Headache Research News
June 25, 2019

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For Migraine Sufferers With Obesity, Losing Weight Can Decrease Headaches

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers ... read more

Botulinum Toxin Reduces Chronic Migraine Attacks, Compared to Placebo

A growing body of evidence supports the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections in reducing the frequency of chronic migraine headaches, concludes an updated review and ... read more

Alcoholic Beverages Are Frequently Considered Migraine Triggers

A study of 2,197 patients who experience migraines, alcoholic beverages were reported as a trigger by 35.6 percent of ... read more

Migraine Can Be Treated Without Medicine, Pilot Study Finds

Some migraine patients can cut down on medication or stop using it completely by using a newly developed inhaler which changes the composition of the air we breathe, according to results of a recent ... read more
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Discovery of Novel Mechanisms That Cause Migraines

Researchers have demonstrated a new mechanism related to the onset of migraine. In fact, they found how a mutation, causes dysfunction in a protein which inhibits neuronal electrical activity, ... read more

Gene Variants Raise Risk of Migraines in African-American Children

Researchers have discovered common gene variants associated with migraines in African-American children. The research adds to knowledge of genetic influences on childhood migraine and may lead to ... read more

Speeding Progress in Migraine Requires Unraveling Sex Differences

To decrease the substantial health and economic burden of migraine on individuals and society, researchers need to examine and address how the disease differs between women and ... read more

Study Reveals Privacy Issues in Smartphone Headache Apps

Many commercial smartphone apps have been developed to help people track their headache pain. New research finds that such apps often share information with third parties, posing privacy ... read more

Potential Source of Gender Differences in Migraines

Findings from a new study conducted in rats reveal that females may be more susceptible to migraines and less responsive to treatment because of the way fluctuations in the hormone estrogen affect ... read more

Man Develops Severe 'Thunderclap' Headaches After Eating World's Hottest Chili Pepper

Taking part in a hot chili pepper eating contest might have some unexpected consequences, highlight doctors in a recent case ... read more

Noninvasive Stimulation Device Can Help Prevent Migraine Attacks

A migraine is much more than just a bad headache. Migraine symptoms, which can be debilitating for many people, are the sixth leading cause of disability, according to the World Health ... read more

Migraine Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Migraine is associated with increased risks of cardiovascular problems (conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels) including heart attacks, stroke, blood clots and an irregular heart rate, say ... read more

Migraine Surgery Produces 'Dramatic Improvements' in Functioning, Study Finds

In addition to reducing headache frequency and severity, surgical treatment for migraine leads to significant improvements in everyday functioning and coping ability, according to a new ... read more

Exposure to Terror May Increase Risk of Migraine, Other Headaches

Survivors of a terror attack have an increased risk of frequent migraine and tension headaches after the attack, according to a new ... read more

Phase III Immunotherapy Trial for Migraine Shows Positive Results

An antibody therapy against a key inflammatory molecule involved in migraines reduces the number of headaches that chronic migraine patients experience per month in a phase III ... read more

Migraines Linked to High Sodium Levels in Cerebrospinal Fluid

Migraine sufferers have significantly higher sodium concentrations in their cerebrospinal fluid than people without the condition, according to the first study to use a technique called sodium MRI to ... read more

New Tool Identifies Headache Patients at Risk of Aneurysms in Emergency Department

A new tool to identify potentially fatal aneurysms in patients with headaches who seem otherwise well will help emergency departments to identify high-risk patients, improve survival rates and cut ... read more

Botulinum Toxin Injections May Provide Relief for Children and Teens With Hard-to-Treat Migraines

One in 10 school-aged children suffer from migraines, but there are few FDA-approved medications for them. While botulinum toxin injections are approved to treat migraines in adults, children and ... read more

Ketamine May Help Treat Migraine Pain Unresponsive to Other Therapies

Ketamine may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments, suggests a new ... read more

Anxiety and Depression Linked to Migraines

In a study of 588 patients who attended an outpatient headache clinic, more frequent migraines were experienced by participants with symptoms of anxiety and ... read more

Hormone Therapy May Benefit Migraine Sufferers Without Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Migraine headaches are common among women, but due to various health risks can be challenging to treat in the elderly. While hormone therapy is effective in relieving many menopause symptoms, its ... read more

Effective Help Is Available for Migraine Sufferers

Although it’s the third most prevalent illness in the world, migraine is widely misunderstood and frequently undiagnosed. Until quite recently a common “remedy” for migraine was to lie in a ... read more

Financial Stress Is Associated With Migraine, If You Have Specific Circadian Gene Variants

People with a specific variation in the CLOCK gene have more migraines under financial stress. This work shows the effect of the genetics of circadian rhythms on ... read more

Opioids Overused in Migraine Treatment, Regardless of Race

African-Americans are more likely to experience debilitating migraine headaches than whites, but a new study probing the issue found no evidence of racial disparities in treatment practices. Instead, ... read more

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