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Migraines Associated With Parkinson’s
Migraines can make daily tasks a challenge. But people who get intense migraines may also face a heightened risk of Parkinson’s disease later in life.
Migraines Might Affect Stroke Risk
People with a history of migraines may have to take steps to avoid another serious health problem, according to new research.
Stopping Migraines Before They Start
Nursing oneself back from a migraine is one thing. Preventing those dizzying, painful headaches from happening altogether is another matter.
FDA Approves Topamax for Migraine Prevention in Adolescents
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Topamax (topiramate) for prevention (prophylaxis) of migraine headaches in adolescents ages 12 to 17. This is the first FDA approval of a drug for migraine prevention in this age group. The medication is taken on a daily basis to reduce the frequency of migraine headaches.
Mood-Stabilizing Rx Tied to Lower Risk of Some Cancers
Mood-stabilizing medications are used to treat mental or neurological conditions, but a new study suggested that one of these medications might have an unexpected effect — preventing cancer.
Reasons Why Your Head Hurts
Knowing the cause of a headache helps people decide what course to take to get rid of that headache. So, here’s a list of possible explanations for a headache.
Brain Scans May Be Too Common for Headaches
When headaches reoccur, patients may worry that something serious is at play. Doctors might use brain scans on these patients to look for trouble, but this practice may be overused, says a new study.
FDA Okays Headband for Migraines
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the first device as a preventative treatment for migraine headaches.
Stress Goes To Your Head
It's not all in your head — stress really does make a difference when it comes to the headaches or migraines that you might experience.
Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain
Over 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. If you're one of them, check out these alternative treatments to help make the pain go away.