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2011-06-13 15:23:55

Migraine is a neurovascular disease that affects about 15% of the western population. Compounds in foods and beverages (chocolate, wine, citrus, etc) considered as migraine triggers include tyramine, phenylethylamine and possibly histamine and phenolic compounds. Avoiding those triggers may significantly reduce the frequency of migraines in some patients. However, only a small percentage of patients in one study became headache-free simply by excluding those foods, epidemiological studies are...

2010-12-02 15:34:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The public can now prepare to combat the holiday headaches with Dr. Mauskop's Migralex(TM). This new brand of headache relief medicine, introduced by Dr. Alexander Mauskop, a world-renowned neurologist, headache expert, and founder of the New York Headache Center, not only contains a proven, highly effective pain reliever but also corrects a mineral deficiency responsible for headaches. "You can't imagine how happy people are to finally achieve...

2010-02-16 13:59:31

Migraine headache affects many people and a number of different preventative strategies should be considered, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The article, a primer for physicians, outlines various treatments and approaches for migraine headaches. Migraine headache is a common, disabling condition. When migraine headaches become frequent, therapy can be challenging. Preventative therapy for migraines remains one of the more difficult aspects, as while there...

2010-01-06 12:15:41

International Headache Society guidelines published in Cephalalgia If you're one of the millions of headache sufferers around the world, more effective relief might be on the way in years to come. That's because the International Headache Society has just published new research guidelines intended to stimulate more research into headache treatment, and to provide researchers with guidelines to cut health risks associated with treatment. The guidelines appear in the latest issue of Cephalalgia...

2009-12-18 07:48:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Headaches are extremely common. Almost everyone has experienced a severe headache at least once in his or her lifetime. In most cases, headaches are minor nuisances that resolve within a short time. However, a headache can on rare occasions be the warning sign of a potentially serious disorder that requires immediate medical attention. Potentially serious disorders that can produce headache pain include brain tumors, stroke (particularly...

2009-08-21 00:43:09

Family quarrels and a lack of free time promote headaches in children, researchers in Germany found. The study, published in Deutshes Arzeteblatt International, found boys experiencing more than one family quarrel per week had a 1.8 times higher risk of developing headaches and boys who only sometimes had time to themselves had a 2.1 times higher risk of developing headaches. The researchers associated parents giving either positive or negative reinforcement with headache frequency --...

2009-08-03 11:10:37

A new study published in the August 2009 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) finds that two years after anterior cervical neck operations, patients who have arthroplasty (disc replacement) or arthodesis (spine fusion) can be expected to have significant improvement in their headache symptoms."This is not a "cure" for all headaches. But, if you have headaches associated with neck pain and dysfunction, surgery for the neck problem can significantly improve the related...

2009-02-16 14:57:18

Sleeping to cope with chronic pain caused by tension-type headaches could lead to chronic sleeplessness, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago compared a group of 32 women confirmed to have tension-type headaches, as classified by the International Headache Society System, to a control group of 33 women who experienced minimal pain. Eighty-one percent of the women in the headache group reported going to sleep as a way of managing their headaches;...

2008-10-02 03:00:19

By Barnard, Neal Can cleaning up your diet help clear your head? Q I get a lot of headaches. Could they be caused by something I'm eating? A Yes, they certainly could be. A common example is MSG (monosodium glutamate), a flavor enhancer often used in Chinese restaurants and also found in processed foods. People who are sensitive to it get a feeling like a tight band around the head that kicks in about 20 minutes after MSG touches their lips. Sinus headaches strike in the forehead or...

2006-08-08 19:50:34

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with transformed migraine, also known as chronic daily headache, may revert back to the more tolerable, common type if they stop taking overused pain medications, Korean researchers report. Exercise and taking medications to prevent, rather than treat, headaches may also help. Dr. Chin-Sang Chung and colleagues at the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul followed 136 patients diagnosed with transformed migraine for a year. Each patient had been...


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