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Managing Headache During Pregnancy: Expert Insight

Managing Headache During Pregnancy: Expert Insight

Headache screening should be a routine part of a prenatal visit so that if and when a patient presents with an attack, a suitable plan of action is already established.

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Migraine Burden May Be Reduced With Physical Activity

Migraine Burden May Be Reduced With Physical Activity

Recent research has found that exercise reduced the burden of migraine and the ability to engage in physical activity by reducing the effect of tension-type headache and neck pain.

Migraines and Risk for Cardiovascular Comorbidities

Migraines and Risk for Cardiovascular Comorbidities

Migraines are associated with elevated risks in several cardiovascular comorbidities, including myocardial infarction, stroke, and venous thromboembolism.

Probable Medication Overuse in Elderly With Migraine

Probable Medication Overuse in Elderly With Migraine

The prevalence of probable medication overuse may be high in elderly patients with migraine, and higher frequency of migraine may be associated with early onset in this patient population.

Evaluating Day-to-Day Variations in Migraine, Non-Migraine Headaches

Evaluating Day-to-Day Variations in Migraine, Non-Migraine Headaches

The frequency, intensity, and daily interference of headaches change over a 6-month period, with day-to-day variation being more volatile in migraine than in non-migraine headaches.

Erenumab Shows Promise in Treatment-Resistant Migraine

Erenumab Shows Promise in Treatment-Resistant Migraine

A recent study evaluated the safety and efficacy of erenumab in patients with episodic migraine who had experienced 2 to 4 previous preventive treatment failures, due to lack of efficacy or intolerable side effects.

Episodic Migraine-Related White Matter Hyperintensities Ipsilateral to Pain

Episodic Migraine-Related White Matter Hyperintensities Ipsilateral to Pain

Pain experienced by patients during episodic migraine is associated with the occurrence of white matter hyperintensities in the cerebral hemisphere ipsilateral to the pain side.

CGRP Antagonist Shows Effectiveness in Acute Migraine

CGRP Antagonist Shows Effectiveness in Acute Migraine

Allergan has announced positive Phase 3 trial results for ubrogepant, a novel calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist for the acute treatment of migraine.

Chronic Migraine Linked to Insulin Resistance in Women

Chronic Migraine Linked to Insulin Resistance in Women

A recent study assessed the relationship of fasting neuropeptide Y with insulin resistance, β-cell function, and glucagon-like peptide-1 secretion in patients with migraine.

Migraine, Tension-Type Headaches Likely in Adolescents Exposed to Violence

Migraine, Tension-Type Headaches Likely in Adolescents Exposed to Violence

Adolescents exposed to violence or terror attacks have an increased risk for daily and weekly migraine and tension-type headache following the event.

Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes Associated With Lower Risk for Migraine

Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes Associated With Lower Risk for Migraine

Results from a study investigating diabetes and migraine in the Norwegian population show that type 1 and type 2 diabetes were significantly associated with a decreased risk for migraine.