Category Archive for: ‘Migraine’

Medication Overuse Can Make Chronic Headaches Worse

December 6, 2008By Linda DumsFor The Post-Crescent When a headache hits, it’s easy to reach into the medicine cabinet for a pill. But if the occurrences are frequent, sufferers may be experiencing headaches from medication overuse and should see a doctor. “In the long run it’s the right thing to do because suffering headaches you really can’t work at your …

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New Ways To Mitigate Migraines

By Anne Godlasky11/5/2008USA TODAY Headaches distract. Migraines can debilitate. Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from the throbbing pain, costing employers some $13 billion a year from missed workdays and impaired work function, according to research reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine.“You can be out for three days — lie there and not move, feel nauseous but not throw up …

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New Experimental Drug Telcagepant Significantly Improves Migraine With Fewer Side Effects

Merck’s Investigational Migraine Treatment Telcagepant Improved Pain and Migraine-Associated Symptoms in Phase III Study Oral CGRP Receptor Antagonist Provided Similar Migraine Relief with Fewer Adverse Events Compared to Zolmitriptan BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merck & Co., Inc. today announced that, in a Phase III clinical trial, telcagepant (formerly MK-0974), its investigational oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist, significantly improved relief of migraine …

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Magnetic Stimulation Blocks Migraine Pain

Fri Jun 27, 2008 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A hand-held device that painlessly sends a magnetic pulse into the head may offer some migraine sufferers relief, a small study suggests. The device delivers a therapy known as transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS. It sparks a magnetic pulse that, when held against a person’s head, creates an electric current among …

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