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Emgality Receives First FDA Approval for Treating Cluster Headache

Emgality Receives First FDA Approval for Treating Cluster Headache

Latest Migraine News TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm) solution the first approval for treating episodic cluster headache, the agency announced yesterday. Previously approved for preventive treatment of migraine in adults, Emgality is administered through patient self-injection. The recommended dosage of Emgality for treatment of […]

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FDA Approves First Drug to Help Tame Cluster Headaches

FDA Approves First Drug to Help Tame Cluster Headaches

Latest Migraine News WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the nod to Emgality, an injected medication that’s the first to cut the frequency of cluster headaches. Episodic cluster headaches are “an extremely painful and often debilitating condition,” the FDA’s Dr. Eric Bastings noted in an […]

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FDA OKs Wearable Device for Migraine Pain

FDA OKs Wearable Device for Migraine Pain

By Megan BrooksWebMD Health News May 29, 2019 — The FDA has cleared a noninvasive device to relieve acute migraine pain. Latest Migraine News Nerivio Migra is a “first-in-category product,” according to Theranica, the company that makes it. It is worn on the upper arm and uses smartphone-controlled electronic pulses to relieve migraine pain. The […]

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Migraine Pain Linked to Raised Suicide Risk

Migraine Pain Linked to Raised Suicide Risk

Latest Migraine News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People with migraine may be much more likely to attempt suicide than others, a new study suggests. It found that 1 in 12 adults with migraine had attempted suicide — and those with a history of sexual abuse or long-term exposure to domestic violence had […]

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Causes of a headache after crying

Causes of a headache after crying

Crying is the body’s natural response to emotions that can be mentally and physically draining. When a strong cry triggers a headache, there are steps a person can take to help alleviate the physical pain, even if the emotional pain remains. When crying hard enough, many people will experience: a runny nose bloodshot eyes swelling […]

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What to know about naproxen

What to know about naproxen

People usually use the drug naproxen to relieve pain and swelling, but it can also help treat fever.Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Naproxen is available by prescription, or people can purchase lower-strengths forms over the counter. In this article, we provide an overview of naproxen, including how it works, its uses, and the […]

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What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?

What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?

The term headache disorder encompasses a wide variety of nervous system conditions that cause painful symptoms in the head. Headache disorders include headaches and migraine. Most people experience a headache at one point in their lives. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), headache disorders affect an estimated 50 percent of adults around the world. […]

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Health Tip: Managing Chronic Migraines

Health Tip: Managing Chronic Migraines

(HealthDay News) — More than 12 percent of the world’s population has migraines. For some people, migraines are chronic, says the American Migraine Foundation. Latest Migraine News Chronic migraines are usually diagnosed when a person has 15 or more of these headache days per month. For those with chronic migraines, treatment typically consists of: Medications […]

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Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Migraines

Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Migraines

Latest Migraine News SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For people who carry too much weight and suffer from migraines, dropping some pounds might help ease their pain, new research shows. “When people lose weight, the number of days per month with migraine decreases, as does pain severity and headache attack duration,” said lead […]