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Weight and Migraine Pain

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WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the nod to Emgality, an injected medication that's the first to cut the frequency of cluster headaches.

Episodic cluster headaches are "an extremely painful and often debilitating condition," the FDA's Dr. Eric Bastings noted in an agency news release. He's deputy director of the Divisi...

WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with migraine may be much more likely to attempt suicide than others, a new study suggests.

It found that 1 in 12 adults with migraine had attempted suicide -- and those with a history of sexual abuse or long-term exposure to domestic violence had a significantly higher risk.

The findings come from data on nearly 22,000 C...

SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For people who carry too much weight and suffer from migraines, dropping some pounds might help ease their pain, new research shows.

"When people lose weight, the number of days per month with migraine decreases, as does pain severity and headache attack duration," said lead researcher Dr. Claudio Pagano. He is a...

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A lower dose of a medication to prevent acute mountain sickness is as effective as the standard, higher dose, a new study finds.

Acute mountain sickness (AMS) can cause headaches, gastrointestinal upset, fatigue, weakness, vertigo and sleep problems.

Many hikers and climbers use a drug called acetazolamide (Diamox) to prevent AMS....

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many survivors of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa have ongoing health problems, a new study finds.

More than 28,000 people were infected and more than 11,000 died in the outbreak.

Researchers compared 966 Ebola survivors from Liberia with 2,350 close contacts and sexual partners. They found that survivors were more lik...

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with migraines may be at higher odds of also having chronic dry eye disease, and that's especially true for seniors, new research shows.

The 10-year study of almost 73,000 people cared for at ophthalmology clinics in North Carolina found that -- after accounting for certain medication use and other factors -- people with migraine had a...

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In drinking lore, it's said that having beer before wine, instead of the other way around, can help prevent a hangover. Well, it's not true, a new study finds.

You'll suffer the next day if you drink too much, regardless of how you sequence your drinks, according to researchers at Witten/Herdecke University in Germany and the University of Ca...

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A study of more than 74,000 French women has turned up an unexpected finding: Those who suffer from migraines have a significantly lower risk for type 2 diabetes.

The finding is based on surveys sent to thousands of women born between 1925 and 1950. The study found that -- after adjusting for body weight and other health factors -- women who s...

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New insight into why women get more migraines than men could lead to better treatments, researchers say.

The results of lab and animal experiments suggest changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells around a key nerve in the head and connected blood vessels more sensitive to migraine triggers. And that increases migraine ris...

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Headaches are common in children and teens, but many parents aren't sure when to seek professional help for their child, a new survey finds.

The survey of parents with children aged 6 to 18 found that two-thirds said their child has had a headache not caused by a fall or head injury.

"Headaches are very common in children and usually...

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many women with migraines have headaches triggered by hormonal fluctuations. Now a small study hints that estrogen could play a role in men's migraines, too.

The study of 39 men found that those with migraines had higher estrogen levels, on average, than men who were migraine-free.

On the other hand, both groups of men had similar...

WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Slow down and savor your ice cream sundae or smoothie -- it's the best way to prevent the dreaded head pain commonly known as "brain freeze."

"When you consume cold foods or drinks too fast, it cools down the carotid artery located just behind your jawline. Doing that chills the blood going to your brain," explained Dr. Greg McLauchlin, an ...

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine sufferers could soon turn to a number of new medications to avoid their crippling headaches.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aimovig (erenumab), the first migraine prevention drug ever developed.

On its heels comes a successful trial of the migraine prevention drug galcanezumab.

G...

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Although millions of Americans suffer concussions each year, many aren't given information about traumatic brain injury or follow-up care, a new study finds.

"The lack of follow-up after a concussion is concerning because these patients can suffer adverse and debilitating effects for a very long time," said study lead author Seth Seabury.

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THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Because vertigo can have many causes, treating it can be difficult, but researchers have identified a new type that may be effectively treated with medication.

"These conditions can be difficult to diagnose and quite debilitating for people, so it's exciting to be able to discover this new diagnosis of a condition that may respond to treatmen...

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- 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.

Researchers have found that the injected drug, called Aimovig (erenumab), can prevent migraines if other treatments have failed to do so.

"A...

THURSDAY, May 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Early humans' ability to adapt to cold climates may have been helped by a genetic variant that's common in modern people who live in colder regions -- and is linked with migraine headaches, researchers say.

Within the last 50,000 years, humans left Africa and colonized cold areas in Asia, Europe, and other parts of the world. And this coloniza...

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The millions of Americans who suffer from migraine may have a new source of hope -- the first of a new class of drugs aimed at warding off the headaches.

Researchers found that the injected drug, called erenumab, could prevent migraines if other treatments fail to do so.

Erenumab (brand name Aimovig) works by blocking a key brain "...

MONDAY, April 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Forget what a hot chili pepper can do to your stomach: A new case report suggests that eating some of the hottest ones may give you a headache that can send you to the emergency room.

A young man was taking part in a hot chili pepper eating contest and ate a particularly potent type called the Carolina Reaper, according to doctors from Bassett...

FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly everyone has a headache now and then. Most of the time, relief is just an over-the-counter pill away. Other times, learning ways to relax and relieve tension, or getting treatment for sinus infections can get rid of your headaches.

Sometimes, though, headaches can warn of a serious health issue. High blood pressure, a stroke, a brain ...

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Self-administered magnetic pulses from a hand-held device may help head off debilitating migraines, researchers report.

This new way to approach migraine headaches is called "single pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation" (sTMS). Neurologists and psychiatrists have long used the technology to diagnose and treat patients.

The U.S....

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine sufferers might have to worry about more than just dealing with debilitating headaches.

Migraine patients could also face an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and irregular heart rates, a new study suggests.

The risk to heart health appears to be strongest in the first year after diagnosis of migraine,...

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- "Rent-a-drip" IV lounges are popping up across the country, promising speedy recovery for hangover sufferers, jet lag victims and others seeking an intravenous solution to modern dilemmas.

But experts say these lounges are at best a waste of money and at worst potentially dangerous.

"The whole thing is really nonsense," said Dr. S...

FRIDAY, Dec. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Excess drinking on New Year's Eve can lead to a painful morning after, with no sure-fire cure available. But helpful strategies for treating a hangover do exist.

Hangover symptoms -- headache, nausea and dizziness -- occur when the body withdraws from alcohol and a chemical called acetaldehyde is produced, Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency phys...

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Survivors of terror attacks may be at risk of developing frequent migraines or tension-type headaches, a new study suggests.

Norwegian researchers examined the aftermath of a 2011 terrorist attack on a summer camp in Norway that left 69 people dead and 33 severely wounded. Most of the dead were teenagers.

The investigators followe...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two new migraine drugs have shown promise in late-stage clinical trials.

The drugs were designed specifically to target a pathway believed to be important in these headaches.

In stage 3 clinical trials, the drugs were found to work exceptionally well for some people, but not as well for others. Still, headache experts are enthused...

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For many people, nothing's more draining than a throbbing headache or toothache. Scientists now think they know why.

In experiments with mice, researchers at Duke University found that sensory neurons in the head and face are directly linked to one of the brain's main emotional signaling hubs. Sensory neurons in other parts of the body are ...

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Botox injections may help bring relief to children suffering from migraines, a small study suggests.

Botox (botulinum toxin) appears to reduce the frequency of migraines and shorten the length of episodes when they do occur, while also diminishing migraine pain.

At the moment, Botox is only approved as an adult migraine treatment. An...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For people seeking treatment for a migraine in the emergency room, a commonly prescribed opioid called hydromorphone (Dilaudid or Exalgo) doesn't seem to work as well as at least one other medication, a new study finds.

"People go to U.S. emergency departments 1.2 million times a year with migraine, and the opioid drug hydromorphone is us...

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most headaches quickly respond to over-the-counter medications. But if you're among the millions of Americans with migraines, you struggle with a severe pounding that can make you nauseous and sensitive to light and sound.

Women are three times more likely to get migraines than men, according to the U.S. National Institute of Neurological D...

FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Too many people with migraines are prescribed potentially addictive opiate painkillers, while too few may be getting recommended medications, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that of nearly 2,900 Americans who visited the doctor for migraine relief, 15 percent were prescribed opioids such as oxycodone (OxyContin or Percocet) or hydrocod...

TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A noninvasive method of monitoring pressure inside the skull -- using sound waves -- shows promise, researchers report.

Brain disease or a head injury can cause brain tissue to swell, as well as an increase in the volume of fluid that surrounds and protects the brain. This can cause pressure within the skull to rise, and serious complicatio...

SATURDAY, Aug. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It can be tough for people with diabetes to choose appropriate over-the-counter medicines for a cold, cough or headache, a pharmacist explains.

Many of these so-called OTC drugs contain carbohydrates (including sugar) that can affect blood sugar levels, or ingredients that can interact with diabetes medications, ac...

TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries may struggle with severe headaches years later, a new study finds.

The study included 172 vets who served in Afghanistan or Iraq between 2 and 11 years before the study began. Half suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during deployment; half did not.

A TBI is caused by a bu...

MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The drug prochlorperazine is more effective than the opioid hydromorphone in treating emergency room patients with acute migraine, a new study reports.

Acute migraine -- an intense, throbbing headache that may be accompanied by visual disturbances and sensitivity to light and sound -- is a disabling condition that results in 1.2 million visits...

WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seeing a neurologist via video conference may be as effective as an in-person visit for people with headaches, researchers say.

The new study included just over 400 headache patients in Norway who were referred by their primary care doctor to see a neurologist.

Half of the patients had an in-person appointment with a neurologist, ...

THURSDAY, June 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fatigue and mood changes are the most common symptoms that occur before children develop migraines, a new study finds.

These symptoms were seen in 41 percent of 185 children, aged 5 to 18, diagnosed with migraines. The two symptoms are also common in adults with migraines.

But four other common pre-migraine symptoms in adults were ...

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Is it possible to have a small stroke and not even realize it?

Yes, according to new research that found about 35 percent of Americans experience symptoms of a warning stroke. Yet only about 3 percent get immediate medical attention.

Most adults who had at least one sign of a "mini" stroke -- a temporary blockage also known as a trans...

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cluster headaches, though rare, are among the most severe forms of headache a person can face.

But there's new hope for at least some patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has approved a hand-held device to treat these attacks.

The noninvasive device, called gammaCore, works to reduce cluster headache pain by tr...

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Your weight just might influence your risk of migraine headaches, a new review finds.

"Those with migraine and [their] doctors need to be aware that excessive weight and extreme weight loss are not good for [migraine sufferers], and that maintaining a healthy weight can decrease the risk of migraine," said study corresponding author Dr. B....

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What kinds of things can trigger a migraine? The cascade of neurological glitches that cause migraines can be set in motion by exposure to many things in daily life, though not all sufferers respond to the same triggers. One of the most common triggers is stress. When the pressure is on, your body undergoes various physical changes, including alterations in brain chemicals, blood flow, and oxygen...

Most people think of headaches as an adult problem, but kids can get them too. Often, childhood headaches are just temporary symptoms of a cold, flu, or an an infection of the sinuses, eyes, or ears. But like adults, some children can get tension headaches, migraines, or other recurring type of head pain. If your child has mild headaches every once in awhile but seems otherwise healthy, there's no...

Is my diet triggering my headaches? It could be. Cold drinks, alcohol, caffeine withdrawal, hunger, and certain food additives -- all these things can cause the blood vessels in your brain to swell and press on the surrounding nerves. (This is the same way migraines cause head pain.) You sip a frozen drink too fast, and your temples throb unbearably for the next ten seconds. You have a few more c...

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