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

New drugs offer hope for migraine prevention

Two new studies may offer hope for people with migraine. The two studies released today will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.

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.

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

Few migraine sufferers referred for behavioral treatments

(HealthDay) -- Behavioral treatments can prevent migraines in some patients, but many migraine specialists aren't aware of this and don't refer people for therapy, a new study indicates.

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 ...

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