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Headache News

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.


Colorado tick fever: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention
What is Colorado tick fever and what are its causes? Learn how Colorado tick fever is diagnosed and how ticks can be removed safely.


Sinus infections: Are they contagious?
Are sinus infections contagious or not? In this article, learn how to diagnose a sinus infection, how to prevent it, and how to manage symptoms.


Cannabinoids could prevent migraine, study finds
Researchers have found that a combination of THC and CBD - two of marijuana's active compounds - is as effective as existing drugs for preventing migraine.


Study: Exposure to light causes emotional and physical responses in migraine sufferers
Researchers identify novel connections between neurons in the eye and neurons in the brain.People experiencing migraines often avoid light and find relief in darkness.


Can daith piercings help with a migraine? What the experts say
What is a migraine, what is a daith piercing, and could one help with migraines? Learn about alternative treatments for migraines including acupuncture.


Hemiplegic migraines: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Often confused with a stroke, hemiplegic migraines are a rare form of migraine. Learn about the motor weakness and visual disturbances they may cause.


Dehydration headaches: Signs, treatment, and prevention
Headaches are a common cause of pain but what is a dehydration headache? Learn about the symptoms, causes, and how to treat a dehydration headache.


What causes a headache behind the ears?
A headache behind the ear can be caused by a number of things, including dental problems, nerve injury, and infection. Learn more in this article.


Why do some images cause seizures while others do not?
New research examines why some static images - that is, without any motion or flicker - can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy.