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  • Sep 2019

    Emgality (galcanezumab)

    Emgality (galcanezumab) is a brand-name prescription medication that's used to prevent migraines and treat episodic cluster headaches. Emgality comes as a prefilled pen or syringe that you use to give yourself a monthly injection. Learn about side effects, dosage, cost, and more.

  • Sep 2019

    Migraine may raise dementia, Alzheimer's risk

    New research finds a 'significant' association between a history of migraine and various forms of dementia, and Alzheimer's disease in particular.

  • Aug 2019

    Ajovy (fremanezumab-vfrm)

    Ajovy (fremanezumab) is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to prevent chronic or episodic migraine headaches in adults. It comes as a self-injectable syringe. It can be injected monthly or once every three months. Learn about uses, side effects, cost, and more.

  • Aug 2019

    Aimovig (erenumab-aooe)

    Aimovig (erenumab) is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to prevent chronic or episodic migraine headaches in adults. It comes in a prefilled autoinjector pen that you use to inject the drug once per month. Learn about side effects, cost, dosage, and more.

  • Aug 2019

    What is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo?

    Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition that commonly causes dizziness. Specific head movements may trigger symptoms, but people can usually treat BPPV with exercises and medication. Learn more here.

  • Aug 2019

    Can acupressure relieve headaches?

    Acupressure is a form of complementary or alternative medicine. Read about research on the efficacy of acupressure for headache, and learn some simple acupressure techniques to try at home.

  • Aug 2019

    What causes eyebrow pain?

    There are many possible causes of eyebrow pain, including sinusitis, headaches, shingles, and glaucoma. Learn about these and other causes, as well as how to get relief, here.

  • Aug 2019

    What causes a persistent headache?

    A persistent headache, or a headache that won’t go away, can have many causes. This article discusses common causes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor.

  • Aug 2019

    How many caffeinated drinks does it take to trigger migraine?

    New research links drinking three or more caffeinated beverages, but not fewer than three, to the onset of migraine symptoms on the same day.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about pantoprazole

    Pantoprazole is a drug that can help treat conditions such as acid reflux and peptic ulcers. We look at pantoprazole’s uses, dosage, and side effects, and what to know before taking it.

  • Jul 2019

    Ocular migraine: Everything you need to know

    People with ocular migraine experience migraine episodes with visual symptoms. These can occur with or without a headache. Learn more in this article.

  • Jul 2019

    Study introduces 'the Big Bang Theory of migraine'

    A new study finds a link between migraine and signs of early puberty. The scientists suspect that estrogen plays a key role in how migraine originates.

  • Jul 2019

    What to know about the side effects of Elavil

    Elavil is a discontinued brand of the generic drug amitriptyline. Doctors may prescribe amitriptyline to treat depression and other conditions. Learn about the side effects here.

  • Jul 2019

    What is kaleidoscope vision?

    When a person has kaleidoscope vision, it is because their brain has created a visual illusion of fractured or bright colors. Ocular migraine is what most often causes kaleidoscope vision, but this visual symptom can also indicate a stroke. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatments, and when to see a doctor here.

  • Jul 2019

    New drug relieves acute migraine in clinical trial

    The results of a large phase III trial show that the novel drug rimegepant can relieve pain and other symptoms of acute migraine with minimal side effects.

  • Jun 2019

    Is decaf coffee harmful to health?

    Decaffeinated coffee, or decaf, is similar to regular coffee but contains very little caffeine. Research suggests that drinking decaf is not harmful and may share some of the health benefits of regular coffee. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    What causes dizziness?

    Some common reasons for feeling dizzy include migraine episodes, low blood pressure, motion sickness, and stress. Resolving the underlying cause will usually improve the symptoms. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    What causes dizziness when lying down?

    Dizziness while lying down, or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, has many causes, including head injuries, diabetes, and migraines. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    Caffeine content of different types of coffee

    Coffee is probably the most popular source of caffeine. The caffeine content of a cup of coffee can vary considerably depending on the brewing method, the type of bean, and the quantity of coffee grounds that a person uses. Learn how much caffeine different types and brands of coffee contain here.

  • Apr 2019

    Causes of morning nausea, aside from pregnancy

    Potential causes of nausea in the morning, aside from pregnancy, include low blood sugar, hunger, migraine, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes of nausea in the morning here.

  • Apr 2019

    Causes of a headache after crying

    Some people have migraine headaches, tension headaches, and sinus headaches after crying. This may be due to the physical and emotional response of crying. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    What to know about naproxen

    Naproxen is a common drug people use to treat pain and swelling. This article provides an overview of naproxen, including how it works, its uses, dosages, and possible risks and side effects.

  • Apr 2019

    Could this protein explain why migraine is more common in women?

    An animal study shows that certain nervous system responses to a protein that scientists have long known to play a role in migraine occur only in females.

  • Apr 2019

    What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?

    While most people experience a headache occasionally, migraine is a condition that causes severe head pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the differences here.

  • Mar 2019

    What causes blurred vision and a headache?

    Blurred vision and a headache occurring together can indicate several problems, from migraine to stroke. Learn about these and other possible causes in this article.