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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 headache—or even a migraine. The more you know, the easier it is to stop or prevent headache pain.

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Headaches and Migraines News

  • Sleepwalkers Feel No Pain When Injured: Study

    FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some sleepwalkers don’t feel pain when they suffer an injury — even a severe one — during a sleepwalking episode, a new study finds. But sleepwalkers are at increased risk for headaches and migraines when they’re awake, the researchers added. The researchers assessed 100 sleepwalkers and a control group of [...]

  • Blood Test Might One Day Help Spot Migraines

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report that measuring levels of certain fats in the bloodstream might one day help spot women at high risk for migraines. “While more research is needed to confirm these initial findings, the possibility of discovering a new biomarker for migraine is exciting,” wrote study author Dr. B. Lee [...]

  • Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk

    THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older smokers who experience migraines appear to be at increased risk of stroke, a new study suggests. The study included nearly 1,300 people, average age 68, who suffered migraine headaches with and without aura. Migraine with aura is a migraine that’s preceded or accompanied by visual effects such as [...]

  • Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as Adult

    FRIDAY, July 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Experiencing a traumatic event during childhood may raise the risk for migraines as an adult, new Canadian research suggests. “We found the more types of violence the individual had been exposed to during their childhood, the greater the odds of migraine,” study author Sarah Brennenstuhl, from the University of [...]

  • Migraine’s Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic

    THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who have migraines have a greater risk for heart disease, but their genes may not be to blame for the connection, new research suggests. Scientists looked at two large studies that pinpointed genetic variations that can increase the risk for migraine and heart disease. The first study included [...]

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