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Latest The City of London Migraine Clinic Stories

2009-06-29 06:47:12

Middle-aged women who experienced migraine headaches with aura (sensory disturbances affecting vision, balance or speech) had a higher prevalence of cerebellar brain lesions when they were older, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Migraine is a common neurovascular disorder that affects approximately 11 percent of adults and is more common in women than in men. Approximately one-third of individuals with migraine experience neurological...

2009-05-27 08:31:40

Patients living with migraine have strong reason for new optimism concerning a positive future. Two review articles and an accompanying editorial, "The Future of Migraine: Beyond Just Another Pill," in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, are the basis for an ironic premise."Migraine is a potentially chronic, progressive disease that substantially affects patients, families, workplaces, and society," according to the editorial written by Roger Cady, M.D., of the Headache Care Center...

2009-05-26 14:00:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients living with migraine have strong reason for new optimism concerning a positive future. Two review articles and an accompanying editorial, "The Future of Migraine: Beyond Just Another Pill," in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, are the basis for an ironic premise. "Migraine is a potentially chronic, progressive disease that substantially affects patients, families, workplaces, and society," according to the editorial...

2009-05-26 06:30:00

- Both Rapid and Sustained Pain Relief for up to 48 Hours - - Conference Call to be Held Today at 8:30 a.m. ET - MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP) announced today that the efficacy portion of its first Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating its novel LEVADEX(TM) orally inhaled migraine therapy met all four primary endpoints. Additional endpoints showed that LEVADEX provided rapid and sustained pain relief for up to 48 hours after...

2009-05-01 17:44:19

U.S. researchers are studying animals to learn how magnetic therapy may provide some relief for migraine sufferers. The therapy -- transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy -- focuses a magnetic pulse through the skull. In a previous human study, TMS eased the pain of migraine with aura, a condition in which various, mostly visual, sensations come before or accompany the headache pain of a migraine attack. In the study, conducted in rats, the University of California, San Francisco...

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2009-04-30 09:19:35

A new UCSF study examining the mechanism of a novel therapy that uses magnetic pulses to treat chronic migraine sufferers showed the treatment to be a promising alternative to medication. The therapy is called transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS. Study findings were presented today (April 29, 2009) during the annual American Academy of Neurology scientific meeting in Seattle. In a previous randomized controlled clinical study by Ohio State University Medical Center, TMS was used to...

2009-04-29 10:56:52

Data to be presented at AAN suggests glutamate receptor 'mGluR5' is clinically relevant When migraine strikes, because of severe pain, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound, sufferers are effectively disabled for up to 72 hours. Since they are forced to stop what they are doing until the pain and other symptoms subside, migraine causes a significant loss in productivity at work and the personal lives of those affected. Migraineurs "“ especially the 25% of...

2009-04-23 04:08:00

Experts urge sufferers to break the cycle of suffering 'Migraine Million' fundraiser honors one-in-a-million moms CHICAGO, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mother/daughter relationship can give some women headaches -- literally. Yet, on Mother's Day we choose to put that aside and bring flowers. This Mother's Day, the National Headache Foundation is suggesting that women discuss the subject head-on. If women pay more attention to the triggers, patterns and symptoms of their own...

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2009-03-27 11:24:45

While physical exercise has been shown to trigger migraine headaches among sufferers, a new study describes an exercise program that is well tolerated by patients. The findings show that the program decreased the frequency of headaches and improved quality of life. The study is published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. The study used a sample of migraine sufferers who were examined before, during and after an aerobic exercise intervention. The program was based on indoor...

2009-03-17 08:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by The HealthCentral Network: WHAT: MyMigraineConnection.com and Teri Robert, patient advocate and Migraine expert on MyMigraineConnection.com, have kicked off their popular annual "Putting Our Heads Together" Poetry Contest. The contest, in its ninth year, seeks the most creative and influential pieces of poetry on how Migraine disease and/or headache disorders affect each entrant's life. Everyone who...


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