CAM Use Among Migraine/Headache Sufferers Investigated – via empr.com

According to a study published in the journal Headache, the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the treatment of migraine and headache is “relatively low” in the U.S. While some CAM products have shown beneficial effects in clinical studies of headache and migraine, “there has been little research exploring the reasons for using CAM, and the types […]

Low energy LED lightbulbs could be giving us all headaches – via DailyMail.co.uk

Energy-saving lightbulbs could be giving us all headaches as they flicker too much. LED bulbs can bring on feelings of dizziness and pain within just 20 minutes of switching them on, an expert has warned. Arnold Wilkins, Psychology professor at the University of Essex, said the flickering of the unpopular lights is stronger than for traditional […]

High Headache Frequency Associated with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness – via ClinicalPainAdvisor.com

An association was established between excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and a high frequency of headaches, but not between EDS and chronic migraine or chronic tension-type headache (CTTH).  The results were published in Cephalalgia. Espen S. Kristoffersen, PhD from Akershus University Hospital in Norway, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional survey of 30,000 people age 30 to 44 via […]

Headaches: Sinus Vs. Migraine – via CBS Philly

By Dr. Brian McDonough There are many causes for headaches, but there is no doubt that sinus headaches are one of the most common causes.  As a result, sinus headaches are actually over-diagnosed. A sinus headache is the pressure that can build in the sinuses from fluids, and it certainly can build from an infection or […]

Don’t ignore your kid’s headaches – via 13NewsNow.com

Migraines have a considerable effect on a child’s development, often leading to missed school days, educational delays, and decreased socialization. Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Ryan Williams of the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia, says parents should never ignore a child’s complaint about headaches. Studies have shown that 8 to 23 percent of […]

Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism May Help Migraine – via Medscape.com

New research shows that patients with migraine who have subclinical hypothyroidism and receive thyroid treatment have significantly fewer and less severe headaches. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study showing that treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism was effective in reducing both the frequency and severity of migraine attacks and improved the quality […]