Health

Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study

A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10—a vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body that is used to produce ...

Surgery

First-of-a-kind surgery in US for severe headaches

For those suffering excruciating pain from cluster headaches, relief may soon be available from an investigational device being studied in a national multicenter clinical trial. Recently, doctors at The Ohio State University ...

Neuroscience

Weight loss surgery can significantly improve migraines: study

Bariatric surgery may provide an added benefit to severely obese patients besides weight loss: it can also help alleviate the excruciating pain of migraine headaches, according to new research from The Miriam Hospital, published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Migraine patients can now try three new drugs for prevention

Until this year, migraine sufferers had to make do with drugs originally developed for other medical conditions, such as high blood pressure or depression. Now, there are three new drugs that were developed just for preventing ...

Genetics

Chronic pain gene identified

British researchers say they have identified the gene that controls chronic pain, opening the door to new drug therapies that block the chemical processes that cause chronic back pain, headaches or arthritis.

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Studies show promise in new migraine prevention drugs

Migraine researchers and clinicians are growing excited about a new class of drugs called Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibodies, which are showing promise in treating high-frequency episodic migraine ...

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Headache

In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints.[citation needed]

There are a number of different classification systems for headaches. The most well-recognized is that of the International Headache Society.

Treatment of a headache depends on the underlying etiology or cause, but commonly involves analgesics.

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