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 […]

Don’t Shrug Off Summer Headaches – via KJZZ.org

Between the heat, dehydration, air quality, and July 4 fireworks, many shrug off headaches as just another symptom of summer. But Kerry Knievel, Director of Headache Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, said we need to start taking headaches more seriously. It is important to seek treatment for them, because often patients have […]

Electric Stim Armband May Reduce Migraine Pain – via PracticalPainManagement.com

Electrical stimulation has shown promise in the treatment of migraines and one device worn on the forehead, the Cefaly, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of migraines.  A recently reported study has found that a second electrical stimulation (electric stim) device that is worn on the arm, rather […]

Study Finds Marijuana Treats Migraine Pain Better Than Prescription Medication – via Forbes.com

A study has found that the active compounds in cannabis are more effective at reducing the frequency of acute migraine pain than prescription migraine meds, and with fewer side effects. The study included a total of 127 participants who suffered from chronic migraines and cluster headaches.  The cannabis-based medication the researchers gave the participants was […]

Eating your way toward migraine relief – via FoxNews.com

For the 38 million Americans suffering from the effects of debilitating, recurring migraines, it may come as a surprise that relief could be hiding in the pantry.  Between 30-40 percent of migraine sufferers may actually be susceptible to food triggers, meaning keeping a food diary and making lifestyle changes could result in much-needed relief. Stephanie […]

Ptosis Repair Effective for Reducing Tension-Type Headache – via NeurologyAdvisor.com

Common cosmetic surgical procedures for reducing droopy eyelids were shown to improve quality of life in people with frequent tension-type headaches, according to a recent study. The results of the study, by Ilke Bahceci Simsek, MD, of Yeditepe University in Istanbul, were published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.  Headache Impact Test (HIT) scores obtained from two […]