Migraine and Other Headaches Community
Support for patients with migraine and similar neurological disorders. Discussions among patients, families, caregivers and professionals on topics related to diagnosis, treatment, and activities of daily living.
Headaches common in year following traumatic brain injury, especially among females
Aug 18, 2011
Recurring headaches are common during the year following a traumatic brain injury, regardless of the severity of the traumatic brain injury, and they tend to occur more often among females and those with a pre-traumatic brain injury history of headache, according to an article in Journal of Neurotrauma.
Caffeine can ease a spinal tap headache
Aug 10, 2011
Researchers now show that caffeine treatment can decrease the number of patients with persistent puncture headaches, when compared to a placebo. Both oral and intravenous caffeine work, with the IV form especially helpful in lessening the duration of the headaches.
Study finds behavioral treatment for migranes a cost-effective alternative to meds
Jul 07, 2011
A cost analysis of migraine treatments comparing pharmaceuticals to well-documented behavioral approaches such as relaxation training, hypnosis and biofeedback found behavioral treatments often come out cheaper, particularly after a year or more.
Gastric bypass alleviates migraine headaches
Jun 17, 2011
Bariatric surgery can lead to total or partial alleviation of migraines in nearly 90% of morbidly obese patients diagnosed with migraine headaches, according to a new study presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.
The association of alcohol drinking with migraine headache
Jun 13, 2011
Researchers from the Headache Center in Empoli, Italy conclude that reports overestimate the role of alcohol, as well as other foods, in the triggering of migraine.
A pill to prevent migraine?
Jun 01, 2011
The discovery of a gene for migraine holds great promise in the quest for new approaches—possibly even a pill—for preventing the disease, says a panel of experts presenting data at the annual scientific meeting of the American Headache Society.
More men with migraine suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder than women
Jun 01, 2011
A recently published paper highlights that while the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder is more common in those with migraine than those without migraine irrespective of sex, the risk is greater in male migraineurs than female migraineurs.
Many migraine sufferers can predict their migraine attack—may create new treatment possibilities
Jun 01, 2011
As many as one third of sufferers of migraine with aura experience forewarning symptoms even the day before an attack that might create an opportunity for intervention and prevention.