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While Some New Agents Will Achieve Strong Sales, the Migraine Drug Market Will Decline $1.3 Billion by 2018 as Generic Erosion Takes Toll on Top-Selling Brands

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that although sales of emerging therapies will partially offset losses to generic competitors, the migraine dr...

Smoking more than 5 cigarettes a day provokes migraine attacks

Tobacco acts as a precipitating factor for headaches, specifically migraines. This is indicated in a study which shows that smokers have more migraine attacks and that smoking more than five cigarettes a day triggers this headache. The work has appeared in the Journal of Headache and Pain . Th...

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 a study conducted by researchers at the Jefferson Headache Center at Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience. Approximately half of a group of patients with clu...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: The evolution of migraine from episodic headache to chronic disorder

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Patients living with migraine have strong reason for new optimism concerning a positive future. Two review articles and an accompanying editorial, "The Future of Migraine: Beyond Just Another Pill," in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings , are the basis for an ironic ...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: The Evolution of Migraine from Episodic Headache to Chronic Disorder

ROCHESTER, Minn., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients living with migraine have strong reason for new optimism concerning a positive future. Two review articles and an accompanying editorial, "The Future of Migraine: Beyond Just Another Pill," in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings...

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

- Both Rapid and Sustained Pain Relief for up to 48 Hours - - Conference Call to be Held Today at 8:30 a.m. ET - MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP ) announced today that the efficacy portion of its first Phase 3 clinical t...

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/ -- Clinical Topicals PHP announced today that it is making its new migraine treatment available free to military personnel returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan. ...

My Mother/Myself: Migraine Headaches are Hereditary

Experts urge sufferers to break the cycle of suffering 'Migraine Million' fundraiser honors one-in-a-million moms CHICAGO, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mother/daughter relationship can give some women headaches -- literally. Yet, on Mother's Day we choose to put that aside an...

Safe exercise for migraine sufferers

Many patients who suffer from migraines avoid taking aerobic exercise because they are afraid that the physical activity may bring on a serious migraine attack. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed an exercise programme that can improve fitne...

Study shows that exercise reduces migraine suffering

Gteborg, Sweden March 26, 2009 While physical exercise has been shown to trigger migraine headaches among sufferers, a new study describes an exercise program that is well tolerated by patients. The findings show that the program decreased the frequency of headaches and improved quality of life....

New Initiative to Support Pediatric Migraine Research Announced

Migraine Research Foundation's For Our Children will raise funds for innovative research in this critically under-served population. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 21, 2009 -- Today, the Migraine Research Foundation (MRF) announced a new initiative to promote and support ...

New initiative to support pediatric migraine research is announced

NEW YORK, March 20 -- Today, the Migraine Research Foundation (MRF) announced a new initiative to promote and support research in pediatric and adolescent migraine called FOR OUR CHILDREN. The new program is a multi-faceted funding plan intended to further the understanding of migraine and its ca...

Warmer-Than-Average Temperatures Raise Migraine Risk

Barometric pressure can also trigger debilitating headaches, researchers say,,,, MONDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- If you think changes in the weather bring on migraines, it might not be all in your head. Harvard researchers report in a new study that people are more likely to vi...

Hormones Boost Frequency of Women's Migraine With Aura

Mouse study finds 2 genes likely behind spread of depression with these headaches MONDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- In women, hormones increase the frequency of an inherited form of severe migraine accompanied by visual disturbances called auras, according to a Massachusetts General ...

New Migraine Drug Shows Promise

Telcagepant works differently than standard triptans, researchers say MONDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A drug called telcagepant proved safe and effective in treating migraines and caused fewer side effects than the widely-used migraine drug zolmitriptan (Zomig), according to a stud...

Gene Could Boost Stroke Risk for Migraine Sufferers

The variant seems important for those who have headaches with aura, researchers say,, THURSDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've 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 m...

CoLucid Pharmaceuticals Announces $25 Million Series B Financing for Advancement of First-in-Class Migraine Compound

INDIANAPOLIS, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an innovative biotechnology company focusing on therapies for central nervous system disorders, announced it closed a $25 million Series B financing. New investor Care Capital led the round, which included previous investors P...

OptiNose presents data on highly effective migraine treatment

BOSTON, MA Saturday June 28, 2008 OptiNose announced today that it presented important new data demonstrating the superior performance of its novel nasal drug delivery device with sumatriptan for the treatment of migraines. The Phase II results indicate that the drug-device combination achieves...

Portable device effective in zapping away migraine pain

COLUMBUS, Ohio A novel electronic device designed to "zap" away migraine pain before it starts has proven to be the next form of relief for those suffering from the debilitating disease, according to a study conducted at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Results of the study, to be pres...

National Headache Foundation Offers Statement, Experts on Appropriate Use of Medications for Migraine Treatment

CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to news reports that Shawn Southwick King, wife of CNN host, Larry King, is allegedly being treated for medication use related to migraine, the National Headache Foundation today issued the following statement. Migraine is not a daily headache and...

Webinar on June 25 to Focus on Opportunity for Treating Chronic Pain, Migraine and Muscle Spasticity Through Inhibition of Neurotransmitter Glutamate

TorreyPines Therapeutics' CEO Neil Kurtz, M.D., to Moderate Discussion Following Presentations by Tony Yaksh, Ph.D.; Jerome Goldstein, M.D.; and Alan J. Tuchman, M.D. LA JOLLA, Calif., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A Webinar hosted by TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:...

Overuse of Opioids, Barbiturates Boosts Chronic Migraine Risk

Self-treating headaches with these drugs doubles chance of having chronic episodes THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Taking barbiturates and opioids such as codeine and oxycodone too often for migraines could double the chances of having chronic migraines a year later, new researc...

MyMigraineConnection.com and Migraine Expert Teri Robert Announce Seventh Annual Migraine and Headache Poetry Contest

ARLINGTON, Va., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Author and Patient Advocate Teri Robert knows the pain migraine sufferers face each day -- she's been experiencing headaches and migraine attacks herself since childhood. Finding writing therapeutic and wanting to further help those in the mi...

The HealthCentral Network Wins eHealthcare Awards for Breast Cancer and Migraine Web Sites

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The HealthCentral Network, Inc. ( http://www.HealthCentral.com ) has received top recognition from the eHealthcare Leadership Awards for its breast cancer site, MyBreastCancerNetwork.com, and its migraine site, MyMigraineConnection.com. Ho...

Business Coalition Honors BlueChoice HealthPlan for Migraine Program

COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) presented BlueChoice(R) HealthPlan of South Carolina an eValue8 Health Plan Innovation Award at the NBCH annual conference this month. The award recognizes programs that address critical health care need...

New therapy based on magnetic stimulation shows promise for non-drug treatment for migraine

A new UCSF study examining the mechanism of a novel therapy that uses magnetic pulses to treat chronic migraine sufferers showed the treatment to be a promising alternative to medication. The therapy is called transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS. Study findings were presented today (Apri...

Study reviews health risks, economic burden of migraine

Falls Church, Va. February 02, 2009 A new study published in Value in Health reviews the economic burden of migraine in the U.S. and recent clinical findings of the health risks of this neurological condition. This study traces the history of economic articles published on migraine using the P...

Survey Finds Employers Split on Impact and Cost of Migraine

Most employers are unsure of how migraine headaches influence the health and productivity of their employees CHICAGO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In a survey of large employers released today by the non-profit Midwest Business Group on Health, 91 percent of respondents recognize that migraine hea...

Army personnel show increased risk for migraine

Tacoma, Wash. August 27, 2008 Two new studies show that migraine headaches are very common among U.S. military personnel, yet the condition is frequently underdiagnosed. The studies, appearing in Headache , the peer-reviewed journal of the American Headache Society, examine the incidence among ...

Skin Pain, Sensitivity Rises With Migraine

Almost two-thirds of people with these headaches suffer from skin discomfort, study finds,,,, WEDNESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- People who have migraines -- either chronic or episodic -- are more likely to suffer from serious skin pain and sensitivity, new research shows. As m...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Reaches Agreement with FDA on Special Protocol Assessment for MAP0004 Phase 3 Clinical Trial in Patients With Migraine

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP ), an emerging pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has completed the special protocol assessment (SPA) process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first Phase 3 cl...

Link Between Migraine Attacks in Teens and Suicidal Tendencies

Those of you budding youth, who suffer migraine attacks, beware. Recent research has shown the propensity of teen migraine sufferers to be prone// to depression and suicidal tendencies. They could also be suffering other psychiatric ailments like panic disorder or depression. Teens suffering ...

Gain from Pain - Migraine Unplugged

Eleanor Hall – Nearly two million Australians suffer this painful condition in a year, but all is not lost, new research shows. Infact long time sufferers may also stand// to gain from the excruciating pain. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore showed that women who suffered...

FDA Warns Migraine Medicine Makers

The government had warned the world's largest maker of generic drugs and 19 other companies that they are illegally selling// migraine medicines without federal approval. The Food and Drug Administration said the 20 warning letters were part of an effort to halt the marketing of unapproved an...

Heart Defect Is Linked to Some Cases of Migraine Headache

A severe migraine attack can be agonizingly painful and accompanied by extreme light sensitivity and powerful nausea. Medications control some people's headaches, but// for some sufferers no drug completely prevents debilitating attacks. For such people, hope may come from a new clinical tria...

Study Finds That Migraine Drug Can Ease The Severest Of Facial Pain

A new study in Japan has found migraine medication sumatriptan, known by the brand names Imitrex or Imigran, can provide relief for pain// due to trigeminal neuralgia up to eight hours. Now researchers have found that a migraine medication could provide relief for people who suffer from, trig...

Medication Abuse In Chronic Migraine May Cause Hormonal Abnormalities

A study suggests that people with chronic migraines who overuse pain relievers may have abnormalities in certain hormonal responses//. Dr. Innocenzo Rainero the study's lead author stated that though not yet clearly understood if overusing migraine medications can sometimes cause periodic mig...

Acupuncture As Good As Drug Therapy In Migraine Treatment

A German study has now proved that acupuncture, even sham acupuncture may be as effective as drug when it comes to treating migraine//. A comparable level of treatment efficacy has been documented with both forms of acupuncture and similar results were obtained with respect to reduction in migraine...

The Effect Of Pain Relievers In Treating Kids With Migraine Questioned

Migraine headaches, usually an inherited disorder, are common in children with frequency increasing in adolescence, // according to researchers. The pain relievers ibuprofen and acetaminophen are safe and effective for treating migraine headaches in children and adolescents according to new guideli...

The Link Between Migraine And Brain Lesions Questioned

A new study shows people who suffer from migraine headaches may be at risk for brain // lesions and infarctions, which are areas of the brain where the tissue has died. Researchers studied nearly 400 randomly selected adults, ages 30 to 60. They grouped the patients into categories of having mi...
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