Chronic migraine and daily headaches patients get little benefit from botox injections

Botox injections associated with only modest benefit for chronic migraine and daily headaches – Although botulinum toxin A (“Botox”) injections are U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved for preventive treatment for chronic migraines, a review and analysis of previous studies finds a small to modest benefit for patients with chronic migraine headaches and chronic daily headaches, although botox injections were not associated with greater benefit than placebo for preventing episodic migraine or chronic tension-type headaches.

Migraine linked to increased risk of depression in women

Migraines linked to depression in women — Risk of depression appears to stay elevated even if the pain stops, research finds – Women who have migraine or have had them in the past are at an increased risk for developing depression compared to women who have never had migraine. This new study is linking depression in women to migraine in women.

Migraine in mom may increase baby’s risk of colic

Moms with migraines twice as likely to have baby with colic — Study shows moms who suffer migraines more likely to have colicky babies – Mothers who experience migraine may be more likely to have a baby with colic than mothers without a history of migraine. Colic is defined as excessive crying in an otherwise healthy infant.

High dose aspirin reduces pain for severe headache and migraine

High-dose aspirin reduces pain for severe headache and migraine – An inexpensive, hundred-year-old therapy for pain ? aspirin ? is effective in high doses for the treatment of severe headache and migraine caused by drug withdrawal, according to a new study by researchers with the UCSF Headache Center.

Genetic variant linked to common migraine

First genetic link to common migraine exposed — Genetic variant may increase susceptibility to migraine triggers – Researchers have produced new insights into the triggers for migraines attacks. They have identified the first-ever genetic risk factor associated with common types of migraine.

A single dose of aspirin can reduce migraine headache pain

Migraine: Aspirin and an antiemetic is a reasonable option – A single dose of 900-1000 mg aspirin can substantially reduce migraine headache pain within two hours, for more than half of people who take it. It also reduces any associated nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound (photophobia or phonophobia).

Botulinum injection may prevent migraine pain

Botulinum toxin injection may help prevent some types of migraine pain – A preliminary study suggests the same type of botulinum injection used for cosmetic purposes may be associated with reduced frequency of migraine headaches that are described as crushing, vicelike or eye-popping (ocular), but not pain that is experienced as a buildup of pressure inside the head.

Migraine may double risk of heart attack

Migraine sufferers are twice as likely to have heart attacks as people without migraine. – People with migraine may be at an increased risk of heart attack and other risk factors for heart disease, according to a study published in the February 10, 2010, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Why light worsens migraine headaches

Study explains why light worsens migraine headaches — Extreme light sensitivity in blind patients helps researchers identify a new visual pathway for photophobia during migraines – Ask anyone who suffers from migraine headaches what they do when they’re having an attack, and you’re likely to hear “go into a dark room.” And although it’s long been known that light makes migraines worse, the reason why has been unclear.

Abuse in childhood may lead to migraine

Abuse in childhood linked to migraine and other pain disorders – Findings suggest abuse is a risk factor for chronic headache – Researchers from the American Headache Society’s Women’s Issues Section Research Consortium found that incidence of childhood maltreatment, especially emotional abuse and neglect, are prevalent in migraine patients.

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