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Migraine sufferers needlessly enduring agonizing pain

Hundreds of thousands of Australians are needlessly enduring days of agony because they don't know how to prevent migraines, researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have found.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New migraine clinical trial guidelines

Experts from the International Headache Society (IHS) have developed new recommendations for conduct of acute and preventive migraine clinical trials. The third edition of Migraine Clinical Trials Guidelines is now available ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study rates migraine medications

(HealthDay)—The best medications to use if you suffer migraine headaches are listed in a new study.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blood levels of fat cell hormone may predict severity of migraines

In a small, preliminary study of regular migraine sufferers, scientists have found that measuring a fat-derived protein called adiponectin (ADP) before and after migraine treatment can accurately reveal which headache victims ...

Neuroscience

Migraine drug commonly used in ER may not be best option

A drug commonly used in hospital emergency rooms for people with migraine is substantially less effective than an alternate drug and should not be used as a first choice treatment, according to a study published in the October ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA approves first drug aimed at preventing migraines

(HealthDay)—The millions of Americans who suffer from migraine may have a new source of hope—the first drug aimed at preventing the headaches gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Thursday.

Neuroscience

Exposure to narrow band of green light improves migraine symptoms

Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is a frequent symptom of migraine headaches, which affect nearly 15 percent of the world's population. A new study, led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and ...

Neuroscience

Pilot study suggests migraine can be treated without medicine

By slightly changing the body's own molecules using a small inhaler, certain migraine patients can either cut down on medication or do without it completely. This is shown by a pilot study published in the scientific journal ...

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