All posts tagged "migraine"
Shared Genetic Component in Migraine and Depression
New research shows that migraine and depression may share a strong genetic component. “Understanding the genetic factors that contribute to these disabling disorders could one day lead to better strategies to manage the course of these diseases...
- Posted January 14, 2010
Research Explains Why Migraine Headaches are Intensified by Light
Ask anyone who suffers from migraine headaches what they do when they’re having an attack, and you’re likely to hear “go into a dark room.” And although it’s long been known that light makes migraines worse, the...
- Posted January 11, 2010
Sootheaway Drug Free Device for Migraine Pain Relief Launched
Innovative Medical Equipment, LLC. (IME) today announced the full U.S. market release of SOOTHEAWAY – a new, thermo-electrically heated and cooled therapy device that helps relieve migraine, tension or stress headache pain in the forehead, temples, occipital...
- Posted January 6, 2010
Migraine with Aura Associated With a Twofold Increased Risk of Stroke
A systematic and meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal finds that migraine with aura is associated with a twofold increased risk of stroke. Migraine with aura involves pain preceded or accompanied by temporary visual or sensory...
- Posted October 28, 2009
Migraine Sufferers Could be More Prone to Hangovers
According to researchers, migraine sufferers could be more prone to hangovers. In order to facilitate the study of migraine, researchers developed a rat model in which headaches are induced by repeatedly stimulating, over weeks to months, the...
- Posted October 20, 2009
Migraines More Prevalent in Women
Headaches are a widespread problem in the United States, affecting roughly 45 million people. Migraine headaches affect millions of Americans each year they are the most common type of headache that sends patients running to their doctor’s...
- Posted July 17, 2009
Migraine and Reduced Breast Cancer Risk Link Confirmed
Researchers have confirmed in a follow-on study to landmark research published last year that showed a relationship between migraine headaches in women and a significant reduction in breast cancer risk. This new study found a 26 percent...
- Posted July 9, 2009
Migraine Associated With Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
According to research, women who have migraines with aura could be more likely to have a stroke or heart attack than women who don’t have the condition, and the association varies by migraine frequency. An aura is...
- Posted July 3, 2009
Smokers Have More Migraine Attacks
According to a study, tobacco acts as a precipitating factor for headaches, specifically migraines. The study shows that smokers have more migraine attacks and that smoking more than five cigarettes a day could trigger a migraine headache....
- Posted June 24, 2009
Mid Life Migraine with Aura Associated with Late Life Brain Lesions
According to a study by researchers, middle-aged women who had migraine headaches with neurological aura (sensory disturbances, such as with vision, balance or speech) had a higher prevalence of damage to brain tissue when they were older...
- Posted June 24, 2009