Tag Archives: Headache

Headache treatment: The long journey to evidence-based guidelines – Healio

PHILADELPHIA — Headache treatment has come a long way to reach the current system of evidence-based guidelines, according to a presentation at the American Headache Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, FAHS, of the Jefferson Headache Center, described some of the earliest recorded treatments for headache, including an ancient Egyptian method that called… Read More »

Defective potassium channels cause headache, not body pain – Medical Xpress

Top: Normal distribution of TRESK channels (green) in facial pain sensory neurons. Bottom: Absence of channels in the knock-out mouse model. Credit: Guo et al., eNeuro 2019 Defective potassium channels involved in pain detection can increase the chance of developing a headache and could be implicated in migraines, according to research in mice published in… Read More »

Emgality Approved to Treat Episodic Cluster Headache in Adults – Medical Bag

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm; Lilly) for injection for the treatment of episodic cluster headache in adults. The approval was based on the results from a phase 3 double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that included 106 patients diagnosed with episodic cluster headaches. Patients were randomized to receive either once-monthly Emgality 300mg administered… Read More »

VTA-DBS May Reduce Refractory Chronic Cluster Headache Frequency, Intensity – Clinical Pain Advisor

Deep brain stimulation in the ventral tegmental area (VTA-DBS) may effectively reduce the frequency and intensity of refractory chronic cluster headache and alleviate anxiety associated with headaches, according to a study published in Cephalalgia. A total of 18 consecutive patients with cluster headache who underwent VTA-DBS were included in the study. Patients were assessed prior… Read More »

Natural headache remedies that are simple and effective – Body and Soul

Unpleasant throbbing and aching in the head, nausea, ringing ears, blurred vision – headaches and migraines are, to put it lightly, excruciating. According to Headache Australia, it’s estimated that migraines currently affect 4.9 million Aussies, and 20 per cent of the population suffer from migraines at some stage in their lives. It’s also costing the… Read More »