: ' migraine'

Migraines Linked to Lightning

By Pat Anson, Editor The old saying about lightning never striking the same place twice apparently isn’t true when it comes to migraine sufferers. Lightning can trigger one to three extra migraines a month, according researchers [...]

Migraine Triggers May Not Be Strong

By Pat Anson, Editor Many people who suffer from migraine have learned to avoid “triggers” that can bring on a headache and visual disturbances known as aura. But a small Danish study suggests that triggers for [...]

FDA Approves New Migraine Patch

By Pat Anson, Editor Millions of Americans who suffer from migraine will soon have a new treatment option – one that doesn’t come in a bottle or pill. It’s a battery powered patch that acts as [...]

Pain and Skin Problems Top Reasons to See Doctor

By Richard Lenti Back pain, arthritis and skin problems – not life threatening diseases — top the list of reasons people visit a health care provider, according to a new study by the Mayo Clinic. “Surprisingly, [...]

Electric Stimulation of Brain Provides Pain Relief

By Richard Lenti If you have vivid memories of Jack Nicholson being electroshocked in the 1975 film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” then you may not think of electricity as a way to alleviate pain. [...]

Women with Migraines More Likely to Develop Brain Lesions

Women who suffer from migraine headaches are more likely to develop brain lesions, but don’t experience any changes in their cognitive ability, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The [...]

Excedrin Returning to Store Shelves Next Week

Excedrin headache number 2012 is about to end for some fans of the popular over-the-counter pain reliever. Ten months after a voluntary recall left consumers scrambling for a substitute medication, Novartis (NYSE: NVS) says it will [...]

Migraines May Hurt Your Head But Not Your Brain

Pain from migraine headaches can get so bad it may seem like it even hurts to think. But the effect is temporary and does not lead to long term cognitive decline, according to a new study [...]

Novartis Resumes Production of Excedrin

Relief is on the way for millions of migraine sufferers who say Excedrin is the only pain reliever that works for them. Novartis (NYSE:NVS) says production of Excedrin has resumed, six months after a voluntary recall [...]

Migraine Awareness is Focus of Online Chat

Fielding questions and offering advice via online chat recently was a first for him, but accounts from migraine sufferers seeking relief sounded all too familiar to neurologist Andrew Charles, MD. Often under-diagnosed, migraines represent “a significant [...]