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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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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 […]

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Dry Eye and Migraines Might Be Linked: Study

Dry Eye and Migraines Might Be Linked: Study

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Migraine News FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People with migraines may be at higher odds of also having chronic dry eye disease, and that’s especially true for seniors, new research shows. The 10-year study of almost 73,000 people cared for at ophthalmology clinics in North Carolina found that […]

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naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)

naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)

What is naproxen, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Naproxen belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), nabumetone (Relafen) and several others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. They work […]

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Headache

Headache

What are the exams and tests for secondary headaches? The patient history and physical examination provide the initial direction for determining the cause of secondary headaches. Therefore, it is extremely important that a patient with new, severe headache seeks medical care and gives their health-care professional an opportunity to assess their condition. Tests that may […]

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Cluster Headache

Cluster Headache

Which medications are used the treatment of pain management, prevention, and other symptoms of cluster headaches? The treatment of cluster headache can be divided into two distinct categories — relief of the acute headache and prevention of future headaches. Oxygen deliverey: Delivering oxygen by a face mask has been shown to help a majority of […]

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butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine (Alagesic LQ, Capacet, Dolgic Plus, Esgic, Fioricet, and Others)

butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine (Alagesic LQ, Capacet, Dolgic Plus, Esgic, Fioricet, and Others)

What is narcotic analgesic-apap-caffeine-butalbital-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine is a combination product used for treating headache. Butalbital is a narcotic that depresses the central nervous system. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer. It is the active compound in Tylenol. Acetaminophen relieves pain by elevating the pain threshold, that […]

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Tension Headache (Symptoms, Relief, Causes, Treatment)

Tension Headache (Symptoms, Relief, Causes, Treatment)

Tension headache definition and facts Tension headache is the most common type of headache. Although the precise cause of tension headache is unknown, there are factors that seem to contribute to tension headaches, such as Different conditions may contribute to tension headaches such as vision problems or eye strain, overexertion, muscle strains caused by poor […]