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2014-04-08 08:29:08

CARDIFF, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NI Research has released the April issue of NeuroPerspective, which reviews and assesses migraine therapeutics in development. Migraine is the most common of all neurological disorders. Based on epidemiological studies done in the US and Europe during the 1990s, approximately 12.6% of the population experiences migraine in a given year, with 18% suffering from migraine at some point in their lifetimes. It is estimated that there are 36...

2014-04-04 12:27:40

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NU) -- Got a headache? You're not alone. Headaches are responsible for more than 18 million doctor's office visits annually in the U.S., and are the most common reason for reaching for over-the-counter medication. Likewise troubling is their toll on the economy: $25 billion in lost productivity, based on the estimated 156 million work days lost each year by sufferers sometimes too debilitated to even make it out of bed....

Migraine Sufferers Turn To Social Media To Share Their Pain
2014-04-04 05:27:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It feels as if an ice pick is being shoved into your eye, you can't keep food down, and turning on a lights make the evil genius with the ice pick much more energetic. Migraines can make you miserable, but what do you do about it? A new study from the University of Michigan reveals that more and more of us are turning to Twitter. The findings, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, show people are sharing their...

2014-03-27 08:34:36

AVP-825 relies on novel closed palate Breath Powered(TM) drug delivery technology YARDLEY, Pa., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the New Drug Application (NDA) for AVP-825, an innovative closed-palate Breath Powered(TM) investigational drug-device combination product for the acute treatment of migraine. As previously reported, the 505(b)(2) NDA for AVP-825 includes clinical data developed by OptiNose including a pivotal phase...

Unnecessary Brain Scans Are A Headache For Everyone
2014-03-18 09:39:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many people with persistent headaches are worried about a cancerous growth on their brain and request that their doctor perform and imaging scan, but more often than not – it’s not a tumor. Because persistent headaches often have a more benign cause, US doctors perform around $1 billion worth of unnecessary and wasteful medical imaging tests, according to a new report from University of Michigan researchers that was published...

2014-03-17 23:01:26

One particular health benefit that Pilates is well known for is the ability to reduce and even, in many cases, alleviate headaches. In her latest article, leading Australian Pilates coach Tamara Gollan shows why that happens and indeed how it can work. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 In the three minute video which is available now to download on her website via the blog post Easy Pilates Exercise To Decrease Headaches – How To Strengthen The Back of Your Neck, Gollan asks the viewer to partake...

2014-03-16 23:01:42

DMG Productions explores the latest medical advancements migraine management. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) March 16, 2014 Migraine Miracle® was created by Kelly Lott, an experienced massage therapist with over 22 years of professional experience. This episode of Innovations will focus on Migraine Miracle®'s ability to provide natural relief for migraine pain. Viewers will learn how, through the use of cold marble stones and aromatherapy products, Migraine Miracle® targets...

2014-03-12 12:28:44

Episodic migraine patients may soon find relief from innovative medical headband NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CEFALY Technology announced today that its received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Cefaly® medical device for the preventative treatment for migraine headaches. Cefaly® is the first transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device specifically authorized for use prior to the onset of pain. It is expected to be available in the...

2014-03-12 11:29:28

New insights into how the human brain responds to chronic pain could eventually lead to improved treatments for patients, according to University of Adelaide researchers. Neuroplasticity is the term used to describe the brain's ability to change structurally and functionally with experience and use. "Neuroplasticity underlies our learning and memory, making it vital during early childhood development and important for continuous learning throughout life," says Dr Ann-Maree Vallence, a...

Cefaly for migraines
2014-03-12 11:06:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a statement released on Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of the first-ever medical device made to prevent migraines. Called Cefaly, the device is shaped like a tiara and delivers a “tingling” electric current to the wearer’s forehead. According to a report published in the journal Neurology last month, Cefaly decreased chronic migraine onset by two per month on average, and 38 percent of users...


Latest Headaches Reference Libraries

Heat Therapy
2012-12-31 12:08:31

Heat therapy is a treatment in the medical field to relieve pain and improve over health. It can be a therapy used only once, repeatedly in rehabilitation sessions, or as part of an after-care routine in sports medicine. It can be delivered in many forms with success in all. How the Heat Helps As heat is introduced to the area, the temperature will increase beginning from the outer layer and moving deeper into the tissues. After the change in temperature, the blood vessels in the area of...

Cephalalgia, Journal
2012-04-25 14:12:25

Cephalalgia is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the International Headache Society. The journal is subtitled 'An International Journal of Headache'. The journal was established in 1981 and is published tri-weekly (or 16 times per year). It was previously published by Blackwell Publishing. The editor-in-chief is David W. Dodick of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Cephalalgia provides an international forum for research, review and discussions on...

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