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  • Migraine Relief: Is My OTC Medication Helping or Hurting Me?

    Migraine Relief Blog
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    It’s easy to fall victim to the pretense that because a drug is sold over the counter (OTC), it’s safe.
  • Topiramate + Nortriptyline (and another reason why treatment is not simple)

    Headache and Migraine News
    James
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:56 pm
    We’ve talked about nortriptyline, an antidepressant commonly prescribed for chronic pain, and topiramate, an anticonvulsant often used for migraine in particular, in the past. As you can see from the comments people leave here, both have been a wonderful help – or haven’t been so great – depending on the patient. It’s not unusual for someone to try one or the other, discover that they’re still having migraine attacks, and drop the medication permanently. But that may not always be the best option. A study published in the Journal of Headache and Pain in…
  • Salmonella

    MedicineNet Headache Specialty
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: SalmonellaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/9/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Migraine was not associated with breast cancer in a pooled analysis of prospective cohort studies

    Headache Research News -- ScienceDaily
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Migraine was not associated with breast cancer risk or differences in the endogenous sex hormones that have been proposed to be associated with migraines, according to a new study. Studies linking migraine to breast cancer have reported inconsistent results. Furthermore, a biological mechanism underlying such an association has not been investigated although some have proposed that endogenous hormone levels, including estrogen, may be responsible because higher hormone levels have been associated with breast cancer and fluctuating levels have been shown to trigger migraines, authors say.
  • No association found between migraine and breast cancer in a pooled analysis of prospective cohort studies

    Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Migraine was not associated with breast cancer risk or differences in the endogenous sex hormones that have been proposed to be associated with migraines, according to a new study published in the...
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  • Salmonella

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: SalmonellaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/9/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy, Study Suggests

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy, Study SuggestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Listeriosis Symptoms, Signs, and Diagnosis

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Listeriosis Symptoms, Signs, and DiagnosisCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/18/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Plague (Black Death)

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Plague (Black Death)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/16/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • naproxen, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Aleve

    10 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Title: naproxen, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn, AleveCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
 
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  • Migraine was not associated with breast cancer in a pooled analysis of prospective cohort studies

    12 Dec 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Migraine was not associated with breast cancer risk or differences in the endogenous sex hormones that have been proposed to be associated with migraines, according to a new study. Studies linking migraine to breast cancer have reported inconsistent results. Furthermore, a biological mechanism underlying such an association has not been investigated although some have proposed that endogenous hormone levels, including estrogen, may be responsible because higher hormone levels have been associated with breast cancer and fluctuating levels have been shown to trigger migraines, authors say.
  • First-in-class nasal spray demonstrates promise for migraine pain relief

    6 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    Researchers are developing a novel prochlorperazine nasal spray formulation as a potential new treatment for migraines. Of the 100 million people that experience headaches in the United States, 37 million of them suffer from migraines.
  • Migraine linked to defective 'insulation' around nerve fibers, suggests study

    3 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    A new study shows cellular-level changes in nerve structure and function that may contribute to the development of migraine headaches, reports a new study. The findings help to explain why a plastic surgery procedure provides effective pain relief for migraine patients -- and may provide useful clues for developing new approaches to migraine treatment.
  • Migraine in middle age linked to increased risk of Parkinson's, movement disorders later

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
    People who experience migraine in middle age may be more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, or other movement disorders later in life, research shows. Those who have migraine with aura may be at double the risk of developing Parkinson’s, according to the study.
  • Meditation may mitigate migraine misery

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Meditation might be a path to migraine relief, according to a new study. "For the approximate 36 million Americans who suffer from migraines, there is big need for non-pharmaceutical treatment strategies, and doctors and patients should know that meditation is a safe intervention that could potentially decrease the impact of migraines," one author said.
 
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    Migraine Headache News

  • Fact-Check Fail: Arizona Republic Flubs Mark Brnovich's Bogus Medical-Marijuana Claim

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:24 am
    In Sunday's paper, as a reader informed us this week, a fact-check completely flubs the evaluation of Mark Brnovich's comment on TV last month about the state's medical-marijuana patients. "In Arizona, we legalized marijuana for medical purposes and the results of that apparently are that there are bunch of 18- to 25-year-old males with back problems and migraine headaches because that's who's getting the cards, most of them," the Repub quotes Brnovich, state Attorney General-elect, as saying during an interview on Channel 13's "The 48th" show.
  • Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy, Study Suggests

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:46 pm
    People who experience migraine headaches may be at heightened risk for the form of facial paralysis known as Bell's palsy, a new study finds. According to background information in the study, between 11 and 40 people per 100,000 develop Bell's palsy each year.
  • Southington Doctor Fined for Improperly Prescribing Painkillers to Wife, Employee

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:37 am
    A Southington doctor was fined $5,000 and placed on probation after he improperly prescribed powerful painkillers to his wife and an employee. Dr. Alkesh Patel prescribed his wife injectable Dilaudid, a narcotic painkiller, seven times to treat her migraine headaches, but didn't maintain proper records, according to the Connecticut Health I-Team.
  • No Higher Risk of Breast Cancer for Women With Migraines

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Migraine headaches do not raise the risk for breast cancer, according to research published online Dec. 12 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . "We don't really understand the cause of migraines, but there has been a suggestion that they may be triggered by hormone levels," lead researcher Rulla Tamimi, Sc.D., an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, told HealthDay .
  • Zap Your Brain to Health with an Electrode Cap

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Your temples throb as you enter the pharmacy. For months you have been battling daily migraine headaches.
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  • Do You *Hear Voices* during a Migraine Attack?

    James
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    It’s rare, but it is occasionally reported in medical literature. Hearing auditory hallucinations, most often “hearing voices”, associated with a migraine attack. Visual hallucinations are actually much more common, and can be something simple (such as seeing a flashing light) to something very complex (seeing people). But hearing things is so rare that it’s not usually considered a symptom or trigger of migraine. Researchers in the USA decided to do a little more research into this phenomenon. They confirmed that of all types of auditory hallucinations, hearing voices…
  • Topiramate + Nortriptyline (and another reason why treatment is not simple)

    James
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:56 pm
    We’ve talked about nortriptyline, an antidepressant commonly prescribed for chronic pain, and topiramate, an anticonvulsant often used for migraine in particular, in the past. As you can see from the comments people leave here, both have been a wonderful help – or haven’t been so great – depending on the patient. It’s not unusual for someone to try one or the other, discover that they’re still having migraine attacks, and drop the medication permanently. But that may not always be the best option. A study published in the Journal of Headache and Pain in…
  • What is Retinal Migraine?

    James
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:12 am
    What exactly is retinal migraine? Do I have it, or could it be another disease?Over the past year, our article from 2009 about retinal migraine (5 Signs You have Retinal Migraine) has become the most popular article at Headache and Migraine News. But almost six years later, it’s time to revisit the discussion. There is a lot of confusion over just what retinal migraine is, and that confusion is making it difficult to find proper treatment. First, retinal migraine is a type of migraine with aura. There are various different types of migraine with aura, and different treatments are…
  • OptiNose for Migraine: Not Approved Yet

    James
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    Last month the FDA announced that they would not (yet) approve a new migraine nasal spray, known as AVP-825 from OptiNose. We’ve talked about this new delivery system for sumatriptan in the past (see OptiNose: In Search of a Better Nasal Spray). AVP-825 is a unique delivery system that delivers the medication (sumatriptan powder) quickly an effectively. For reasons of economy and health, it’s important to get all of the medication where it needs to go in your body as soon as possible. The phase III trials demonstrated that the medication and delivery system work, providing relief…
  • The “Revolution” in Migraine Treatment (Dr. Peter Goadsby)

    James
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Last month the American Headache Society had their annual symposium in Arizona, USA. There was a lot of discussion about the new treatments coming down the pipe to fight migraine. Dr. Peter Goadsby from the University of California did a brief interview which you can see here. But here is a quick summary of some of the things that he said. It’s worth while taking a look, because Dr. Goadsby did give an excellent summary about some of the new migraine treatments that are now being tested. What follows is a summary of the interview… The Problem Today we have various treatments for…
 
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  • American Migraine Foundation Offers Tips on Migraine, Sleep and Stress During the Holidays

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Studies have shown that periods of high stress and poor sleep can combine to increase the risk of having a migraine attack. Because stress levels are often high - and sleep insufficient -- during the winter holiday season, the American Migraine Foundation and its Chair, David W. Dodick, MD, FRCP , FACP, want to help people with migraine better understand some essentials of sleep hygiene that may help reduce their risk of migraine attacks.
  • FDA Approves New Migraine Treatments

    12 Dec 2014 | 12:14 pm
    FDA researchers say the devices are designed for people who suffer side-effects from migraine medications or for people who can't take medications such as pregnant women. Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Stewart Tepper treats migraines, he says these devices have the potential to provide relief to a lot of people.
  • How to Avoid Foods That Trigger Migraines During the Holiday Season

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Certain foods and drinks can trigger migraine in many people, and those who suffer from migraines need to be especially careful to avoid these triggers as they attend holiday celebrations. With this in mind, the American Migraine Foundation and its Chair, David W. Dodick, MD, FRCP , FACP, want to help people with migraine avoid these potential triggers, so that they can better enjoy the season.
  • AVANIR Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter (CRL) From FDA On AVP-825 NDA

    1 Dec 2014 | 2:40 pm
    AVP-825 is an investigational drug-device combination product consisting of low-dose sumatriptan powder delivered intranasally utilizing a novel Breath Powered delivery technology. , the FDA requested that Avanir assess the root cause of device use errors observed in the previously conducted human factors testing.
  • Biopharma Stock News: IntelGenx (TSXV: IGX) (OTCQX: IGXT) and RedHill ...

    1 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Biopharma Stock News: IntelGenx and RedHill Biopharma Announce Acceptance for Review of European Marketing Application for RIZAPORT for Migraines The German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has validated the European Marketing Authorization Application submitted for RIZAPORT and initiated its formal review of the application on November 25, 2014 IntelGenx and RedHill continue to work with the FDA to resolve the remaining Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls issues and secure a compliant source of the raw material, in order to advance potential FDA approval of the U.S. New Drug…
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  • Class Seeks Concussion Protocol Changes

    Kimberley
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/12/04/class-seeks-concussion-protocol-changes.htm
  • Mental health and Foggy Days & My first book is published and available on Amazon!

    nightshadelane
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    This Is Life My son is in the hospital for depression. It’s been hard but his father drove me to see him on Saturday and Sunday. His 72 hour hold is over and he will be discharged on Wednesday.  It was one of the most hardest things I have ever done. To bring my son to crisis where he was taken back behind many locked doors by these very big men. Then they moved him by ambulance, totally strapped down from neck to feet more than an hour away. Other than missing his handheld gaming system, food at home, and some other regular day comforts, he is doing quite well. I just pray that this…
  • I'm on day 10 of a clean diet

    hannahmearns
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:24 am
    I spent my time in hospital researching ways to manage migraines and other neurological problems not with traditional medicine but with food instead. I had plenty of time on my hands and needed a productive way to use it. I had been planning to do a Whole30 but had been saving it until January, to act as a post Christmas detox. However, after a week in hospital, wondering what my diagnosis would end up being, the day after I left seemed the perfect time to start. I lost half a stone in hospital, presumably because I wasn’t moving around or eating my usual protein and vegetable rich…
  • Like I'm in the Jungle

    Light at Eventide
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:40 am
    Since I was young I’m inflicted with this slight irregularity of appearance on my forehead. Basically it looks like the right side of my forehead is swollen but it feels like bone when touched. It doesn’t hurt or anything so it didn’t bother me that much before EXCEPT that it looks very odd and I hate explaining it to people. I don’t really look attractive so what more if I have this odd forehead. I first noticed it in 5th grade and I don’t remember bumping my head or something that time. As I remember it, I realized this bump really affected my confidence in…
  • Easing Menopause - thoughts for the ladies and the men that love them

    Crystil Lady
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:41 am
    I often get the complaint that “my wife suddenly lost interest in sex, she is bitchy and doesn’t want me near her” I now understand why. The inevitable has happened and much as I thought I was prepared I was still extremely unprepared. Menopause has struck and with a vengeance. I am the kind of person who never had problems with periods and hormones, my body just adjusted and carried on. I am, however, inclined toward chronic depression and migraines, so I feel as if I have been doubly attacked in that area. For those that still have this to look forward to and the men that,…
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  • Painkillers can be a big headache

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:56 pm
    … medication overuse headache, previously known as a rebound headache. Medication overuse headache is … from medication overuse headache takes painkillers for their headache three or more … headache (MOH) is the third most common kind of headache after tension headaches …
  • Ho, ho, headache! Americans' most common holiday pain points [Infographic]

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:31 pm
    … other times of year, with headaches and backaches being the top …
  • Why Jamtara is headache for Modi men

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:33 pm
    BJP state president Ravindra Rai Jamtara, Dec. 18: In a striking contrast with the party picture of poise and confidence in rest of the state, the BJP appears to be on a sticky wicket in Jamtara, one of the 18 tribal-dominated seats of Santhal Pargana …
  • Hogan's Beach concerts, rowdy parties causing headaches with Tampa officials, nearby residents

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:21 pm
    It's been a huge year for Hogan's Beach as the club emerges as a major player in Tampa's EDM world. Acts like Skrillex, Cedric Gervais, Dash Berlin and the Chainsmokers have all performed there in 2014, leading Hulk Hogan's waterfront bar …
  • Fake message gives govt a big headache

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday swung into action to quell a strong misinformation campaign launched by morphing the government's reply to a Parliament question on whether the Centre proposed to lower the retirement age for its …
 
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  • Infant care tips for migraineurs

    Tammy L Rome
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    I never thought I’d be caring for an infant at almost 45, yet here I am looking after my granddaughter while her parents work. When I first made the offer I was... READ MORE
  • Highlights of 2014

    Migraine.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:09 am
    The very talented writers on Migraine.com have done an amazing job this year keeping us informed of the latest treatment news, sharing experiences of daily life with migraine, and spreading awareness. What... READ MORE
  • Reminding myself of what’s already in my migraine arsenal

    The Migraine Girl
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:02 am
    If you’ve been dealing with migraine disease for years and have refused to give up on treatments that may work, chances are you have tried a LOT of techniques to improve your... READ MORE
  • Discharging student loans due to disability

    Tammy L Rome
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    Migraineurs have enough to worry about without facing the financial burden of student loans. Our best laid plans to increase our income by getting an education can be ruined by migraine disability.... READ MORE
  • How do you know when postdrome is over and your brain is back and ready for work?

    The Migraine Girl
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:14 pm
    When you consider yourself a smart, capable person who is good at taking initiative and getting things done, it can be hard to put on the brakes.  I can definitely use business-speak... READ MORE
 
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