Tag: headache

Living Well Through Radical Acceptance

By Stephanie Weaver, as told to Kate Rope Sometimes when people talk about migraine disease, they talk about your brain being broken....

ATV Crash Data Show Helmets ‘Clearly’ Protect the Brain

Kids who wear helmets and are involved in all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashes are less likely to suffer a severe brain injury, new research suggests. In...

Death Reported From Ebola-Like Marburg Virus in West Africa

The Marburg virus, which causes a severe disease that is in the same virus family that causes Ebola, has been identified in southwest Guinea near...

CDC Reports Burkholderia cepacia and B pseudomallei Outbreaks

The CDC and FDA have announced an outbreak of at least 15 Burkholderia cepacia infections associated with contaminated ultrasound gel used to guide invasive procedures...

FDA Approves Anifrolumab (Saphnelo) as New Lupus Treatment

Anifrolumab, an inhibitor of type 1 interferons, received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe systemic...

AHS Releases Updated Guidance on New Migraine Treatments

An updated consensus statement from the American Headache Society (AHS) offers detailed recommendations on the use of novel acute and preventive treatments in adult patients...

SLE Neuropsych Event Etiology Helps Define Predictors, Outcomes

Different kinds of neuropsychiatric (NP) events in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have substantial variability in their occurrence, resolution, and recurrence over time, as...

Drug Effective in Treating Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

Those suffering from postpartum depression may have a more convenient treatment option, compared with the only drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to...

Diet Rich in Omega-3s Linked to Fewer Migraines, Less Pain

A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids reduces the frequency and intensity of monthly migraine attacks, a new study suggests. In this interventional study, a...

COVID-19 Vaccines Safe, Effective for Patients With Migraine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It is safe for patients with migraine to receive any of...

What Works Best to Ease Migraines?

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new research review offers good news for migraine sufferers: There are more...

Luspatercept Benefit Also in Non-Transfusion-Dependent Thalassemia

The first-in-class erythroid maturation agent luspatercept (Reblozyl) is already approved for the treatment of anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require red blood...

Almost Half of Patients With Migraine Reluctant to Seek Care

Almost 50% of patients with migraine hesitate to seek appropriate care, new research shows. A survey of nearly 18,000 participants with migraine showed that 46%...

Severe IBS Symptoms Improved During COVID-19 Lockdowns

Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms improved among patients who endured a prolonged COVID-19 lockdown in Argentina, a finding that was unexpected yet reaffirms the gut-brain connection...

Race, Socioeconomics: Barriers to Migraine Care

Race and socioeconomic status can hinder and delay patient access to migraine treatment and result in poorer outcomes, according to a study published in the...

2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year

May 7, 2021 — Planning to hit the beach this summer? You might want to throw some bug spray into that beach bag along with your sunscreen....

Once-Nightly Sodium Oxybate Agent Effective in Narcolepsy

A novel, once-nightly formulation of sodium oxybate is safe and effective for treating both subjective and objective symptoms of narcolepsy, new research suggests. Top-line results...

Rituximab Benefits Seen in Neuropsychiatric Lupus

Patients with neuropsychiatric manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) seem to benefit from rituximab (Rituxan) therapy, according to data from the British Isles Lupus Assessment...

Safety Profile for Novel CGRP Beats Standard of Care

Atogepant, an oral, small-molecule, calcitonin gene–related peptide receptor antagonist that’s been in development as a preventive treatment for chronic migraine, has been found to have...

The Tick Talk for Families and Pediatricians

Spring 2021 has arrived with summer quickly approaching. It is our second spring and summer during the pandemic. Travel restrictions have minimally eased for vaccinated...

Vaccines Help Some COVID Long Haulers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An estimated 10% to 30% of people who get covid-19 suffer...

Researchers Detail More Cases of Clots Tied to COVID Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New evidence emerged today tying vaccines for COVID-19 to extremely rare...

COVID-Related Syndrome Tied to Neurologic Symptoms in Kids

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. About half of children with pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated...

COVID Vaccine ‘Side Effect’ or Functional Neurological Disorder?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The development of unusual movements after COVID-19 vaccination may be a...

How to Counsel Worried Patients About the J&J Vaccine News

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr Jan E. Patterson On April 13, the CDC and the...