Migraines Stories
  • Study: Giving aspirin via IV is safe and effective for severe headache

    A new study shows that aspirin, given intravenously (IV), may be a safe and effective option for people hospitalized for severe headache or migraine, undergoing medication withdrawal. The research will be published in the September 21, 2010, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Head start for migraine sufferers

    For severe migraine sufferers, psychological treatments build on the benefits of drug therapy, according to a new study1 by Elizabeth Seng and Dr. Kenneth Holroyd from Ohio University in the US.
  • Breakthrough news involving migraine

    Investigators from the International Headache Genetics Consortium, a world-wide collaboration of researchers, have identified the first-ever genetic risk factor associated with common types of migraine. Researchers looked at genetic data of more than 50,000 people and found new insights into the triggers for migraines attacks, which commonly begin in puberty and but tend to affect people aged between 20 to 45 years of age. Migraine affects approximately one in six women and one in 12 men.
  • Scientists discover gene causing migraine

    A new study has linked a gene on chromosome 8 to persistent migraine headaches and suggests that having that particular variation of a gene could actually raise the risk of getting the disease.
  • Migraine patients with aura at higher mortality risk

    People suffering from migraines and complaining of auras run a higher risk of mortality due to heart disease and stroke though individual risk for a migraine patient is comparatively lower, new research suggests.
  • Headaches in teens tied to overweight, smoking and lack of exercise

    Teens who are overweight, get little exercise or who smoke may be more likely to have frequent headaches and migraines than teens with none of these factors, according to a study published in the August 18, 2010, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
  • Your migraine triggers and six steps to avoid it

    Onset of migraine can be crippling, it can bring your life to a standstill. Avoid getting beaten by your headache and make note of what seems to bring it on.
  • A massage is proven to relieve psychophysiological state of patients with chronic headache

    Researchers at the University of Granada -in collaboration with the Clinical Hospital San Cecilio and the University Rey Juan Carlos- have proven that the psychological and physiological state of patients with tension headache improves within 24 hours after receiving a 30-minute massage.