Health

Exercise just as good as drugs at preventing migraines: study

Although exercise is often prescribed as a treatment for migraine, there has not previously been sufficient scientific evidence that it really works. However, research from the Sahlgrenska Academy has now shown that exercise ...

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.

Medical research

Migraine prevention by targeting glutamate receptors?

When migraine strikes, because of severe pain, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound, sufferers are effectively disabled for up to 72 hours. Since they are forced to stop what they are doing until ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Good news: Migraines hurt your head but not your brain

Migraines currently affect about 20 percent of the female population, and while these headaches are common, there are many unanswered questions surrounding this complex disease. Previous studies have linked this disorder ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common migraine pain condition also prevalent in cluster headache

A pain condition common in people with migraines also has a high prevalence in patients with cluster headache, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Jefferson Headache Center at Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience.

Pediatrics

No proof drugs ease kids' migraines, study says

(HealthDay)—Children and teens who get migraine headaches suffer in multiple ways, missing school and fun time with friends while waiting for the debilitating pain to subside.

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