Migraine

History of Migraine Yields Higher Risk for Hypertension in Women

History of Migraine Yields Higher Risk for Hypertension in Women

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Women with a history of migraine are at increased risk for developing hypertension.

Pain Acceptance Helps Improve Migraine Management

Pain Acceptance Helps Improve Migraine Management

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Avoidance can lead to headache disability by reducing pain thresholds and preventing pain habituation.

Migraine Across Female Reproductive Stages

Migraine Across Female Reproductive Stages

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The characteristics of migraine may change throughout a woman's reproductive stages, and may require different treatment strategies.

FDA Approves Qudexy XR for Migraine Indication

FDA Approves Qudexy XR for Migraine Indication

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Qudexy XR is already approved for use as initial monotherapy and adjunctive therapy to treat certain types of seizures.

Acupuncture for Migraine: Is It Effective?

Acupuncture for Migraine: Is It Effective?

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A significant decrease in migraine frequency was observed, but it is not clear how large a role placebo effect plays in treatment response.

Cogniphobia in Migraine: The Fear and Avoidance of Thinking

Cogniphobia in Migraine: The Fear and Avoidance of Thinking

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Future research should focus on whether cogniphobia can be a modifiable factor in the treatment of patients with migraine.

Persistent Asthma May Increase Migraine Risk in Children

Persistent Asthma May Increase Migraine Risk in Children

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Persistent asthma was found to be associated with an increased frequency of migraine.

Migraine Linked to Adverse Events in Pregnancy

Migraine Linked to Adverse Events in Pregnancy

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Migraine in pregnancy may warrant early referral to a neurologist and more intensive surveillance as a result of increased adverse birth events.

Hormonal Contraceptive Use Linked to Stroke in Migraine With Aura

Hormonal Contraceptive Use Linked to Stroke in Migraine With Aura

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The use of combined hormonal contraceptives significantly increases the risk of ischemic stroke in women with migraine with aura but not in women with migraine without aura.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Pediatric Migraine

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Pediatric Migraine

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Cognitive behavioral therapy provides sustained relief from pediatric migraine with few to no adverse effects.

Migraine History May Double Stroke Risk in Women

Migraine History May Double Stroke Risk in Women

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Women with a history of migraine headache had a more than 2-fold increased risk of stroke over a 6-year follow-up period.

CHAMP Trial: Placebo Just as Effective as Pharmacotherapy in Pediatric Migraine

CHAMP Trial: Placebo Just as Effective as Pharmacotherapy in Pediatric Migraine

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No significant difference in reduction of headache days was observed between the treatment groups and placebo.

AAP: Visits to Pediatric ERs for Headache Rising

AAP: Visits to Pediatric ERs for Headache Rising

The study results suggest that headaches are a growing burden on patients and the health care system.

Schizophrenia Drug May Relieve Status Migrainosus

Schizophrenia Drug May Relieve Status Migrainosus

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Eighty-one percent of patients deemed ziprasidone effective in reducing migraine severity.

Migraine Drug Maker Cuts Dosage Availability

Migraine Drug Maker Cuts Dosage Availability

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The 6 mg dose will remain available.

Alternative Treatments for Migraine: A Research Update

Alternative Treatments for Migraine: A Research Update

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Acupuncture, neurostimulation, and other alternative treatments have been associated with up to a 50% reduction in headache days.

Caffeine Cessation Tied to Improved Migraine Treatment Response

Caffeine Cessation Tied to Improved Migraine Treatment Response

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Abstinence from caffeine was independently associated with excellent acute treatment efficacy.

Sound-Based Therapy May Improve Migraine Symptoms

Sound-Based Therapy May Improve Migraine Symptoms

Two studies on the therapy were presented at the American Heart Association's Council on Hypertension 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Biobehavioral Interventions for Migraine Management

Biobehavioral Interventions for Migraine Management

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Combined treatment approaches are more beneficial than single approaches for chronic pain conditions like migraine.

FDA Grants Trokendi XR Tentative Label Expansion for Migraine Tx

FDA Grants Trokendi XR Tentative Label Expansion for Migraine Tx

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The drug's pediatric exclusivity expires in March 2017.

Serotonin Toxicity a Major Concern in Migraine Treatment

Serotonin Toxicity a Major Concern in Migraine Treatment

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Clinicians need to remain vigilant when prescribing tramadol, as its concurrent use with opioids poses a risk of serotonin toxicity.

Bridging the Gap Between Male, Female Migraine Diagnosis

Bridging the Gap Between Male, Female Migraine Diagnosis

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Neurologists should collaborate with other specialties in order to increase awareness of migraine prevalence in men.

Shared Genetics May Underly Co-Occurring Migraine, Depression

Shared Genetics May Underly Co-Occurring Migraine, Depression

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New findings suggest shared genetic etiology vs causal relationship in comorbid migraine and depression.

Migraine, Venous Thromboembolism May Share Mechanistic Link

Migraine, Venous Thromboembolism May Share Mechanistic Link

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Risk of VTE was only observed in patients with migraine with aura, suggesting a mechanistic link between the 2 conditions.

Cefaly Downsizes Migraine Treatment Device

Cefaly Downsizes Migraine Treatment Device

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The new device is three-quarters the size of the original.

Low Dose Folic Acid Not As Effective for Migraine Treatment

Low Dose Folic Acid Not As Effective for Migraine Treatment

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An earlier study examined the efficacy of 2 mg folic acid.

Optogenetics: A Promising Treatment for Migraine Symptoms

Optogenetics: A Promising Treatment for Migraine Symptoms

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Fiber optic light at blue and yellow wavelengths can respectively activate and inhibit neurons expressing light-sensitive ion channels

New Guidelines for Migraine Treatment in the Emergency Department

New Guidelines for Migraine Treatment in the Emergency Department

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More than 50% of patients with migraine are treated with opioids in the ED despite known risks.

Telemedicine Effective for the Diagnosis, Treatment of Chronic Headache

Telemedicine Effective for the Diagnosis, Treatment of Chronic Headache

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Patients in both groups were satisfied with their care.

Highlights From the 2016 American Headache Society Annual Meeting

Highlights From the 2016 American Headache Society Annual Meeting

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Huma Sheikh, MD, discusses some of her top picks from presentations made at the 2016 AHS annual meeting.

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