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Botox Backed for Migraines in UK
A United Kingdom-based independent public health agency has recently published draft guidelines recommending approval of Botox injections to treat chronic migraines.
Teen Migraine Sufferers Need Solutions
A combination drug already prescribed to adults who suffer from migraines also appears to benefit teens afflicted by devastating headaches.
Migraines Tied to Childhood Adversity
Women who had a difficult childhood appear to be more prone to suffering migraines or chronic daily headaches once they become adults.
Brain Stimulation May Prevent Migraines
Not all patients with chronic migraines are aided with over the counter or prescription medication. For some, another option may be mild non-invasive brain stimulation.
What's a Migraine?
You're having trouble speaking, weird colors are blinking, your head throbs with every tiny noise, and any bright light sends a searing pain straight into your brain. All of a sudden, you start throwing up. Am I having a stroke? Is this what meningitis feels like? With these symptoms, you might be forgiven for thinking you're about to die, but for thousands of people who have chronic migraines, this is just another day. Migraines are somewhat misunderstood because they can be so different from person to person, making diagnosis hard and treatment difficult. But with a little work on...
Botox Little Help for Migraines
Botox -- perhaps best known for fighting wrinkles associated with aging -- also is approved as a treatment for chronic migraines, though studies evaluating its effectiveness as a headache reliever have been mixed.
New Migraine Guidelines Stress Prevention
Many patients suffering from chronic migraines may be eligible to take preventative medications, yet few take them. New guidelines for treating migraines stress using available therapies to prevent such attacks.
The Mystery Behind Brain Freeze
Ever been eating ice cream and found yourself suffering from the instant but brief headache most know as brain freeze? Scientists may have figured out the mystery behind it.
Migraines Associated with RLS
A large trial has found that women with migraine headaches are at a slightly increased risk of developing Restless Legs Syndrome ( RLS ).
Glasses May Reduce Light-Triggered Migraines
Photophobia, or light sensitivity, is common among migraine sufferers. Reducing light-triggered migraines may be as simple as slipping on a pair of rose-colored glasses.