Migraine HeadachesInfo Center
Migraines Not Tied to Breast Cancer
They're painful and can put patients out of commission for hours or even days, but migraines aren't likely associated with breast cancer — despite past research that suggested they might be.
Migraines Associated With Parkinson’s
Migraines can make daily tasks a challenge. But people who get intense migraines may also face a heightened risk of Parkinson’s disease later in life.
Migraines Might Affect Stroke Risk
People with a history of migraines may have to take steps to avoid another serious health problem, according to new research.
Stopping Migraines Before They Start
Nursing oneself back from a migraine is one thing. Preventing those dizzying, painful headaches from happening altogether is another matter.
Mood-Stabilizing Rx Tied to Lower Risk of Some Cancers
Mood-stabilizing medications are used to treat mental or neurological conditions, but a new study suggested that one of these medications might have an unexpected effect — preventing cancer.
Brain Scans May Be Too Common for Headaches
When headaches reoccur, patients may worry that something serious is at play. Doctors might use brain scans on these patients to look for trouble, but this practice may be overused, says a new study.
Stress Goes To Your Head
It's not all in your head — stress really does make a difference when it comes to the headaches or migraines that you might experience.
How Your Expectations Can Impact Pain Relief
Your doctor prescribes pain medication that’s described as very effective. You’re given sets of pills that are labeled either as the brand name or as a placebo (sugar pill). Which do you think works better?
Gum Chewing Linked to Headaches in Teens
While chronic headaches in teens may be blamed on typical teen activities like playing video games or listening to loud music, there may be another less obvious culprit — chewing gum.
Therapy for Treating Children's Migraines
Children who have frequent migraines sometimes take medication to ease symptoms. New research shows that therapy may also be an effective treatment.