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Lumbar Puncture (LP or Spinal Tap)

Lumbar Puncture (LP or Spinal Tap)

What is a lumbar puncture (LP)? A lumbar puncture or spinal tap procedure provides lifesaving information in disease diagnosis. A lumbar puncture (LP) is the insertion of a needle into the spinal canal to collect and examine the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord (cerebral spinal fluid). It is termed a “lumbar puncture” […]

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Sometimes, Aspirin May Be Enough to Ease Migraines

Sometimes, Aspirin May Be Enough to Ease Migraines

Latest Migraine News TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A cheap, century-old drug in most Americans’ medicine cabinets — aspirin — may come to the rescue for people suffering from migraines, a new study finds. While there are effective prescription medications, many migraine patients in the United States don’t have access to them due […]

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Marijuana Could Offer Relief From Migraine Pain

Marijuana Could Offer Relief From Migraine Pain

Latest Migraine News By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Headache and migraine patients, take note: medical marijuana may help ease your pain. The findings follow an analysis of data collected by a Canadian phone app that gathered feedback offered by 1,300 headache sufferers and nearly 700 migraine sufferers who used […]

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How to Prevent Holiday Headaches

How to Prevent Holiday Headaches

Latest Migraine News SATURDAY, Nov. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The holiday season can give you real headaches, but you can take action to prevent them, an expert says. To reduce stress, make plans well in advance and know your limits, advised Dr. Bing Liao, a neurologist at Houston Methodist. “The nature of the holiday […]

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Onzetra Xsail (sumatriptan nasal powder)

Onzetra Xsail (sumatriptan nasal powder)

What is sumatriptan nasal powder? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Sumatriptan is a drug that is used for treating migraine headaches. It belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin receptor agonists. Other medications in this drug class include: Migraine headaches are believed to result from dilatation of blood vessels in the […]

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What to know about recovering from concussion

What to know about recovering from concussion

People fully recover from concussion within 1 month in most cases. Some factors can help recovery, including getting plenty of rest and eating a healthful, high protein diet. A concussion can occur due to certain types of traumatic brain injuries. Head trauma can damage the brain due to direct force or when the brain rapidly […]

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Zecuity (sumatriptan iontophoretic patch)

Zecuity (sumatriptan iontophoretic patch)

What is Zecuity? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Sumatriptan iontophoretic transdermal system (Zecuity) is anti-migraine drug that is delivered through the skin or transdermally. It is a serotonin (5HT) 1b/1d receptor agonist that is used for the acute treatment of migraine headaches in adults. Zecuity contains the drug, sumatriptan, which has been previously […]

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New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Migraine News TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests. The study, of nearly 1,700 patients, found that a pill called ubrogepant worked better than a placebo pill at halting migraines […]