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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘migraines’

Tori Spelling Better Following Hospital Stay, Attends ‘Cinderella’ Screening

Tori Spelling was hospitalized again recently for migraines, but she’s out of the hospital and feeling much better. The True Tori star was feeling so good, in fact, she dressed her kids up (three of them, anyway) like little fashionistas for a screening of the upcoming film Cinderella. The live-action remake of the classic hits theaters on Friday. Noticeably absent …

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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 Linked to Post-Stress Relaxation

For millions of Americans migraine headaches can appear suddenly and often lead to debilitating pain. Because migraines are still not well-understood by the medical community, treatments for the condition currently involve medications or odd-looking headbands and magnetic head devices. New research, though, is now linking migraines to some unlikely factors and could lead to breakthroughs in treatment. A new study …

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FDA Approves Cefaly Migraine Treatment Marketing

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the marketing of Cefaly, a device marketed to provide drug-free preventative treatment for migraine headaches. Cefaly is a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device that provides electrical stimulation to a user’s head. As a sort of battery-powered portable headband the device produces an electrical current meant to stimulate the trigeminal nerve, …

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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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Notre Dame Football Player Quits Due To Migraines

Notre Dame, which is coming off their most successful season in recent history and an appearance in the national championship game, is in the upper echelon of the college football world once again and are looking to keep it that way. However, they will have to do it without linebacker Danny Spond, who has voluntarily decided to end his playing …

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Migraine Triggers Called Into Question by New Study

A new study has shown that “triggers” for migraine with aura may not be as strongly associated with migraines as is commonly thought. Such triggers, including flashing lights and exercise, are often avoided by patients who suffer frequent migraines. “People with migraine with aura are told to avoid possible triggers, which may lead them to avoid a wide range of …

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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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