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|6/18/2014 - According to the National Headache Foundation, about 37 million Americans suffer from migraine, with approximately one-fifth of them experiencing visual disturbances such as zigzags, flashing lights and blind spots (1). Forty-seven percent of adults have headaches annually (1). In addition to being...|
|5/20/2014 - As controversial as it may sound, botox has now been approved for the treatment of migraines by no less than the US' Food and Drug Administration and the Medicines and Health Care products Regulatory agency of the UK. In a study featured in the journal Cephalalgia, it was discovered that those who availed...|
|4/15/2014 - It might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but a new tiara-type device has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a drug-free treatment for migraine headaches.
According to the agency, the device is called "Cefaly" and is manufactured by STX-Med in Herstal,...|
|4/1/2014 2:42:54 PM - Data collected by the World Health Organization (WHO) states that one in seven people across the globe suffer from severe and often debilitating headaches, frequently occurring behind the eyes and sometimes lasting for days.
A technology company based in southern Belgium has gone full force in attempting...|
|1/8/2014 - Along with sleep deprivation and stress, scientists have long known that sudden, high-intensity exercise can trigger migraines. Migraines are attributed to cerebral blood vessels going through phases of constriction and dilation, stretching the nerves around them. This stretching of the nerves causes...|
|11/20/2013 - Throughout her teenage years, Tricia had painful migraines and often sought relief from over-the-counter (OTC) medications and physical therapy. However, her debilitating headaches persisted. That's when she turned to acupuncture, which she says has "been a lifesaver." As a result, she's stopped taking...|
|10/14/2013 - The symptoms of a migraine headache, which can include throbbing pain, nausea, light and sound sensitivity and other unpleasant side effects, is definitely something you want to avoid if you can. And yet, many migraine sufferers inadvertently bring on a migraine attack through the foods they eat. A...|
|9/28/2013 - Can Diet Alone Cure Deadly Disease?
90-year-old Charlotte Gerson looks very healthy for her age. Her blue eyes seem to sparkle with youth and vitality.
Gerson believes that modern medicine and doctors should be avoided. She says doctors and pharmaceutical companies want us to be sick because that's...|
|9/6/2013 - Bad news for migraine sufferers who don't take preventative measures to decrease migraine frequency and severity. A meta-analysis of six population-based (epidemiological) studies and 13 clinic-based studies was conducted at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
The study author, Messoud Ashina,...|
|8/30/2013 - Almost everyone has experienced at least one or two headaches in a lifetime. Some have to put up with several headaches over time, especially those who experience migraine or cluster headaches.
Migraine headaches are often debilitating with their intensity. They also often have other symptoms to...|
|8/22/2013 - America is a migraine nation. Approximately 37 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. It's estimated that there are 2-3 million chronic migraine suffers and about 5 million have a minimum of one migraine attack per month.
Even worse, 11 million Americans are moderately to severely disabled...|
|7/30/2013 - Headaches. They are day-killers. You can't concentrate at work and you can't get anything done at home. All you can do is suffer until it goes away.
More than 30 million Americans suffer from migraines - or one person in some 25 percent of U.S. households - and three out of four of them are women....|
|7/21/2013 - Migraines are not just headaches. They are more severe, even incapacitating, and last longer than average tension headaches, sometimes for days. They can also be accompanied by extreme nausea and overall body stiffness or reduced motor control.
Many experience what's termed an aura before or during...|
|7/7/2013 - Although migraines usually involve severe headaches, migraine attacks are not just headaches. There are two basic types of migraines: With aura and without aura. Both types often produce symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and noise.
A migraine with aura will start with...|
|5/13/2013 - A new form of migraine therapy has been approved by the FDA. This migraine intervention comes in the form of a patch, either wrapped around the upper arm or thigh. This patch, which includes a small computer chip, sends out electrical signals into the skin over a four-hour period, distributing a drug...|
|4/13/2013 - There are two basic types of headaches with minor subdivisions: Tension headaches and migraine headaches. The most common is a tension headache, which affects different parts of the head with a dull ache that is usually easily remedied or simply ignored.
It can be ignored because it is not as debilitating...|
|4/1/2013 - A recent study showed that melatonin is an effective treatment for migraine headaches.
Study participants had a history of 2 to 8 migraines per month. They were divided into three groups, those taking 3 mg of melatonin, 25 mg of amityptyline (an antidepressant drug commonly used to prevent...|
|2/25/2013 - If you are one of the 30 million Americans that suffers from occasional or frequent migraine headaches, then you already know how debilitating and excruciatingly painful this condition can be. But rather than simply manage the symptoms when they appear by taking powerful painkiller drugs, why not try...|
|2/22/2013 - Excitotoxins, as they are appropriately named, are supposed to enhance flavor and excite your taste buds, but this "class" of chemicals overstimulate neuron receptors, which are what allow brain cells to communicate with each other. This causes a firing of impulses at such a rapid rate that they become...|
|1/28/2013 - Patients with chronic migraines suffer from as much social stigma as people with epilepsy, according to a study conducted by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rutgers University and published in the journal PLOS ONE.
Social stigma refers to people experiencing social disapproval...|
|1/8/2013 - Good news for patients with both migraines and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): an elimination diet done using the body's actual reactions to potential allergens as the primary trigger foods avoided. A recent randomized controlled double-blind clinical trial in Turkey found that an elimination diet based...|
|10/4/2012 - Migraine sufferers are often anxious to rid themselves of the terrible pain characterizing this condition. Health-conscious individuals choose natural treatments to avoid drug side effects. Many migraine sufferers don't realize the effects certain foods and chemicals may have on their systems, contributing...|
|8/29/2012 - Headaches are a problem for many Americans. Over 45 million people struggle with migraines, or headaches caused by physical tension or stress. For some, it presents a barrier to normal functioning. Many regularly find themselves in enough pain to warrant missed work, and even days of isolation. Common...|
|8/14/2012 - Although many medications and strategies are touted for their ability to relieve migraines, few scientifically validated solutions are widely known for naturally preventing their occurrence. Research in a group of Nebraska employees suggests a multicomponent intervention based on trigger avoidance and...|
|7/17/2012 - For everyone who has had a migraine, you know how extremely painful they are. You know what the first symptoms are, such as vision loss or pins and needle feeling, and you dread what is to come.
There are many that depend on over-the-counter or prescription medication to relieve migraines, in particular...|
|5/6/2012 - More than thirty million people in the U.S. suffer from migraine headaches. That means that there is a migraine sufferer in twenty five percent of households, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders. Traditionally, sufferers use prescription drugs - 2.5 times more than the amount...|
|4/24/2012 - If you're wondering how do you get headaches, look no further than your diet. Although migraine headache causes may be varied, treatment for symptoms in people with headaches can be easily accomplished merely by changing your diet and including medicinal foods, spices, and a few home remedies.
|9/7/2011 - Close to a billion people around the world suffer from migraines at some point or other in their lives. This neurological condition is characterized by vomiting, severe headaches, nausea and photophobia of varying intensities (sensitivity to any form of light). The resulting pain can last anywhere between...|
|8/2/2011 - Acupuncture as an alternative therapy for natural migraine relief not only is effective, but also comes without the side effects of conventional drug treatments. If you suffer from migraines, then you know conventional treatments offer little more than a band aid and are often not effective in completely...|
|6/25/2011 - A new study published in the journal Headache has found that a homeopathic preparation of ginger and the medicinal herb feverfew is effective at treating migraine headaches. Based on their findings, researchers found that 63 percent of those who took the remedy at the first signs of a migraine experienced...|
|3/15/2011 - New data released by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that mothers taking Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) Topamax, as well as its generic version topiramate, during pregnancy are 2000 percent more likely to bear children with oral defects like cleft lips or cleft palate than women who do not...|
|7/2/2010 - Migraine headache causes include one or more triggers such as sensitivity to external stimuli, hormone imbalances, stress and a group of offending foods and additives. Prevent migraine headaches caused by food by eliminating those foods that trigger pain. Discover which foods and food additives are...|
|5/26/2010 - New research into the causes of migraine headaches reveals that a little-known herb called butterbur offers tremendous promise for migraine headache relief. Clinical trials also indicate that butterbur, discovered originally in Germany, can prevent the recurrence of devastating migraine headache pain.
|5/22/2010 - Gentle and soothing, the common herb lavender has strong analgesic effects useful for treatment of migraines and migraine-related depression. Migraine headaches are a neurological condition accompanied by debilitating and excruciating pain. Migraine sufferers often experience "missing time" for hours...|
|4/27/2010 - People who suffer from the debilitating pain of migraine headaches need relief. Could the solution be found in a radish-like root vegetable that grows in an extreme climate where few other plants can survive? Might something the Incas consumed regularly 2,000 years ago be a modern day panacea for migraine...|
|3/9/2010 - Migraines affect millions of people each year, with about 60% of them being women. Thankfully there are many natural and simple things you can do to prevent migraines from occurring or to help deal with the pain if one strikes.
Many herbs and vitamins have been shown to help ease migraine pain or...|
|1/11/2010 - A migraine is a debilitating form of a headache. Many people suffer from migraines. Various triggers can produce the onset of a migraine. However, reducing the likelihood of a migraine occurring and getting rid of one once it occurs, can be challenging. Studies have been conducted showing that hypnotherapy...|
|10/20/2009 - Nothing will ruin a beautiful sunny day like a bad headache or a horrendous migraine. And with our fast paced way of life, the current credit crunch and far too little relaxation, it is not surprising that so many people are suffering from headaches and migraines. Headaches can often be traced back...|
|8/18/2009 - If you have ever woken with a pounding headache or an excruciating migraine, then Nigella Sativa is right for you. The Greeks and the Arabs have been prescribing Nigella Sativa for over 2000 years in the treatment of headaches and it works quickly and efficiently. By simply applying the oil around the...|
|5/29/2009 - In the United States, about 5% of elementary school aged children get migraines. For teenagers, the percentage increases to 20% experiencing migraines (familydoctor.org). Symptoms of juvenile migraines are similar to migraines adults get. Symptoms include intense pain in the head, nausea and sensitivity...|
|4/16/2009 - If you suffer from frequent headaches or migraines, chances are you shy away from exercise for fear of inducing a headache. You may be surprised to hear you can find relief through exercise. A recent Swedish study published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain showed that exercise does not...|
|2/19/2009 - According to ScienceDaily (Feb. 13, 2009) - a new study shows overweight people between the ages of 20 and 55 may have a higher risk of experiencing migraine headaches. The author of the study is B. Lee Peterlin, DO, of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
The study consisted...|
|2/7/2009 - Women who suffer from migraines may be able to reduce the intensity of their pain and their risk of depression by regularly taking part in a simple exercise and relaxation routine, according to a study conducted by researchers from Innsbrook Medical University and published in the Clinical Journal of...|
|12/4/2008 - Anyone who suffers migraines will tell you that the intensity of this kind of attack is not like any ordinary headache. Most who suffer from these attacks will tell you that the very idea of a future migraine is enough to send them to bed in a dark room…and if you've never suffered one you should consider...|
|11/24/2008 - Migraine headaches have become all too common in our fast paced high stress world. With the hectic pace of our lives and the fear that is too often associated with the modern lifestyle including wars, terrorism, the economy, family and work, and poor quality processed foods and more, it's little wonder...|
|8/25/2006 - A magnetic device that seems to help depression and seizures may also short-circuit migraine headaches in their earliest stages, a new study finds.
The transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) device, about the size of a hair dryer, was able to interrupt the development of migraines, according to...|
|7/20/2006 - The FDA has asked manufacturers of certain types of antidepressants and migraine treatment medications to update the prescribing information to warn patients of a possible life-threatening interaction between the two types of drugs.
Patients taking selective serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors...|
|7/19/2006 - A new study found that older women who experience migraines with auras run a much higher risk of heart disease than women who either get migraines without auras, or never have migraines at all.
"Aura" refers to visual warnings migraine sufferers experience 10 to 30 minutes before a migraine, and...|
|7/3/2006 - Modern medical research has exposed an extensive amount of neurological activity in the digestive system that operates independently of direction from the brain. This enteric nervous system is so complex and so capable of independent action that it has been described by researchers as a second brain....|
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|6/22/2005 - You can't walk into a convenience store, grocery store or restaurant without being offered a dose of aspartame. You can't buy a stick of gum or a box of mints without having to read the label like a hawk, because it's not always obvious that a product contains aspartame. Restaurant condiment caddies...|
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