with migraine may be much more likely to attempt suicide than others, a new study suggests.

It found that 1 in 12 adults with migraine had attempted suicide -- and those with a history of sexual abuse or long-term exposure to domestic violence had a significan...

25 Mar
Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Migraines

Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Migraines

For people who carry too much weight and suffer from migraines, dropping some pounds might help ease their pain, new research shows.

"When people lose weight, the number of days per month with migraine decreases, as does pain severity and ...

08 Mar
Dry Eye and Migraines Might Be Linked: Study

Dry Eye and Migraines Might Be Linked: Study

People with migraines may be at higher odds of also having chronic dry eye disease, and that's especially true for seniors, new research shows.

The 10-year study of almost 73,000 people cared for at ophthalmology clinics in North Carolina found that -- after account...

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