Diet may affect migraines for a variety of reasons, and a group of Washington, D.C. researchers recently found that a low-fat, plant-based diet may be beneficial to migraineurs.
The researchers, generally affiliated with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), randomly selected 42 migraineurs, who either received a placebo supplement for 16 weeks or ate a vegan diet (a diet with no animal products) for the same time period. A several-week phase was included in which the subjects eliminated common dietary triggers. After a 4-week period of no treatment, the groups switched to the other treatment modality. Continue Reading
Women with severe migraine headaches with aura or have any migraine headaches if they are over age 35 should not use the contraceptive device NuvaRing, according to Merck, its manufacturer. Continue Reading
Headache experienced during pregnancy or in women who have recently given birth is usually not cause for concern. But a new study suggests that in this group of women, healthcare professionals should be alert to the rarer and more severe causes of headaches, which may point to a significant underlying health condition. Continue Reading
Patients with bipolar disorder suffer from migraine more often than individuals without the mental health disorder. Additionally, migraine is linked with more frequent and severe depression among those with the mood disorder. Continue Reading