Tag Archives: Migraine

Migraine Relief with New Antibody Drug

Migraine is a neurological condition characterized by severe, debilitating headaches – usually intense pulsing or throbbing on one side of the head. It is often accompanied by extreme sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and vomiting. Migraine is three times more common in women than in men. The Migraine Research Foundation estimates that U.S. employees… Read More »

A Migraine Prevention Treatment on the Horizon

What if there was a way to prevent migraines from starting? Based on some hopeful clinical trial results, millions of people suffering from migraines may soon have an answer. Current medications treat only the symptoms of recurring migraines; they offer no help to prevent the start of a migraine attack. Researchers investigating the intricate details… Read More »

Migraine Suppression Device Approved by FDA

The U.S. FDA recently approved an interesting approach for treating migraines that doesn’t involve the standard treatment regimen of migraine medications. Using the principle of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), the device is a headband that delivers small electrical impulses to branches of the trigeminal nerve, a nerve responsible for facial sensations and motor functions.… Read More »

New Migraine Treatment Guide

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has recommended new guidelines concerning treatment options for migraine headache relief. Migraines affect millions of people every month, with often debilitating consequences. The AAN recommendations focus on the benefits and risks of three popular migraine treatments: non-prescription medicines like ibuprofen & naproxen, and prescription medicines for triptans and opioids.… Read More »

Migraine Update: Visual Auras, Heart Health, & Treatments to Avoid

A recent study published in the medical journal Cephalalgia brings forward some new information on the relationship between migraine events and vascular health. Several population based studies have already pointed to a connection between vascular risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, and high cholesterol levels and the increased incidence of migraines. The new Cephalalgia study… Read More »

Update on Migraine Prevention and Treatment

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) issued new guidelines earlier this year on preventing and treating migraine headaches, which can affect millions of people every month, with sometimes debilitating consequences. The AAN analyzed over 280 clinical studies on the effectiveness of several different classes of medications to either alleviate or prevent migraine symptoms. The analysis… Read More »