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2009-02-17 10:28:15

New research looks at whether a gene variant may affect the link between migraine and stroke or heart attacks. The study is published in the February 17, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.The study involved 25,000 women who answered a questionnaire about their history of migraines and migraines with aura. Aura is usually described as visual disturbances, such as flashing lights or geometric patterns. The women were...

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2008-12-23 10:22:56

Careful migraine sufferers: overusing painkillers can hurt migraine patients, causing worse headaches that can require further medication. Taking care of migraines is important. However, it is more important to use migraine-preventing medicines to avoid the painkiller rut Rena Cerbone fell into. "It was a double-edged sword," Cerbone, 41, of Montclair, N.J., says. "I was taking Fiorinal on a daily basis just to function." Luckily for the majority of patients, migraines are not very common....

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2008-11-19 15:30:00

A team of researchers led by investigators at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has determined that certain commonly-prescribed medications may have the unintended consequence of increasing the frequency of migraine attacks. This important finding could alter the way doctors prescribe migraine medicines.In a recent article published in the journal Headache, the Einstein-led study of more than 8,000 migraine sufferers nationwide, found that the use of medications...

2008-10-27 12:00:30

Minster Pharmaceuticals, a drug development company, has announced positive results from its Phase II trial in Denmark of tonabersat in the prevention of migraine with aura. According to the company, the median number of aura attacks was reduced by 68% (p=0.01) in patients receiving tonabersat when compared with placebo. This result in the primary endpoint of the study is both clinically and statistically highly significant. A further primary endpoint showed a reduction in the number of...

2008-10-24 15:00:24

ESSEX, United Kingdom, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Minster Pharmaceuticals plc (AIM: MPM), the drug development company specializing in neurological and psychiatric disorders, is pleased to announce positive results from its Phase II trial in Denmark of tonabersat in the prevention of migraine with aura. The median number of aura attacks was reduced by 68% (p=0.01) in patients receiving tonabersat when compared with placebo. This result in the primary endpoint of the study is both...

2008-07-03 12:00:13

U.S. medical scientists say they may have found clues to the biological basis of migraine headaches suffered by 15 percent to 20 percent of people worldwide. By studying a rare, inherited form of migraine, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center led by Dr. Alfred George Jr. determined genetic mutations linked to the rare form of familial migraine alter the function of sodium channels -- protein tunnels through brain cell membranes involved in the electrical conduction of nerve...

2006-07-24 11:02:18

(Corrects to include dropped line in first paragraph) CHICAGO, July 18 (Reuters) - People who experience vision abnormalities before a migraine strikes are at double the risk of heart disease compared to people who do not get the debilitating headaches, a study said on Tuesday. The "aura" that immediately precedes a migraine affects sufferers differently, with some combination of dizziness, flashes or spots of light, and temporary loss of vision. Among the 28 million Americans,...

2006-07-18 15:00:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - People who experience vision of heart disease compared to people who do not get the debilitating headaches, a study said on Tuesday. The "aura" that immediately precedes a migraine affects sufferers differently, with some combination of dizziness, flashes or spots of light, and temporary loss of vision. Among the 28 million Americans, mostly women, who suffer migraines, fewer than one-third experience the aura beforehand that was linked in the study to the increased risk...

2006-07-04 11:25:00

NEW YORK -- Adults who suffer from bouts of migraine without aura have slightly narrower retinal blood vessels, or arterioles, than adults without migraine, research shows. The finding supports the hypothesis that microvascular disease may be associated with certain types of migraine, investigators note in a report in the journal Headache. Dr. Gerald Liew from the University of Sydney, Australia and colleagues used recently developed quantitative techniques to measure small vessel calibers...

2006-06-23 16:41:40

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who have migraines are more likely to be overweight than the general population, while overweight kids suffer more disabling migraines than their normal-weight peers, a new study shows. "If you have two unhealthy conditions, migraine and obesity, you are even more disabled than if you'd had either one," Dr. Andrew D. Hershey of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the study's lead author, told Reuters Health. He reported...