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Headache News

Migraine relief: Prediction system may help to prevent pain
A team of Spanish-based researchers has simulated a migraine prediction system that may drastically improve the lives of people living with migraines.


Can apple cider vinegar cure a headache?
Headaches are a common complaint for many people. There are many natural remedies available, including apple cider vinegar. Does it work?


Can you get a headache from sugar?
Rapid swings in blood sugar levels from to eating too much sugar or too little sugar can sometimes cause headaches. Learn more in this article.


What is an intractable migraine?
Learn all about status migrainosus, a migraine that lasts for longer than 3 days, also known as intractable migraine. We look at symptoms and treatment.


What is a vestibular migraine?
We take a look at vestibular migraines, a type of migraine that involves dizziness and vertigo. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options.


Migraine breakthrough: New drug halves attacks
In a phase III clinical trial of people with episodic migraine, a drug called erenumab was found to cut the number of monthly migraine days by over half.


Could a spinal fluid test help to diagnose migraine?
After finding a link between higher levels of sodium in cerebrospinal fluid and migraine, researchers suggest it be investigated as a means of diagnosis.


What you need to know about occipital neuralgia
A look at occipital neuralgia, a condition also known as a tension headache. Included are details on how they differ from other headaches and prevention.


Five common causes of early morning headache
Learn about a number of causes of early morning headaches, including sleep problems, along with what can be done to treat and prevent them from occurring.


What you should know about barometric pressure and headaches
A look at barometric pressure headaches and migraines, which is where weather causes pain. Included is detail on triggers and how to avoid them.


What is a basilar migraine?
Basilar migraines can cause severe pain and are often accompanied by visual disturbances. Learn more about their diagnosis and how to cope.


Migraine pain could be eased with ketamine, study finds
Researchers suggest that ketamine may be an effective treatment for migraine among patients who fail to respond to standard therapies.


Why does diabetes cause headaches?
While headaches are not usually dangerous, they may indicate poor blood sugar control in a person with diabetes. Learn more in this article.


Are migraines a self-defense mechanism?
Migraines can severely impact daily functioning and productivity, but could they actually be a mark of the brain's self-protective mechanism?


What are the health benefits of butterbur?
This article explores the different uses and health benefits of butterbur. It is most commonly used to treat migraines and hay fever. Learn more.


Migraine with aura may raise stroke risk
People who experience migraine with aura - but not migraine without aura - could face a 27 percent greater risk of stroke, a new study finds.


The 10 best migraine apps
If you experience migraines, we have found the best apps to help you record your symptoms, identify potential triggers, and reduce pain severity.


Five effective essential oils for headaches
Essential oils have been used throughout history for treating ailments. We look at five popular essential oils for treating headaches and migraines.


Headache on the left side: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
In this article, we look at the causes of headaches on the left side, including underlying conditions, symptoms, treatments, and when to see a doctor.


Body clock gene variations may lead to stress migraines
New research finds that two variants of the so-called CLOCK gene, which regulates our circadian rhythm, combined with financial stress may cause migraines.


Five ways to cope with migraine
Migraines can be debilitating, making life more difficult for people who experience them frequently. What are some treatments and preventive approaches?


Allodynia: Causes, types, and treatment
Allodynia is when pain is experienced despite there being no obvious cause for pain. Learn about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.


Five vascular diseases linked to one common genetic variant
Genome-wide association studies have implicated a common genetic variant in chromosome 6p24 in coronary artery disease, as well as four other vascular diseases: migraine headache, cervical artery...


Migraines could be predicted with new stress model
A migraine can appear from seemingly nowhere, putting you out of action for hours. Scientists are working on ways to predict the approach of these hassles.


Controlled temperature change inside ear can prevent migraines
The application of gentle cooling and warming currents inside the ear canal can provide relief for migraine sufferers, new research at the University of Kent has helped show.