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Plastic Surgery Technique Might Ease Migraines

... in Williamsburg, Va., suffered about 15 migraines a month for close to a decade until she had ... controlling her headaches. "I get maybe two migraines a year now," she said. Cramer, 38, ... in the face and back of the head that can trigger migraines and, if you surgically remove the migraine ...

Migraines Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

... researchers don't know exactly why women who get migraines appear to have a reduced breast cancer risk, but ... cancer," said Li, who added that women with migraines should "still have the same breast cancer ... on the lookout." Kraut said the link between migraines and breast cancer risk is likely a hormonal one. ...

Link between migraines and reduced breast cancer risk confirmed in follow-up study

... Li led the first-of-its-kind study linking migraines with breast cancer risk reduction that was ... Researchers posited that perhaps women who had migraines drank and smoked less and didn't take hormone ... mechanisms are." In the meantime, research on migraines and breast cancer continues. Li and his ...

Migraine Frequency Tied to Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

... or heart attack is seen only in women who have migraines accompanied by an aura, a visual disturbance such ... had coronary procedures such as bypass surgery. migraines with aura once a month were not associated with ... The data on the relationship with less-frequent migraines is not as solid as it might be, said Dr. Richard ...

Smoking more than 5 cigarettes a day provokes migraine attacks

... and Pain indicated that smoking could improve migraines by reducing anxiety, one of the factors that ... risk that this entails. Anyone who suffers from migraines and abuses drugs ends up suffering adverse ... is a genetic basis. In fact, most patients with migraines have a history of it in their family. ...

Migraine With Aura May Lead to Brain Lesions

... June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've had migraines with auras have an increased risk of developing ... headaches. About a third of those who have migraines have what's known as an aura that precedes the ... something specific that occurs in women who have migraines with auras; the researchers just don't know. ...

Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks

... March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have migraines during pregnancy are 15 times more likely than ... "There also seems to be a relationship between migraines and preeclampsia, one of the most common and ... women 35 years and older were more likely to have migraines during pregnancy. Women age 40 and older were 2.4 ...

Warmer-Than-Average Temperatures Raise Migraine Risk

... are more likely to visit emergency rooms with migraines if the outside temperature is above normal. ... emergency room patients who were treated for migraines at Beth Israel Deaconess between 2000 and 2007. ... of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more on migraines . SOURCES: Kenneth J. ...

Exploring Genetic Link Between Migraines, Cardiovascular Trouble

... to the complicated connection between having migraines with aura and an increased risk of cardiovascular ... Research has shown a strong relationship between migraines and an increased risk for stroke, heart attack ... Their theory is bolstered by the fact that both migraines and cardiovascular disease can be treated ...

Migraines: Help for a common problem in children and teenagers

... parents. They are also responsible for triggering migraines in many young people. Learning how to manage ... The Institute has analysed the latest research on migraines and published information for children and young ... Help for children and teenagers battling migraines ...

Migraine Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk

... Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Women who experience migraines may actually have a 30 percent lower risk of ... risk of breast cancer, but women who suffer migraines appear to have low levels of the hormone, which ... the researchers explained. "Women who suffer migraines suffer them either when they have fluctuations in ...

Migraines associated with lower risk of breast cancer

... SEATTLE Women who suffer from migraines may take at least some comfort in a recent, ... found that, overall, women who had a history of migraines had a 30 percent lower risk of breast cancer ... mechanism behind the association between migraines and breast cancer is not fully known, but Li and ...

Migraine Sufferers Face Greater Blood Clot Risk

... of the arteries. The authors found that having migraines appeared to raise the risk for experiencing a ... noted that among those who had no history of migraines just under 8 percent had experienced the blood ... contrary to popular thinking, having a history of migraines in no way raised the risk for developing a ...

Gene Could Boost Stroke Risk for Migraine Sufferers

... spotted a gene that may lessen the risk of migraines with aura. However, the risk is still there, and if the person goes on to develop migraines with aura, this migraine-protective gene actually ... From that group, nearly 40 percent said they had migraines accompanied by an aura. An aura is a visual ...

Skin Pain, Sensitivity Rises With Migraine

... April 23 (HealthDay News) -- People who have migraines -- either chronic or episodic -- are more likely ... As many as two-thirds of those affected by migraines may also experience a condition called cutaneous ... Of those who reported having chronic migraines -- daily headaches -- 68 percent also experienced ...

Overuse of Opioids, Barbiturates Boosts Chronic Migraine Risk

... such as codeine and oxycodone too often for migraines could double the chances of having chronic migraines a year later, new research says. The study, ... aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen. Having migraines on 15 or more days a month is considered a ...

Migraines' Frequency Influences Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

... 17 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have weekly migraines are at an increased risk for stroke compared to ... On the other hand, those with less frequent migraines may have an increased risk of heart attack, the ... in Chicago, point to different mechanisms linking migraines to distinct cardiovascular troubles, experts say. ...

Comatose locusts may help relieve migraines

... important clue to understanding what causes human migraines and how to reduce their painful effects, says ... in mammals that has been associated with human migraines and stroke. As a way of temporarily shutting ... be an evolutionary link to what happens during migraines in people. Its possible, for example, that the ...

Migraine Tied to Thickening in Brain Area

... News) -- People who suffer from repeated migraines have a thickening in an area of their brains ... But exactly what this means, or whether the migraines or the brain-thickening come first, is not yet ... If we could follow people over a few years of migraines and see if we can see changes going one direction ...

Many Kids Outgrow Chronic Headaches

... Those with migraines more likely to struggle in adulthood, study finds,,,, ... the July 15 online issue of Neurology , found that teens who experienced migraines were more likely to continue having headaches as they got older. "This ...

Common migraine pain condition also prevalent in cluster headache

... (PHILADELPHIA) A pain condition common in people with migraines also has a high prevalence in patients with cluster headache, according to ... and suggests that there may be overlap in mechanisms for pain between migraines and cluster headaches." ...

Clinical Topicals Makes Breakthrough Migraine Treatment Available Free to Soldiers

... Soldiers Now Have New Weapon against Chronic migraines from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- ... service men and woman on active duty in the Middle East are suffering from migraines related to post-traumatic stress disorder or head trauma. While oral ...

Safe exercise for migraine sufferers

... Many patients who suffer from migraines avoid taking aerobic exercise because they are afraid that the physical ... without aggravating this painful condition. Patients who suffer from migraines are often advised to take exercise, but to date no studies have been ...

Neurologist to Announce Breakthrough Headache Treatment

... Morton I. Hyson, M.D., will announce a revolutionary new treatment for migraines and chronic headaches, according to Clinical Topicals PHP. The treatment ... a patented topical analgesic and a form-fitting headache mask to relieve migraines and other severe headaches in minutes without side effects. Dr. ...

Study reviews health risks, economic burden of migraine

... of relevant articles to identify possible health risks associated with migraines that warrant further study. Migraine affects millions of individuals ... cerebrovascular and long-term neurologic effects. Suffering from migraines may also be a risk factor for brain lesions. Additionally, studies ...

Migraine mutations reveal clues to biological basis of disorder

... Fifteen percent to 20 percent of people worldwide suffer from migraines excruciating headaches often presaged by dramatic sensations, or "auras." ... nerve impulses. The findings identify cellular events that may prompt migraines specifically the aura that precedes them and suggest that medications ...

Portable device effective in zapping away migraine pain

... established safety of the TMS device, this is a promising treatment for migraines with aura. This sets the stage for future studies in migraines without aura." The TMS device sends a strong electric current through a ...

Epilepsy Drug Doesn't Prevent Migraines

... does not seem to prevent migraines, as once thought, a new study finds. migraines affect more than 28 million Americans, and certain epilepsy drugs have ... difference between people taking oxcarbazepine or placebo in the number of migraines they suffered during the study. The report appears in the Feb. 12 issue ...

Zogenix and Astellas Enter Exclusive Co-Promotion Agreement in the US for Newly Approved Sumavel(TM) DosePro(TM)

... to our promotional efforts and help ensure the successful launch of Sumavel DosePro." According to the National Headache Foundation, acute migraines affect nearly 30 million Americans, primarily women between the ages of 25 and 40, who are treated by primary care physicians and neurologists. ...

Hormonal Therapies Offer Effective Solutions for Many Adult Women With Acne

... for combination oral contraceptives include a personal history of breast cancer, heart attack or stroke, uncontrolled high blood pressure, migraines with neurological symptoms, or abnormal vaginal bleeding, to name a few. Dermatologists will review these factors with patients to determine if ...

Chronic and Complex Diseases on the Rise in Philadelphia: Adults Using More Medications to Treat Chronic Conditions

... and complex conditions. Many commonly used therapy classes including drugs to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression and migraines all have experienced increases in adults 20 and older. The analysis, conducted by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS ) the nation's ...

Early stimulus funding supports research in adolescent addiction

... part-time status. Miranda himself will be able to continue this program of research under the grant. Topiramate, which has also been used to treat migraines and epilepsy, is thought to be able to blunt dopamine release in the brain. Dopamine is released during substance abuse and subsequently contributes ...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Phase 3 Trial of LEVADEX(TM) Migraine Product Candidate Meets All Four Primary Endpoints

... nausea, vomiting, photophobia (sensitivity to light) and phonophobia (sensitivity to sound). According to the National Headache Foundation, most migraines last between four and 24 hours, but some last as long as three days. On average, migraine sufferers experience 1.5 migraine attacks monthly, ...

FDA Mandates New Warnings for Botox

... cases involved children given the drug to control muscle spasticity associated with cerebral palsy and adults using it to treat muscle spasticity, migraines and cervical dystonia. "The hospitalizations are very few, deaths are very rare, but they have been reported," said Dr. Ellis F. Unger, acting ...

Migraine prevention by targeting glutamate receptors?

... drug developers to provide new drugs to prevent migraine attacks before they start. In the U.S. alone, approximately 30 million people suffer from migraines and the cost to employers has been estimated at $13 billion annually in lost productivity. Currently, several types of drugs, like generic beta ...

New Initiative to Support Pediatric Migraine Research Announced

... For Our Children will help focus the work where it is so greatly needed," said Kirsten Heinemann, whose 16 year-old son Erik has suffered from migraines since he was eight. To further the For Our Children program, the Migraine Research Foundation will raise funds to provide seed money grants to ...

New initiative to support pediatric migraine research is announced

... it. FOR OUR CHILDREN will help focus the work where it is so greatly needed," said Kirsten Heinemann, whose 16 year-old son Erik has suffered from migraines since he was eight. To further the FOR OUR CHILDREN program, the Migraine Research Foundation will raise funds to provide seed money grants to ...

Clues Found to Brain Mechanism Behind Migraines

... release issued by the journal's publisher. More information The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about migraines . -- Kevin McKeever SOURCE: Cell Press, news release, March 11, 2009 ...

Many Combat Vets Suffer Severe Headaches Upon Return

... complaint among soldiers who suffered mild head trauma while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. These headaches tend to be debilitating, mirroring migraines in intensity, according to research released Monday that is to be presented next month at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in ...

Using Sleep to Manage Headaches May Cause Insomnia

... different types of headaches may call for different treatments, and it's often difficult to determine the best approach. "The treatment for migraines is somewhat different than TTH," said de la Vega. "The question is whether better management during wake-hours, so as to avoid just taking a nap, ...
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