A drug increasingly used to prevent cluster headaches can cause heart problems.
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Headache & Migraine
Teenagers from low income households with no family history of migraine are more likely to suffer migraine.
Trexima, when taken early, was nearly twice as effective as placebo in eliminating all traditional migraine symptoms at two and four hours across multiple attacks with just one tablet.
Soldiers returning from combat in Iraq who have migraine headaches are more than twice as likely to also have symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression or anxiety than soldiers who do not have migraines.
Men with migraine headaches may be at an increased risk for major cardiovascular disease and especially heart attacks.
Combining two different types of treatment for migraine results in better symptom relief than taking either one of the medications.
Migraines and tension-type headaches are much more common in people's forties, when they are often at their most productive, so the socio-economic implications of this chronic disease are considerable.
The researchers found that too much of a small protein called RAMP1 appears to "turn up the volume" of a nerve cell receptor's response to a neuropeptide thought to cause migraines.