Migraine

New Migraine Medication Given The Green Light

Migraine sufferers are excited when a new anti-migraine option is available. In this case, it's medicine called Reyvow.

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Study Indicates Migraine Sufferer’s Brains Are ‘hyper-excitable’

When suffering from a migraine, the last thing you may associate it with is excitement. But a recent study suggests that the brains of those who have the intense headache appear to be “hyper-excitable.”Researchers from the University of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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This Weighted Sleep Mask Is The Newest Addition To My Migraine Relief Kit

Hi. My name is Ana and I suffer from migraines. I’m not here to complain. In the grand scheme of migraines, I am lucky. While I’ve had a number of debilitating migraines in my life, they seem to pale in comparison to what I’ve seen other...

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Most Drugs Don't Work For Pediatric Migraine Prevention

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Drugs and supplements showed nearly no effect in preventing pediatric migraine in a network meta-analysis that compared head-to-head and placebo-controlled trials. Data from more than 2,200 children and adolescents showed...
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Prophylactic Migraine Treatment Has No Effect In Children

TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 -- There is little evidence supporting the efficacy of prophylactic pharmacologic treatments for pediatric migraine, according to a review published online Feb. 10 in JAMA Pediatrics. Cosima Locher, Ph.D., from the...
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Hyperexcitability In Migraines

Migraines are a complex neurological phenomenon that offer a window into some general principles of brain function. A new study confirms previous findings and adds more details to the observation that the visual cortex in those who suffer from...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Meds May Not Prevent Migraines In Kids

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- Migraine drugs that might work for adults won't prevent the debilitating headaches in kids and teens, a new study shows. A number of drugs are used to prevent migraines, but treatment of youngsters has largely been based...
Related topics: Medical Research

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'exceptionally Low' Alzheimer's Odds; $80 Migraine Pill; Can Alexa Spot Dementia?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- People with two copies of the APOE2 allele had an "exceptionally low" likelihood of Alzheimer's dementia, a 5,000-person neuropathological study showed. (Nature Communications) Daily or near-daily consumption of tobacco or...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Medical Research, Smoking, Alcohol

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Eli Lilly Launches A New Migraine Drug

Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) launched its new pill for the acute treatment of migraines Friday after the Drug Enforcement Administration  completed its review of the drug and classified it as having a low potential for abuse or dependence. Reyvow is the...

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Production Of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 -- Production and distribution of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine products have been temporarily stopped, maker GlaxoSmithKline said Tuesday. "Through routine quality control and assurance measures, we...
Related topics: Painkillers, GlaxoSmithKline

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Drug Maker Temporarily Discontinues Two Popular Migraine Relief Drugs

Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline announced it is temporarily discontinuing two types of Excedrin migraine medications.  Read more...
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Weekly Health Quiz: Migraine, Fruit And A Mysterious Illness

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

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Gluten Is Bad: For These Americans, Bread Has Become A Silent Killer

Lauren Green Health, Americas Gluten attacks. Key point: If someone does not have celiac disease but suffers from symptoms of gluten sensitivity, an elimination trial of gluten is often helpful for reducing migraine frequency or...

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Medical News Today: Fragmented Sleep May Trigger Migraine 2 Days Later

The largest prospective study to date to look at sleep and migraine risk using objective measurements of sleep finds an intriguing link between the two.
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Neurologic Drug Combined With Blood Pressure Medicine Reduces Breast Tumor Development In Mice

Adding a medication used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder and migraines to a blood pressure medicine reversed some aspects of breast cancer in the offspring of mice at high risk of the disease because of the high fat diet fed to their mothers...
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Epilepsy, Bipolar Disorder, Oncology, Diet

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New Mom With A Migraine Threw 2-day- Old Newborn In Hospital Room

Court documents filed Monday state a woman has pleaded not guilty to throwing her son at his crib in a hospital room in November. According to court documents, Megan James, 32, gave birth to a baby boy Nov. 15. While the mother and son were alone...

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Sleep Disturbances May Trigger Migraine

THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 -- Sleep disturbances appear to be a trigger for migraine headaches, according to a new study. "We found that low sleep efficiency, which is the amount of time you're awake in bed when you're trying to sleep, was associated...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Novel Treatments Are Reshaping Migraine Treatment, Prevention

Dr Christoph Diener on the advantages that ditans, CGRP antagonists, and monoclonal antibodies have over earlier treatments. Medscape Neurology

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Fda Approves New Type Of Drug To Treat Migraines

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 -- Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications have a new treatment option, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday. The pill, called ubrogepant (Ubrelvy) is for the immediate treatment...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Sleep Fragmentation Linked To Odds Of Migraine

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 -- Sleep fragmentation, defined by low sleep efficiency, is associated with increased odds of migraine a day later, but there is no temporal association for short sleep duration and low sleep quality with migraine, according...

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