Sexual Activity Brings Headache Relief to Some

Sexual Activity Brings Headache Relief to Some

Migraine made bigger than usual headlines recently after a study indicating that sex may be helpful in relieving migraine pain appeared in the journal Cephalalgia. While some of the headlines were clearly meant to grab attention, the science behind the…

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Migraine With Aura Raises Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Migraine With Aura Raises Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Women who experience migraine with aura are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke, according to new research. In the latest study on this subject, researchers followed 27,860 women enrolled in the Women’s Health Study…

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Pediatric Migraine Treatment Reaps Little Benefit From Adult Migraine Medications

Pediatric Migraine Treatment Reaps Little Benefit From Adult Migraine Medications

Children and teens are frequently prescribed the same migraine medications as adults, but two new studies show that medications to prevent and treat migraine in the pediatric population frequently fall short. The results of the studies, which appeared in JAMA…

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Migraine Appears Linked to Non-Harmful Brain Lesions in Women

Migraine Appears Linked to Non-Harmful Brain Lesions in Women

A study from The Netherlands has found that women develop brain lesions more often than their counterparts without migraine. And while this may sound worrisome, researchers believe that those changes are not clinically significant and do not appear to be…

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Contraceptive Vaginal Ring May Reduce Migraines

Contraceptive Vaginal Ring May Reduce Migraines

When treated with a low-dose of hormones from a contraceptive device, women with migraine with aura and menstrual-related migraine experienced significant improvement in both disorders. These results in a recent study bring potentially good news for many women, but the…

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Migraine Does Not Lead to Weight Gain

Migraine Does Not Lead to Weight Gain

Migraine has previously been linked with weight gain, but a recent large study has determined there is good news for migraineurs. Women with migraine are not at greater risk of becoming overweight than other women. For this study, researchers followed…

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Men, Women and Migraine: Brain Structure and Function Play a Role

Men, Women and Migraine: Brain Structure and Function Play a Role

Two to three times as many women suffer from migraine, and a new study indicates that differences in the male and female brain structure may play a role in this disparity. In a Harvard-based study, brain scans of 44 volunteers,…

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Migraine Does Not Lead to Dementia

Migraine Does Not Lead to Dementia

Migraine is frequently linked to a variety of serious health disorders, but a recent study carries good news for women: Migraine is not linked to dementia or other forms of cognitive decline. Researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)…

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Adverse Events in Childhood May Lead to Migraine, Headache and Stroke

Adverse Events in Childhood May Lead to Migraine, Headache and Stroke

For several years, health professionals have known that children who are abused more frequently develop migraine than those who did not experience that kind of trauma. Now, a new study has found that, among women, many types of adversity during…

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Migraine Is Linked to Restless Leg Syndrome in Women

Migraine Is Linked to Restless Leg Syndrome in Women

Migraine is frequently accompanied by additional health problems, and new research has found a correlation between migraine and restless leg syndrome (RLS) in women. RLS is a movement disorder that most often occurs in adults who are middle-aged and older….

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New Headache Symptoms Should Be Evaluated

New Headache Symptoms Should Be Evaluated

Q. I am a chronic migraine headache sufferer since the age of 15. I was assured that once I went through menopause it would all go away. I have now reached that age, and while they have reduced, I still…

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Migraine in Mothers Is Linked to Colic in Infants

Migraine in Mothers Is Linked to Colic in Infants

Mothers with migraines are more likely to have an infant with colic than women without the painful disorder, according to a recent study from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Some childhood health problems, including colic, are thought to…

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