Headaches and Migraines
If your head hurts, the first step in making the pain going away is to find out why your head hurts. Your headache could be a tension, cluster, sinus, or rebound headacheor even a migraine. The more you know, the easier it is to stop or prevent headache pain.
Headaches and Migraines News
By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) — Migraines and depression can each cause a great deal of suffering, but new research indicates the combination of the two may be linked to something else entirely — a smaller brain. Already aware that people with migraines face double the risk of depression, scientists wanted to determine [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) — People who endure chronic migraines or back pain are more likely to attempt suicide, whether or not they also suffer from depression or another psychiatric condition, according to a new study. “Clinicians who are seeing patients with certain pain conditions should be aware they are at increased [...]
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women who struggle with migraine headaches should never use medicines containing the ingredient valproate because they can lower the IQ scores of their children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday. The new warning will be included on the labels of medicines that contain valproate. These medicines [...]
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they’ve identified a gene mutation associated with a typical form of migraine headache. The causes of migraine headaches are unknown. Between 10 percent and 20 percent of people suffer from the debilitating, recurrent headaches. For the new study, published May 1 in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers analyzed [...]
By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) — People with severe or frequent migraines often turn to drugs to prevent them. But do the medications work? A new review of preventive treatments shows there is not much difference in the effectiveness of commonly prescribed drugs — they work for some people, in some cases. [...]