Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researcher making headway in fighting migraines

A study by a UT Dallas researcher has revealed new information about a potential chemical causing pain hypersensitivity in migraines, which is the third most common disease in the world.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Occipital nerve stimulation effective for chronic migraine

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic migraine (CM), peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves reduces the number of headache days, according to a study published online Oct. 25 in Pain Practice.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Meditation plus medication could be the best medicine for migraines

"Effect of Different Meditation Types on Migraine Headache Medication Use," an article recently published in Behavioral Medicine, examines whether or not, and to what extent, a combination of spiritual meditation and migraine ...

Neuroscience

New drug to prevent migraine may start working in days

A new drug to prevent migraine was associated with fewer headache hours for people with chronic migraine within three to seven days after the first injection, according to a study published in the June 8, 2016, online issue ...

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

Neuropeptide may be real cause of migraines

A pair of researchers, one with New York University College of Dentistry in New York, the other with King's College in the U.K. has found that a neuropeptide may be responsible for the onset of migraines. In their paper published ...

Surgery

Cosmetic surgery leads to possible pain relief from migraines

Bryan Kirsch knew something was wrong when the stairs moved. After roughhousing with his children in 2011, he was walking upstairs with one when, he remembered, "I look up the stairs, and the whole world is spinning."

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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