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Female Migraine Sufferers Also At Increased Risk Of Depression
2012-02-23 10:29:07

A new study reported on this week suggests that women who currently suffer or have suffered migraines in the past are at an increased risk for developing depression compared to women who have never had migraine, reports Matt McMillen for Health.com. For the study, to be released in April at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, researchers classified 36,154 women without depression and had provided information about migraine. Women were classified as...

2012-02-23 06:21:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — New research suggests that women with any history of migraine are about 40 percent more likely to develop depression than women without a history of migraine. For the study, researchers classified 36,154 women without depression who were enrolled in the Women's Health Study and had provided information about migraine. Women were classified as either having active migraine with aura, active migraine without aura, past history of migraine (but not within the last...

2011-06-02 09:51:00

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis of the National Headache Foundation's landmark American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study, the largest study of migraine and headache sufferers ever conducted, indicates that those with frequent migraine-related nausea experienced more severe pain and worse outcomes than those with rare or no presence of nausea. Frequent nausea may also be a predictor of patients' satisfaction with their treatments and ability to perform...

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2011-05-03 13:20:00

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that about half of all adults around the world suffer from headache disorders like migraines and tension headaches, and the problem has huge economic and societal costs. The WHO said headaches are widely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and under-treated, and the knowledge about them and the burdens they impose must be improved. According to WHO, 47 percent of all adults have a headache disorder and "the financial costs to society through...

2011-04-21 07:05:00

CHICAGO and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Could migraine patients be doing more to get the most out of their medical visits? According to a new national survey released by the National Headache Foundation (NHF) and GlaxoSmithKline, the answer is yes. For the nearly 30 million migraine sufferers in the U.S., including six million treating with prescription medication, these survey results may have important implications. To view the multimedia assets...

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2011-02-26 07:26:26

A new study, published in the journal Headache, has found that girls who get migraines appear more likely than their peers to gain extra weight during adulthood. Reuters reports that scientists found that four in ten women with childhood migraines had added at least 22 pounds since age 18, compared to three in ten women who never had the excruciating headaches. Other studies have linked migraines to obesity, but the new results held up even after taking into consideration that children...

2011-01-19 18:27:50

Recent work, in particular the CAMERA study, has used MRI to study the brains of migraine sufferers and has shown that a higher proportion of these patients exhibit lesions of the brain microvessels than the rest of the population. Lesions of the brain microvessels Lesions of the brain microvessels, visible on cerebral MRI images, can be of various kinds: white-matter hyperintensities and, more rarely, silent infarcts leading to loss of white-matter tissue. They result from a deterioration of...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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