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
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Allergies and hay fever may increase the number and severity of migraine headaches, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 6,000 migraine sufferers who filled out a questionnaire in 2008 as part of the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study. Two-thirds of the respondents said they [...]
Prescription pain medications should not be the first treatment for migraines. And doctors shouldn’t routinely order brain scans for patients with these debilitating headaches, according to new guidelines.
FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) — People who suffer from migraines are twice as likely to be depressed as others without the debilitating headaches, according to a new study. And those who experience migraines, particularly people younger than 30, are also more likely to consider suicide, the Canadian researchers said. Routine screenings and interventions are needed [...]
Obese people may be at higher risk for episodic migraines, a new study suggests. Episodic migraines — the more common type of migraine — occur 14 days or fewer per month, while chronic migraines occur at least 15 days per month.
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) — People with migraines — either with or without an aura preceding the headache — show changes in the structure of their brains on imaging tests, researchers say. A new review of previous research shows that people who have migraines have abnormalities in the brain’s white matter, [...]