All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘headaches’

Migraine Headaches, Be Gone: Old And New Treatments

There’s something about chronic pain that’s a bit… how should I put it… soul sucking. And migraines definitely rank up there as a day (or week or life) ruiner. It’s easy for the uninformed folk to wonder how big of a deal that little old headache of yours is when it’s caused you to cancel events and hide under the …

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Migraine Headaches: June Is Migraine Awareness Month

Get out your purple and show some support. June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. For the estimated 1,000,000,000 people in the world who suffer the relentless, unforgiving pain of migraine headaches, the National Headache Foundation is there to help. The foundation’s mission statement: Over the past 42 years, our mission at the National Headache Foundation has been to further …

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Migraine Headache Treatment: Cefaly Headband

Do you suffer from migraine headaches? If so, you know how frustrating it can be to find a treatment that works. Sure there are numerous types of over the counter medications that claim to work, but most medications are not strong enough to relieve the symptoms of severe migraine headaches. Many people become so frustrated with the pain that they …

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Migraine Headaches Could Be Caused By Stress

If you suffer from migraine headaches, you know how frustrating and annoying they can be. While there are many over-the-counter and prescription medications that can be used to treat migraines, not everyone can find relief with medication. Getting to the root cause of the migraines allows for more treatment options. A new study shows that stress is one of the …

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Aura Migraine Treatment Device Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first device for the treatment of aura migraines. Aura migraines are described by the agency as severe migraine headaches preceded by a visual, sensory, or motor disturbance – and “aura.” The approved device is known as the Cerena Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator (TMS). The device is designed to be used after …

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Migraines With Aura Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks in Women

A new study has shown that women who have migraines with aura could be more likely to have heart problems. In addition, those on “newer” contraceptives could be at a higher risk for blood clots. Aura are described as visual disturbances, such as flashing lights. The link is described in two new studies presented today at the American Academy of …

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Migraines Linked to More Brain Lesions Among Women

A new study shows that women who experience migraines have shown a higher prevalence and greater increase in deep white matter hyperintensities (brain lesions) than those who do not. However, the number, frequency, and severity of the migraines the women experienced were not associated with lesion progression. The study, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, …

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