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About Pain: 10 Things You Should Know
Chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and cancer combined. Here are some facts and figures about pain for you to consider.
Brain and Nervous System Disorders: 11 Things to Keep in Mind
Neurological disorders have been considered a significant threat to public health for some time. Take a look at these facts and figures.
A Heads-up on Migraines: What Causes the Throbbing
The current study may help create new pathways for better understanding and developing more effective and more specific medications.
Migraine Triggers Tricky for Patients to Pinpoint
Most patients have a sophisticated idea of what causes their headaches, but the chances of this information being wrong are higher than desirable unless the patient formally experimented with triggers.
Migraine With Aura Raises Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women
This condition is a more important risk factor than previously thought and should not be taken lightly.
Medical News You May Have Missed — Week of February 11th
Stroke survival and thoughts of suicide; PCP shortage; pediatric headache treatments; antidepressants and prolonged QT interval; calcium supplements, men, and CVD.
Meta-Analysis: Evidence of Efficacy Lacking for Pediatric Headache Prophylaxis
Topiramate and trazadone showed only limited efficacy in pediatric headache. For flunarizine, pizotifen, propranolol, and valproate, no evidence was found to support their use.
Who Needs Beta-Blockers? Analysis Raises Questions
A new analysis of data from a large international registry finds that use of beta-blockers in patients with and without a history of coronary artery disease does not reduce cardiovascular events.
Podcast: Migraine—6 Steps to Counter Refractory Headaches
In many patients, episodic migraines increase in frequency and transform into a refractory pattern.
Podcast: Migraine—When the Headaches Keep on Coming
What are the factors that underlie the transformation of episodic migraine to refractory migraine? Dr Susan Hutchinson explains.
When Is a "Sick" Headache a Migraine?
A bad ("sick" or killer) headache is usually a migraine if underlying organic causes of pain are ruled out.