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Brain Structure May Be Permanently Altered By Migraines
2013-08-29 15:28:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Migraines are severe and potentially debilitating headaches marked by a throbbing pain on just one side of the head and, according to a new research review published in Neurology, they are capable of affecting the brain structure as shown on imaging tests. "Our review and meta-analysis study suggests that the disorder may permanently alter brain structure in multiple ways," study author Dr. Messoud Ashina, a neurologist at the...

2013-07-29 11:13:21

Incomplete circle of Willis more common in subjects with migraine The network of arteries supplying blood flow to the brain is more likely to be incomplete in people who suffer migraine, a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reports. Variations in arterial anatomy lead to asymmetries in cerebral blood flow that might contribute to the process triggering migraines. The arterial supply of blood to the brain is protected by a series...

2013-06-11 23:02:38

Teen knowledge on migraines is limited on signs, symptoms, and treatments. Many teenage girls misuse over-the-counter medications that can worsen symptoms. Hopewell, NJ (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Migraine headaches are surprisingly common among teenage girls, yet many have limited knowledge of the disorder and frequently misuse over-the-counter medications that can worsen their symptoms, a noted headache researcher says. Dr. Mitra Assadi, director of the Headache Center at Capital Health´s...

Colic May Lead To Migraines Later On
2013-04-17 05:48:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While colic in newborn babies has long been considered to be a gastrointestinal condition, new research suggests that migraine headaches might actually be to blame. The study claims that children who were diagnosed with migraines were more likely (72.6 percent) to experience colic — a condition in which an otherwise healthy infant cries or displays symptoms of distress for long periods of time and for no apparent reason...

2013-03-18 20:49:50

AURA announced today that Dr. Steven M. Kahn will assume the role of Director of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Project effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Kahn will succeed Dr. Sidney C. Wolff and retain his current affiliation with SLAC and Stanford. LSST is the top-ranked large-scale ground-based project for the next decade as recommended by the National Research Council´s Astronomy and Astrophysics decadal survey (Astro2010). By digitally imaging the sky for a decade, the LSST...

Bright Light And Hard Exercise May Not Be Migraine Triggers After All
2013-01-24 12:49:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research that was recently published in the journal Neurology suggests that two supposed migraine triggers, bright lights and hard exercise, may not have as much of an effect as previously thought. In what sounds like one of the most cruelly designed experiments, researchers had 27 migraine patients run or ride an exercise bike at maximum effort for one hour, while the scientists used a combination of lamps and bright flashes for...

Migraine With Aura Associated With Heart Disease, Thrombosis In Women
2013-01-16 08:45:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having a headache can be a real pain. Having a migraine can often feel ten times worse. And now, women who have migraines with visual disturbances (auras), such as flashing lights, may be dealing with more than just extra pain and discomfort. According to two new studies, to be presented in March at the 65th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in San Diego, women who have migraine with aura may have a higher risk...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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