Acute Migraine Therapy During Pregnancy: A Primer Acute Migraine Therapy During Pregnancy: A Primer
Dr Anna Pace discusses options for treating migraines in pregnancy.American Headache Society and Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Article Source Type: news

This Year ’ s Flu Shot Less Than 50% Effective, According To CDC
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Don’t let your guard down: The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year’s vaccine’s overall effectiveness in preventing an infection at just 47%. The shot’s success varies based on your age, the CDC noted. Among children up to 17, its overall effectiveness against flu was 61%, while just 24% of adults 50 and older who received t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Flu Flu Shot Source Type: news

Cluster Headache FAQs
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Best supplements for migraines: Four vitamins and minerals to take instead of painkillers
BEST supplements for migraines: Migraines are disabling headaches characterised by one sided pulsating pain. There ’s currently no cure, but a range of treatments available to help ease the symptoms. Certain vitamins and minerals offer a natural remedy, according to experts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sutter Health adopts AI platform for symptom checking
When a painful headache or a suspicious rash shows up, often the first step is consulting Google. Those early stages of onset are some of the most critical in setting the stage for care, which is why Sutter Health says it's adding a new artificial intelligence-driven symptom checker. The Sacramento-based health system is partnering with application developer Ada Health to build a symptom check platform into Sutter Health's website by the end of February. London-based Ada Health has been making… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Sutter Health adopts AI platform for symptom checking
When a painful headache or a suspicious rash shows up, often the first step is consulting Google. Those early stages of onset are some of the most critical in setting the stage for care, which is why Sutter Health says it's adding a new artificial intelligence-driven symptom checker. The Sacramento-based health system is partnering with application developer Ada Health to build a symptom check platform into Sutter Health's website by the end of February. London-based Ada Health has been making… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Teva CEO: 'Content' with 2/3 access of payers for migraine drug Ajovy
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is "content" with having its new migraine drug Ajovy covered by nearly two-thirds of payers in the United States, Chief Executive Kare Schultz told Reuters on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How to get rid of migraines naturally
(Natural News) More than 38 million Americans suffer from migraines, a type of headache that can be disabling. On average, a migraine can last from four to 72 hours and it can occur as often as three or four times per week. It is commonly associated with an “aura” or a sensory disturbance, which can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

KC ’s first medical cannabis clinic opens
The Green Clinics is the first board-certified medical cannabis clinic to open in the Kansas City area. The clinic has two doctors who are state licensed and board certified. They can evaluate patients and provide the necessary physician certification document if the patients meet state requirements. Qualifying conditions include cancer, epilepsy, intractable migraines, terminal illness and post-tra umatic stress disorder, among others. “Our clinic is not a rubber stamp,” CEO Emily Branch said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

KC ’s first medical cannabis clinic opens
The Green Clinics is the first board-certified medical cannabis clinic to open in the Kansas City area. The clinic has two doctors who are state licensed and board certified. They can evaluate patients and provide the necessary physician certification document if the patients meet state requirements. Qualifying conditions include cancer, epilepsy, intractable migraines, terminal illness and post-tra umatic stress disorder, among others. “Our clinic is not a rubber stamp,” CEO Emily Branch said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

Counterfeit medicines, from headache pills to cancer drugs, have become a multibillion-dollar problem
A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: counterfeit drugs that have little medicinal value, and in some cases can harm, are a major problem worldwide. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/The National Source Type: news

A recipe for headache prevention
In this 'Food as Fuel' Nutritionist Lisa Drayer offers her top foods that fight migraines head on. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liquor Before Beer, Never Fear? New Study Says Order Doesn ’ t Matter
BOSTON (CBS) – Liquor before beer, never fear? Or beer for liquor, never sicker? Sound familiar? If you’ve been following this age-old advice, a new study says you can stop. Researchers say, bottom line, if you drink too much, you’ve bought yourself a hangover. It’s not clear why we get hangovers but for years people have relied on old folk sayings. Apparently in Europe, it’s common to hear, ”Beer before wine, you’ll be fine.” To test this theory, researchers in Germany and the United Kingdom studied 90 volunteers and found that it didn’t matter if they drank beer befor...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Alcohol Consumption Dr. Malika Marshall Source Type: news

Aura in Cluster Headache: A Cross-Sectional Study Aura in Cluster Headache: A Cross-Sectional Study
Nearly a quarter of cluster headache patients report aura symptoms. Do attacks of cluster headache with and without aura differ with respect to other clinical characteristics?Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Nearly 20 years of migraines and the pain is still surprising
Can't see, can't speak, can't stop throwing up. The glamorous life of a woman with chronic migraines, writes Stephanie Tobin. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador Source Type: news

Boy, six, is left in a coma after his 'headache' was a rare condition that caused his brain to SWELL
Ellis Artist, of West Yorkshire, woke up in the middle of the night screaming in pain last Tuesday. MRI scans showed he had acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Primary Headache Disorders in Older Adults Primary Headache Disorders in Older Adults
This review provides a guide to the challenges inherent in diagnosing and treating headaches in older adults, including potential polypharmacy, comorbidities, and changes associated with aging.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Erenumab in migraine: Indication of considerable added benefit for certain patients
(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) The first drug of a new drug class can reduce the number of headache days if other prophylactic medications have failed or have not been an option. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Why You Always Feel Sicker at Night
Whether you’re dealing with the common cold, the flu or a stomach bug, you’ve probably noticed that your symptoms feel worse at night. You’re not imagining things. Research suggests that your body’s circadian rhythms—as well as some other factors—can exacerbate your symptoms after sundown. Along with regulating your sleep, your body’s circadian clocks help manage your immune system, says Michael Smolensky, a biological rhythm researcher and adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Texas. “When the immune system is activated”—like when you&r...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Migraine: Patients report improved migraine symptoms thanks to these glasses lenses
MIGRAINE symptoms are typically treated by taking painkillers or medications, but for some people they are not that effective in reducing pain and don ’t necessarily prevent attacks from happening. Express.co.uk heard from migraine sufferers who have found a reduction in the number of and severity of migraines thanks to this type of glasses lens. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top U.S. Insurer to Cover Amgen, Eli Lilly Migraine Drugs, Exclude Teva Top U.S. Insurer to Cover Amgen, Eli Lilly Migraine Drugs, Exclude Teva
A top U.S. pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) owned by UnitedHealth Group Inc has included new migraine drugs from Amgen Inc and Eli Lilly and Co as preferred treatments on its lists of covered drugs, according to an OptumRx client note viewed by Reuters.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Understanding secondary headache disorder
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?How can you tell when a headache requires additional diagnostic testing? ANSWER:?Headaches?come with a wide range of accompanying symptoms and severity. Most often, they are due to a primary headache disorder, such as a tension-type headache or migraine. In older adults, most headaches are still primary in nature. However, older adults are more [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Can a Rebreathing Device Treat Migraine With Aura? Can a Rebreathing Device Treat Migraine With Aura?
Treating migraine with aura using a rebreathing device: Dr Alan Jacobs discusses results from a recent pilot study.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

From Arthritis to Migraines, Take Control of Your Chronic Pain
Your pain isn't like anyone else's, and science is homing in on better ways to treat it ... If the opioid crisis has provided an excellent example of how not to treat chronic pain, advances in brai... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 4, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Top U.S. insurer to cover Amgen, Eli Lilly migraine drugs, exclude Teva
A top U.S. pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) owned by UnitedHealth Group Inc has included new migraine drugs from Amgen Inc and Eli Lilly and Co as preferred treatments on its lists of covered drugs, according to an OptumRx client note viewed by Reuters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Exclusive: Optum to cover Amgen, Eli Lilly migraine drugs, exclude Teva
Optum, a top U.S. pharmacy benefit manager owned by UnitedHealth Group Inc, has included new migraine drugs from Amgen Inc and Eli Lilly and Co as preferred treatments on its lists of covered drugs, according to an Optum client note viewed by Reuters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teva's migraine drug gets EU panel nod
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel on Friday recommended approving migraine treatment Ajovy, a drug that the company has been counting on to revive its fortune. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Teva's migrane drug gets EU panel nod
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said a European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel on Friday recommended approving migraine treatment Ajovy, a drug that the company has been counting on to revive its fortune. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Monthly News Roundup - January 2019
Tosymra (sumatriptan) Nasal Spray Cleared for Acute Migraine Treatment Tosymra (sumatriptan) is a serotonin (5-HT1B/1D) receptor agonist (triptan) now approved for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. In a migraine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Persistent headache attributed to traumatic injury to the head: can we do better? - Becker WJ.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Meningeal Contribution to Migraine Pain Meningeal Contribution to Migraine Pain
Using magnetic resonance angiography, this study investigated the early circumference change of cranial arteries in unilateral attacks of migraine without aura.Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Aimovig suffers setback with CVS rejection
CVS Health Corp. is giving preferred status to two of Aimovig's rivals in the migraine market. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - January 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aimovig could suffer setback with CVS rejection
CVS Health Corp. is giving preferred status to two of Aimovig's rivals in the migraine market. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - January 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Migraine and Cerebrovascular Diseases Migraine and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Whether or not migraines increase the risk of stroke or TIA remains controversial. This review summarizes current evidence on the complex relationship between migraine and cerebrovascular diseases.Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's gets FDA nod for 'Tosymra' migraine nasal spray
The drug maker said the audit of its API manufacturing plant at Miryalaguda in Telangana, by the US FDA, has been completed. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Tosymra (sumatriptan) Nasal Spray for Acute Treatment of Migraine
January 27, 2019 -- Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and its subsidiary, Promius Pharma, LLC today announced the approval of Tosymra (previously known as DFN-02) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Tosymra is indicated for the acute... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - January 27, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Exclusive: CVS to cover migraine drugs from Teva, Lilly; excludes Amgen
CVS Health Corp, a top U.S. manager of pharmacy benefits, has added new migraine drugs from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Eli Lilly and Co to its list of covered drugs, excluding a rival treatment from Amgen Inc, a CVS spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Developing severe migraines in middle age is a major warning sign of stroke risk, experts warn
Researchers from the University of South Carolina followed 11,600 people for 20 years and discovered those who began having aura migraines in middle-age had a doubled stroke risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis examines migraine's link to higher stroke risk
(Wiley) Migraine with aura was associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, but a recent post-hoc analysis published in Headache reveals unexpected results suggesting that onset of such migraines before age 50 years is not associated with such risk. Later onset of migraine with aura was linked with a higher risk, however. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many Migraine Sufferers Wary of Alcohol as a Headache Trigger Many Migraine Sufferers Wary of Alcohol as a Headache Trigger
Many migraine sufferers avoid alcohol, saying it can trigger the severe headaches, a survey found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hairdresser, 26, left with a bulging eye after surgery to remove a tennis ball-sized brain tumour
Vicki Hilborn, 26, of Cornwall, had been suffering with crippling headaches for 10 years. She was diagnosed with a tumour after a migraine left her with blurry vision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals' confusing online price lists give patients a headache
A new rule requires hospitals to post their prices, but the lists are hard to understand and there are no standards for pricing (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review Says Children Suffer From Concussion Longer Than Adults
BOSTON (CBS) – Concussion symptoms can last for days to months but a new review published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association finds that younger children often suffer significantly longer than teens or adults. Researchers found that while concussion symptoms, like headache and dizziness, may last on average about a week in adults, for children younger than 13, that recovery time is closer to four weeks … three times longer. Children with ADHD, depression and anxiety may also experience more prolonged symptoms. Researchers also stress that it is no longer recommended that children recover wit...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Concussion Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Many migraine sufferers wary of alcohol as a headache trigger
(Reuters Health) - - Many migraine sufferers avoid alcohol, saying it can trigger the severe headaches, a survey found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Primary reason for drinking among current, former, and never flushing college students - Oh SS, Ju YJ, Lee S, Park EC.
Alcohol consumption among individuals who experience a flushing response (reddening of the face, nausea, dizziness, headache, anxiety, and increased heartbeat) can result in serious health problems. However, studies on reasons for drinking among flushers, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Could your headache be a warning sign of hypertension?
HIGH blood pressure symptoms are not always apparent and can be mistaken for less serious health conditions. If they do show, one sign commonly associated with a high reading is a headache - but should you actually be worried by a pounding in your head? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Can Medtech Help with the Opioid Crisis?
Pain control is one of the biggest challenges facing America today, believes Dr. Peter Staats, co-founder and chief medical officer of electroCore. Chronic pain is an ongoing, debilitating problem for many patients, but for some, overuse of opioid treatments has led to addiction. Such a condition has led to an increasing number of U.S. deaths—one study published in the JAMA Network Open1 found that the percentage of all U.S. deaths attributable to opioids increased 292% between 2001 and 2016. This same study reported that in 2016, 20% of deaths of adults aged 24 to 35 years involve...
Source: MDDI - January 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Risk May Be Lower in Women With Migraine Type 2 Diabetes Risk May Be Lower in Women With Migraine
Dr Laurie Barclay on the future implications of this analysis of data from a large French prospective population-based study.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Viewpoint Source Type: news