Migraine

Novel Agent May Offer More Rapid Migraine Pain Relief

An orally dissolving tablet formulation of an acute migraine drug in development may offer more rapid relief from migraine pain, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
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Medical News Today: What Is Kaleidoscope Vision?

When a person has kaleidoscope vision, it is because their brain has created a visual illusion of fractured or bright colors. Ocular migraine is what most often causes kaleidoscope vision, but this visual symptom can also indicate a stroke. Learn...
Related topics: Stroke

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Medical News Today: New Drug Relieves Acute Migraine In Clinical Trial

The results of a large phase III trial show that the novel drug rimegepant can relieve pain and other symptoms of acute migraine with minimal side effects.
Related topics: Clinical Trials

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Rimegepant Shows Promise For Relief From Migraine Attacks

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 -- Compared with placebo, rimegepant, an orally administered, small-molecule, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist, can increase the percentage of patients free of pain and free from their most...
Related topics: Placebo, Genetics

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Early Puberty In Girls May Be 'big Bang Theory' For Migraine

Adolescent girls who reach puberty at an earlier age may also have a greater chance of developing migraine headaches, according to new research.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Alzheimer's Reboot; Sex And Parkinson's; Migraine Battles

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's

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New Migraine Drug, Rimegepant (not Yet Approved) Might Help When Other Meds Don't

WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 -- A new migraine drug might offer an alternative to people who do not get relief from current medications, a new trial suggests. The drug, called rimegepant, hasn't yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug...

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Amazon Alexa Teams With Nhs To Offer Basic Medical Advice - Cnet

You can ask the voice assistant about the flu, migraines or chicken pox.
Related topics: Amazon, Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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Ways To Cope With Migraines At Work

What to do if a painful migraine hits at work. Buzz60’s Elitsa Bizios reports.       

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Adverse Outcomes Up For Pregnant Women With Migraine

TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 -- Pregnant women with migraine and their offspring have increased risks of several adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes, according to a study recently published in Headache. Nils Skajaa, from Aarhus University Hospital in...
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Migraine Prevalence Up For Food-insecure Young Adults

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 -- The prevalence of migraine is elevated for young adults with food insecurity, according to a study published online June 24 in JAMA Neurology. Jason M. Nagata, M.D., from the University of California, San Francisco, and...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Us Trade Restrictions Have Gone From Being A Headache To A Migraine For Fedex

Imagine you ship 15 million packages a day—and face heavy fines if you don’t weed out mail from a minuscule number of senders among them. FedEx says that’s exactly its predicament from US export bans—such as the one placed on Chinese...

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Money Worries Around Food May Spur Migraines

TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 -- It's a link that few might consider, but new research suggests young adults who worry about affording groceries may be more likely to suffer migraines. The study, of nearly 15,000 Americans aged 24 to 32, found that...
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A Year After Approval, Migraine Drugs Are Changing Lives. But Insurance Battles Are Creating A...

Last May, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Amgen and Novartis’ Aimovig, the first drug specifically designed to prevent chronic migraines, and offered new hope to the millions of Americans regularly weathering these debilitating...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Amgen, Novartis

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Aha News: What Migraine Sufferers Need To Know About Stroke Risk

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Try not to let it give you a headache, but be aware: People who suffer migraines, especially women, seem to have a higher risk of stroke. "It's not like people with migraines should be...
Related topics: Stroke

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How A Nurse With A Hole In Her Skull Changed The Medical History Of Migraines

The following is adapted from an excerpt from social and medical historian Katherine Foxhall’s new book, Migraine: A History, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and out June 18, 2019. In 1936, Alfred Goltman, a physician from...
Related topics: Nursing, Medical Research

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation App Tied To Fewer Migraines

THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 -- Use of a progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) smartphone app is associated with a reduction in headache days among adults with migraines, according to a pilot study published online June 4 in Nature Digital Medicine. Mia...
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My Chronic Migraines Have Gotten So Bad They’re Hurting My Marriage

My husband could have sent me postcards from our vacations, given the time I spent in bed during them.

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Fda Okays Smartphone-controlled Wearable For Migraine Pain

Worn on the upper arm and controlled via a smartphone, the Nerivio Migra utilizes remote electrical neuromodulation to relieve acute migraine pain. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Migraines In Pregnancy Tied To Worse Outcomes For Mother, Baby

FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 -- Migraines in pregnant women are associated with an increased risk for pregnancy-associated hypertension disorders as well as an increased risk for a variety of adverse outcomes in the newborn, according to a study published...
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research

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