headache

When too much screen time can be a pain

For some teens, more time spent in front of the TV or computer screen may mean a greater likelihood for recurring headache and backache, according to new research published this week in the journal BMC Public Health. For the study, a team of researchers from Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden analyzed TV, computer and video …

Uninsured, Medicaid patients receive poor migraine care

The uninsured and those whose primary health insurance is through Medicaid are far more likely to receive poor migraine treatment, compared with people who have private health insurance, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. Analyzing data from two large national surveys of patient visits to hospitals and doctor’s …

Can Surgery Cure Migraines?

A new study claims that surgery — plastic surgery, no less — has the potential to cure migraines. Of 49 patients who underwent the new treatment (similar to a traditional forehead lift), more than half reported their migraines were completely gone — eliminated. In total, 83% said their migraine frequency had declined by at least half.