What REALLY causes migraines? New research suggests extra sensitive nerves may be to blame


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What REALLY causes migraines New research suggests extra sensitive nerves may be to blame Until now, migraine pain was thought to be caused by an expansion of the arteries on the outside of the skullBut MRI scans found that the arteries don't expandNew research suggests pain may be due to nerve fibres around the blood vessels becoming extra sensitive By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:20 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:29 GMT, 16 April 2013 Danish scientists have made a key discovery in what triggers a migraine – a step that could pave the way for better treatment of the debilitating condition.

The diving tank that can heal leg ulcers… and it may help with migraines, too


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The diving tank that can heal leg ulcers…

Migraine


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Stress at work to blame for soaring number of Britons suffering migraines Nearly 40 per cent of doctors are concerned at the number of patients suffering the chronic headache 90 per cent believe increase is related to work stressMany sufferers also don't take enough preventative measures, warn doctors PUBLISHED: 18:21 GMT, 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 26 November 2012 The number of workers suffering from migraines is soaring because of growing stress at the office, according to a survey.

Eat a banana and sit up straight – how the experts beat headaches


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Eat a banana and sit up straight – how the experts beat headaches | UPDATED: 22:06 GMT, 24 September 2012 Taking pain-killers regularly can reduce their effectiveness Pounding headache The instinct is to pop a painkiller, particularly if you’re one of more than ten million people in Britain who have frequent headaches.

Gadget that can zap the agony of migraine


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The battery-powered gadget that can zap the agony of migraine | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 18 August 2012 Researchers say that for some patients the device may be as effective as drugs (file photo) A battery-powered gadget the size and shape of an electric shaver may be a new way to treat painful headaches.

Painful migraines do not have a long-lasting effect on the brain, say scientists


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Painful migraines 'do not have a long-term effect on how well you learn and remember' Migraines affect around one in five women and can be triggered by multiple factors such as stress, skipping a meal, or a change in hormone levels | UPDATED: 11:18 GMT, 13 August 2012 Agonising they may be, but migraines don't hurt your brain, according to a new study.

Making love, a whiff of perfume or skipping your daily coffee: The surprising triggers of headaches…and how to cure them


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Making love, a whiff of perfume or skipping your daily coffee: The surprising triggers of headaches…and how to cure them | UPDATED: 22:05 GMT, 13 August 2012 Headaches are hell — and they come in many forms.

Suffering from headaches? Leave the painkillers and just drink water


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Suffering from headaches Leave the painkillers and just drink water | UPDATED: 22:59 GMT, 10 August 2012 Scientists found drinking around seven glasses a day was enough to ease pain and improve the quality of life in patients Next time you have a headache, you might be better off leaving the painkillers in the packet and just drinking a glass of water.

Botox: Now on the NHS to stop migraines


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Now you can get Botox on the NHS to stop migraines | UPDATED: 22:45 GMT, 9 July 2012 Patients with chronic migraine can now have Botox jabs on the NHS.

Doctor twins: One treats patients with traditional medicine, the other opts for the holistic approach


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Which doctor would you choose These twins treat patients with chronic conditions – but one sticks to traditional medicine, the other opts for the holistic approach By Patrick Strudwick PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 7 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:02 GMT, 7 July 2012 Last summer, Julie Mathias collapsed suddenly, paralysed down the right side of her body.