UNC CB Cotman retiring from football due to migraines
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has announced rising junior C.J. Cotman will medically retire due to recurrent migraines. Cotman will continue to assist the program as he pursues his...
Former Aberdeen residents develop new migraine medication
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — When Ryan Darling and Kirk Johnson were growing up in Aberdeen, science was their thing.
But they wouldn't know each other until they met as scientists at the global pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.
Johnson, 57, graduated from Central High School in 1980.
Darling, 44, graduated from Roncalli High School in 1992.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Thursday approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines.
The Food and Drug Administration's action clears the monthly shot Aimovig (AIM'-oh-vig) for sale. It's the first in a new class of long-acting drugs for preventing migraines. Three other shots are expected to win approval by next year, and several pills for preventing migraines are being tested.
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – Outfielder Byron Buxton was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday after missing a second consecutive game because of a migraine.
Outfielder Ryan LaMarre, who was already with the team as a special 26th man for the Puerto Rico Series, was moved to the 25-man roster. So the Twins had one less player for Wednesday’s game against Cleveland.
WASHINGTON (AP) — On Tax Day, President Donald Trump and a chorus of Republicans announced that Tuesday's filing deadline marked the last time that figuring out taxes will drive Americans crazy. Not so.
Vice President Mike Pence hailed a new era of simplicity for tax filers starting next year in a tweet that also repeated the myth that the tax cuts are the largest ever. Trump himself, in USA Today, declared: "This is the last year Americans will fill out outdated, complicated tax forms."
Drury says he has batted in games with blurred vision
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Drury has batted in big league games with blurred vision caused by migraines.
"It's something I've battled, pretty much all the time, especially with physical activity, whether it's a workout or playing ball or whatever it is," the New York Yankees infielder said Monday. "It gets worse with activity."
If you woke up at your usual time but feel out of sorts, it's probably because time "sprung forward" an hour over the weekend.
Daylight Savings Time means brighter days ahead, but, for some people, it can be a real headache. When we move our clocks forward for spring, it means losing an hour of precious sleep. For people who struggle with migraine headaches, the adjustment can bring misery.
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Tami Cleveland was terrified as she drove to her parents’ house in Veradale on a September evening in 2012.
Her stepmother, Beth, who suffered from debilitating migraines, hadn’t answered her call that morning. Cleveland hurried over after work to check on her, her anxiety growing when no one answered the door.
Headaches are a common ailment - so common, perhaps, that many of us just accept them as part of life.
"When I do routine physicals, I'll ask about headaches," says Michael Munger, a primary-care physician in Overland Park, Kan. He is always surprised that many of his patients report frequent headaches when asked but never bring them up otherwise. "Some people just live with it."
Tension headaches, sinus headaches and migraine headaches are among the most common varieties.
Wisconsin man struggles with effects of football injuries
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Drew Bouche loves to play catch with his son, Abram.
The two often can be seen on in downtown Wausau, tossing a football, smiles on their faces.
Football is deeply rooted in both of their lives. Abram, who is 11 years old, can't wait to play just like his father did before him. At Wausau East High School, Bouche was a running back, a fixture in local sports coverage and someone recognized throughout the community. Bouche's dad, Abram's grandfather, was the East football coach.
New Medicaid rule will further open acupuncture services to 108,000 Ohio patients with low back pain, migraines
New Medicaid rule will further open acupuncture services to 108,000 Ohio patients with low back pain, migraines
CLEVELAND, Ohio—Starting January 1, more than 108,000 Ohioans on Medicaid who have diagnosed low back pain or migraines will be able to see an acupuncturist for pain management. The change in policy is part of an effort to reduce the number of unnecessary opioid prescriptions and overdose deaths in the state that arise from treating chronic pain with addictive drugs.
STAMFORD — An estimated 38 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, causing them to miss work, school and quality time with their friends and families.
Until now, most migraine treatments offered sufferers little to no relief or came with unpleasant side effects, but Dr. Peter McAllister, Medical Director of the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache in Stamford, said a game changer is about to hit the market.
New, long-acting drugs cut frequency of migraine headaches
New, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of people who often suffer migraines. Studies of two of these medicines, given as shots every month or so, found they cut the frequency of the notoriously painful and disabling headaches.
The drugs are the first preventive medicines developed specifically for migraines. They work by interfering with a substance involved in modifying nerve signaling and progression of pain and symptoms.
Q: I’ve suffered with migraines for years, and my doctor wants to give me a daily medication to prevent them. I’m reluctant to rely too heavily on drugs. Aren’t there any vitamins or nonprescription medications I can take to prevent migraines? A: The short answer is yes: You can reduce your risk of migraines through nonprescription methods — and you’re not alone in trying to do so. Migraines affect about 12 percent of people in the United States, occurring more often in women, in people between...
Head game: Browns QB Kizer said migraine affected him Sunday
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — DeShone Kizer gets a migraine headache once or twice a year.
Unfortunately, Cleveland's rookie quarterback was afflicted by a nasty one Sunday — in his second NFL game, before a deafening, hostile crowd, and against one of the league's most tenacious defenses.
"That's one of my biggest fears being a guy who does get chronic migraines, it was bound to happen sometime for me," he said Monday, a day after a migraine forced him out of a 24-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Browns QB Kizer goes through head games in rookie year
BALTIMORE (AP) — Playing against the Baltimore Ravens defense turned out to be a real headache for Cleveland Browns rookie DeShone Kizer.
Long before he threw the last of his three interceptions Sunday, Kizer left the game with a migraine. He returned in the third quarter, but the former Notre Dame starter never quite found a comfort level in a 24-10 defeat.
HARTFORD — Patients with intractable migraines and two other afflictions have been recommended for inclusion in the state’s five-year-old medical marijuana by the program’s board of physicians.
- The Daily JournalWoman who has spread holiday cheer now needs aidMay 17, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchResearcher: Rural America needs more headache specialistsApril 5, 2019
- Daily Inter LakeLocal residents lobby for improvements to headache careFebruary 22, 2019
- Columbus TelegramNew treatment helps prevent migraineJanuary 8, 2019
BOSTON (AP) — More than 1,000 migraine and headache specialists from around the world will gather in Boston this week to present the latest data on new therapies for headache disorders.
The American Headache Society's 59th annual scientific meeting will be held Thursday through Sunday at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.
Leading clinical researchers on headache disorders will present data, particularly on migraine, cluster headache and post-traumatic headache.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island textile company accused of discriminating against a woman when she was denied an internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat migraine headaches.
The Superior Court judge's decision released Tuesday found that the Westerly-based Darlington Fabrics Corp. had violated the state's Hawkins-Slater Medical Marijuana Act, which prevents discrimination against card-carrying medical marijuana users.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Beth Henry's eyes sometimes itch and her throat begins to swell when she's on an American Airlines plane, even if she's not wearing a new uniform blamed by thousands of flight attendants for causing allergies.
Henry and other flight attendants think the airline hasn't done enough to protect them.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After waking up with a migraine headache on Friday, John Wall could at least go to bed knowing his Washington Wizards are back in the playoffs.
Wall overcame his symptoms to score 22 points, Bradley Beal added 19, and the Wizards defeated the Brooklyn Nets 129-108 on Friday to help secure their third postseason berth in four years.
"Just play," said Wall of his approach. "I've played through a lot of stuff. I'll be all right."
For the first time in the history of the seven-year-old New Jersey medical marijuana program, a health department panel will consider adding chronic pain and other ailments to the list of about a dozen conditions that qualify a patient to use cannabis in the state.
Migraines land Harvin on Bills’ season-ending illness list
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Percy Harvin's comeback lasted just two games after the Buffalo Bills placed the receiver on the season-ending reserve-non-football-illness list because of migraines.
The team announced the roster move Monday, a day after Harvin missed his second consecutive game since he began experiencing headaches. The move comes a month since the Bills lured the receiver out of retirement.
Lost cause? North Korea nuke threat awaits next president
WASHINGTON (AP) — If North Korea has been a foreign policy headache for Barack Obama's presidency, it threatens to be a migraine for his successor. The next president will likely contend with an adversary able to strike the continental U.S. with a nuclear weapon.
THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study raises questions about the effectiveness of medicines commonly prescribed to prevent migraines in children and teens.
The 24-week clinical trial involving 328 patients found no significant differences between the drugs amitriptyline (Elavil), topiramate (Topamax) and a placebo sugar pill in reducing the number of days with a migraine or migraine-related disability.
Have a kid with migraines? Sugar pills work as well as drugs
CHICAGO (AP) — Sugar pills worked as well at preventing kids' migraines as two commonly used headache medicines, but had fewer side effects, in a study that may lead doctors to rethink how they treat a common ailment in children and teens.
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Broncos’ Kubiak to take a week off after migraine diagnosis
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Joe DeCamillis stepped up to the podium Monday after GM John Elway named him interim head coach and was instantly met with a welcome-to-the-show question:
"Who's your quarterback?"
The Denver Broncos' 51-year-old special teams coordinator dodged the inquiry, declining to say whether Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch would be under center when the Broncos (4-1) visit the Chargers (1-4) on Thursday night.
Music therapy helps children, families cope with illness
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Nine-year-old Hannah Gorham loves to sing.
She loves Carrie Underwood and reading Fancy Nancy books, and she adores Bear-y, the tattered stuffed animal blanket she has had since birth.
Her hero is Calysta Bevier, the 16-year-old ovarian cancer survivor from Hannah's hometown of Grand Rapids, Ohio, who advanced to the semi-finals on the popular NBC show America's Got Talent.
And Hannah's therapeutic savior might just be music.
Officials: Duterte skips summit meets because of migraine
VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte skipped summit meetings Thursday of Southeast Asian leaders with their U.S. and Indian counterparts in Laos due to migraine, an official said.
Presidential spokesman Martin Andanar said the throbbing headache would have made it difficult for Duterte to concentrate amid the overwhelming barrage of summitry.
(BPT) - The throbbing, the pressure, the pain - more than 36 million Americans know these symptoms well. They represent the onset of another migraine headache attack.
Migraines are the 19th leading cause of all years lived with a disability according to The World Health Organization. And for those who live with the condition, there may be no symptom of a migraine more debilitating than nausea. In fact, research shows 80 percent of American migraine sufferers deal with this...