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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...

2012-01-09 17:31:12

Acupuncture shows clinical effect in treating migraines but whether real or placebo effect is uncertain Acupuncture and sham acupuncture appear equally effective in treating migraines, according to a clinical trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj110551.pdf. An international team of researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine the effect of acupuncture compared with sham acupuncture...

2011-03-31 14:01:14

Roughly 15% of children suffer from migraines, and approximately one-third of these affected children have migraines with aura, a collection of symptoms that can include weakness, blind spots, and even hallucinations. Although the causes of migraines are unclear, a new study soon to be published in The Journal of Pediatrics suggests a connection between migraine headaches in children and a heart defect called patent foramen ovale, which affects 25% of people in the U.S. Dr. Rachel McCandless...

2011-03-30 07:59:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Bariatric surgery may provide an added benefit to severely obese patients besides weight loss: it can also help alleviate the excruciating pain of migraine headaches, according to this study. Researchers say obese patients who had suffered painful and debilitating migraines before bariatric surgery reported improvements in headache frequency, severity and disability just six months after surgery. At that point, most patients had lost an average of 66.4 pounds. "Obesity...

2011-03-16 00:00:30

Neurofeedback More Effective than Medication: Eliminates Headaches Without Side-Effects. Stunning results from a new study reveal that 54% of participants receiving neurofeedback experienced complete relief from migraines. Beachwood, OH (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Migraines cost American taxpayers $13 billion in missed work or reduced productivity annually. In a time of job insecurity and financial vulnerability, when stress levels are high and incomes are low, crippling migraines are an ever...

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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...

2010-10-15 17:03:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Botox injection (onabotulinumtoxinA) to prevent headaches in adult patients with chronic migraine. Chronic migraine is defined as having a history of migraine and experiencing a headache on most days of the month. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) "Chronic migraine is one of the most disabling...

2010-10-12 18:21:40

Ohio University-led study suggests new option for headache pain management The combination of preventive medication and behavioral changes offered significant relief for 77 percent of the individuals enrolled in a study aimed at combating frequent, disabling migraine headaches, according to new Ohio University research published this week in the British Medical Journal. Though daily preventive medication and behavioral techniques individually have been shown to improve headache pain, the new...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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