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Health Tip: Understanding Migraines

Health Tip: Understanding Migraines

(HealthDay News) — Some 39 million men, women and children in the United States and 1 billion people worldwide have migraines, the Migraine Research Foundation says. Latest Migraine News Nine of 10 people aren’t able to work during a migraine, the foundation adds. Here are some additional migraine facts: Migraine is a neurologic disease with […]

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FDA Approves Third of New Migraine Drugs

FDA Approves Third of New Migraine Drugs

By Deborah BrauserWebMD Health News Sept. 28, 2018 — The FDA has approved the third of a new type of drug to prevent migraine headaches in adults. Latest Migraine News Galcanezumab-gnlm (Emgality) targets calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a molecule that’s produced in nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord. The FDA approved two other […]

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Which foods help prevent migraines?

Which foods help prevent migraines?

As migraines can be so debilitating, it can be beneficial to identify and avoid potential triggers. For some people, migraine triggers can include specific foods or types of food. Conversely, some foods may reduce the frequency of migraine headaches or lessen their symptoms. While there is no definitive “migraine diet,” people may be able to […]

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FDA Approves 2nd Migraine Prevention Drug

FDA Approves 2nd Migraine Prevention Drug

By Deborah BrauserWebMD Health News Sept. 17, 2018 — The FDA has approved Ajovy, a new drug for migraine prevention in adults, the manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, has announced. Latest Migraine News The injectable drug, known as fremanezumab, a “humanized monoclonal antibody,” is the only one of its kind to offer quarterly and monthly dosing options, […]

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Silent migraine: What to know

Silent migraine: What to know

Unlike typical migraines, silent migraines do not cause pain. However, they may produce other debilitating symptoms, including upset stomach, dizziness, and sensitivity to light or sound. Migraines are a prevalent health issue worldwide. A 2015 study reported that 14.2 percent of adults in the United States had experienced a migraine or a severe headache within […]

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What are some tips for instant migraine relief?

What are some tips for instant migraine relief?

Migraine is one of the most common conditions in the world, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Migraines can run in families with children and adults known to have them. In America, the Migraine Research Foundation estimate that almost 12 percent of people suffer from migraine headaches. Migraine headaches are not simply a severe headache. […]

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Is it safe to mix aspirin and ibuprofen?

Is it safe to mix aspirin and ibuprofen?

Taking aspirin and ibuprofen at the same time can cause side effects. The safety of mixing these drugs depends on the reasons why people are taking them. Aspirin and ibuprofen are both pain relievers from the same family of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. Because they are from the same family of […]

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Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines Than Men

Study Hints at Why Women Suffer More Migraines Than Men

Latest Migraine News TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — New insight into why women get more migraines than men could lead to better treatments, researchers say. The results of lab and animal experiments suggest changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells around a key nerve in the head and connected blood […]

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Migraines are more common in women, but why?

Migraines are more common in women, but why?

Migraines are not typical headaches; they are extremely painful events and are often accompanied by nausea, blurred vision, or ultrasensitivity to smells, light, or sounds. These episodes can be debilitating and highly disruptive to day-to-day life. More women than men tend to experience them, and researchers ask why. New research looks to hormones to understand […]

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Does magnesium relieve migraines?

Does magnesium relieve migraines?

Migraines can be challenging to treat using traditional painkillers, so many people look for alternative ways to help prevent them. One potential remedy is magnesium. Magnesium is a natural mineral that helps keep blood pressure stable, promotes heart health, regulates nerve and muscle function, and builds bone, DNA, and protein. A lack of magnesium may […]