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

SEATTLE The relationship between migraine headaches in women and a significant reduction in breast cancer risk has been confirmed in a follow-on study to landmark research published last year and conducted by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The new study found a 26 percent r...

Belly Fat May Make Migraines More Likely

Age and gender also affect chances of having debilitating headaches THURSDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Being overweight may increase the risk of migraine headaches in young and middle-aged adults, suggests a U.S. study that included 22,211 people. Age, gender and the way body fa...

Plastic Surgery Technique Might Ease Migraines

It targets facial muscles, nerves linked to headache, researchers explain FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Thanks to a procedure borrowed from cosmetic surgery, Michelle Cramer has now lost most of her frequent and debilitating migraine headaches, as well as her frown lines. Cram...

Clues Found to Brain Mechanism Behind Migraines

Study in mice pinpoints role of gene mutation in triggering certain headaches WEDNESDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists believe they may have found the biological trigger to a particular type of migraine headache. In the March 12 issue of Neuron , an Italian university s...

Epilepsy Drug Doesn't Prevent Migraines

Unlike other epilepsy meds, Trileptal was no better than placebo, study finds MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The epilepsy drug oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) does not seem to prevent migraines, as once thought, a new study finds. Migraines affect more than 28 million Americans, and...

Comatose locusts may help relieve migraines

KINGSTON, ON. The way locusts react to stress may provide an important clue to understanding what causes human migraines and how to reduce their painful effects, says Queens University Biology professor Mel Robertson. With PhD student Corinne Rodgers, Dr. Robertson is using insect models to e...

Neuromuscular Dentistry Ends Woman's Migraines

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Kim Reed, 42, suffered with migraines for 10 years. In the last three years, the regularity of these headaches increased to three or four a week. She was taking five prescription drugs daily and her neurologist had her placed on short-term disability. It wa...

History of Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of Retinopathy

Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, have found out that middle-aged people with a history of migraine and other headaches are at a higher risk of retinopathy than others. Retinopathy is described as damage to the retina of the eye that can lead to severe vision p...

Women With Migraines More Likely to Have Depression

Women with chronic headache, especially migraines, are more likely to be depressed,// feel tired, and have a host of other severe physical symptoms, according to a study. The study involved 1032 women at headache clinics in five states. Of the women surveyed, 593 reported episodic headache (fewe...

Drug Prescribed for Migraines and Seizures Increases Risk of Kidney Stones

Topiramate (Topamax), a drug commonly prescribed to treat seizures and migraine headaches, can increase the propensity of calcium phosphate kidney stones//, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. A study – the largest cross-sectional examination of how the long-term use of t...

Many Teens Lose Migraines as They Reach Adulthood

There’s good news for kids and teens with migraines. Nearly 40 percent of kids and teens with migraine no longer had headaches 10 years later, and another 20 percent developed// less severe headaches, according to a new study published in the October 24, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific jou...

The Link Between Migraines And Chest Pain

The link between migraines and the risk of coronary heart disease has been debated for many years. A recent study shows // no link between the two but does show people with migraine headaches report more chest pain, also known as angina. People with a history of migraines or other headaches with...

Link Between Migraines and Behavioral Disorders

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is one of the most common behavioral disorders in children. Now, new research shows migraines may be to blame for some ODD cases. Researchers in, Ohio studied children between ages 6 and 17 who were diagnosed with a migraine condition. //Participants were gi...

Hormones Linked To Migraines

Irregularities in hormones produced by the hypothalamus, the area of the brain that regulates such basic functions as hunger and body temperature, may underlie chronic migraines. The findings provide hope for the 2% to 3% of the general population who suffer from the debilitating headaches, since d...

Jefferson Researchers Want to Learn If Heart Defect 'at Heart' of Some Migraines

Researchers of the heart and headaches at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are combining efforts to determine if a common heart defect may be the cause// of some forms of migraine headaches. Investigators from the Jefferson Heart Institute and the Jefferson Headache Center are enrolling p...

Excessive RAMP1 Protein may Cause Migraines

A recent study has attempted to explain why some people get migraine headaches while others do not.// The researchers found that too much of a small protein called RAMP1 appears to amplify a nerve cell receptor's response to a neuropeptide. The neuropeptide is called CGRP (calcitonin g...

A Combination of Botox and Surgery Cures Migraines

An innovative surgical technique involving Botox brings relief to a long time migraine sufferer//. Five years ago, Sharon Schafer Bennett suffered from migraines so severe that the headaches disrupted her life, kept her from seeking a job and interfered with participation in her children's da...

Discontinuing Overused Pain Medications Helps Revert Migraines

In a study published in the journal "Headache," researchers at the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul have reported that discontinuing overused pain medication// , following an exercise regimen and taking preventive medications, may help revert transformed migraines to normal migraine. Transform...

Good Sleep Habits Could Reduce the Intensity of Migraines

Good sleep habits can help lessen the intensity of migraines, says a study. Anne Calhoun, associate professor of neurology //at the University of North Carolina Medical School, studied over 100 women migraine sufferers and found those who improved their sleep habits had reduced headache frequ...

Drug used to treat hypertension effective in countering Migraines

Migraines,headaches which involve intense throbbing pain, sometimes accompanied by visual disturbances as well as sensitivity to light and sounds, have been found to respond to a drug hitherto used to treat high blood pressure//. Norwegian researchers reported that drugs like candesartan cile...

Effectiveness of acupuncture for migraines

Acupuncture seems to be no more effective than sham acupuncture in patients// suffering from migraines, although both seems to be better than waiting list control intervention. The researchers of Center for Complementary Medicine Research, Munich, Germany, had divided migraine patients into th...

Relief From Migraines

People may now be able to rid themselves of migraines by giving their body a daily energy boost. According to researchers migraine patients taking // the energy supplement coenzyme Q10 had fewer monthly incidents of migraine. Coenzyme is the "energy producing" antioxidant and is made naturally by t...

Preventive Therapies Found to be More Effective in Managing Migraines

More than 25 million people in the United States suffer from migraine headaches. According to studies, patients who wait to treat migraines and overuse medication may actually// worsen their conditions. Patients often aggravate the severity of their migraine by taking too much acute medication,...

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

...ence 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. Table...

Hormonal Therapies Offer Effective Solutions for Many Adult Women With Acne

...indications 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 hormon...

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

...ic 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 lea...

Many Kids Outgrow Chronic Headaches

... Those with migraines more likely to struggle in adulthood, study finds,,,, WEDNESDAY...n 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 l...

Migraines Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

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

Migraine Frequency Tied to Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

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

Smoking more than 5 cigarettes a day provokes migraine attacks

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

Migraine With Aura May Lead to Brain Lesions

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

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 t...

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 ...ions, and suggests that there may be overlap in mechanisms for pain between migraines and cluster headaches." ...

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

...hes, 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, although...

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/ -- C... 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 medica...

FDA Mandates New Warnings for Botox

...ost 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 dep...

Migraine prevention by targeting glutamate receptors?

...to 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 blocke...

Safe exercise for migraine sufferers

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

New Initiative to Support Pediatric Migraine Research Announced

...t. 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 r...

New initiative to support pediatric migraine research is announced

...nt 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 re...
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