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Headache tool’s value may extend to migraine

July 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The Headache Impact Test, or HIT-6, may be an appropriate tool to assess migraine, the results of a systematic review presented…

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Atogepant well tolerated, effectively reduces migraine days

July 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Atogepant, a novel, oral calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor in development for the prevention of migraine, achieved…

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App that assesses headache pain inconsistent with ‘gold standard’

July 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The “Pediatric Pain Evaluator” app, designed to help users identify and describe their headache pain, disagreed with…

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Ajovy prevents medication overuse

July 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Ajovy subcutaneous injections for migraine prevention at doses of either 675 mg quarterly or 225 mg monthly after a first dose…

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Middle-aged patients with migraine at increased risk for stroke

July 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – Middle-aged adults with migraine may have changes in cerebrovascular and systemic angiopathy that lead to increased risk for…

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Opioid use among patients with migraine ‘alarmingly high’

July 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Opioid use continues to be “major issue” in adults with migraine, despite practices discouraging patients from using…

In the Journals

Headache patients wait years before seeing specialists

July 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA  Patients with headaches may seek medical help for years before being referred to a headache specialist or tertiary care…

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Novel oral migraine treatment drug rimegepant shows potential

July 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — More patients with migraine who received the investigational oral drug rimegepant were free from pain and their “most…

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Telemedicine ‘feasible, effective’ in treating patients with migraine

July 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Telemedicine proved to be a reasonable and beneficial alternative to in-office visits for follow-up in patients with migraine…

In the Journals

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension confers CVD risk in women

July 11, 2019
Among women aged 16 years or older, idiopathic intracranial hypertension was associated with a twofold elevated risk for CVD, researchers reported…

Meeting News

Aimovig users experience mixed results

July 10, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Aimovig, the monthly self-injectable, FDA-approved treatment for preventing migraines, had limited benefits in some patients but…

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Diagnosing secondary headache in children may need new approach

July 10, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Some of the common symptoms used to determine if a child or teenager is experiencing a secondary headache may no longer be…

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‘Little evidence’ supports chocolate as migraine trigger

July 10, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Chocolate consumption resulted in migraine in only a small number of patients, findings that contradict oft-repeated claims…

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American Headache Society Annual Scientific Meeting highlights clinical, practice management updates

July 10, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Healio Primary Care will provide comprehensive live coverage of the American Headache Society Annual Scientific Meeting, taking…

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Statins may lower risk of death in dementia

July 9, 2019
Using statins was significantly associated with a decreased risk for mortality in dementia patients, according to research presented at the European…

In the JournalsPerspective

Metformin may ‘substantially lower’ dementia risk in older blacks

July 8, 2019
African Americans within the Veterans Affairs health system who were older than 50 years and treated with metformin for their diabetes had a much…

In the JournalsPerspective

‘Apple’-shaped women may have increased CVD risk vs. ‘pear’-shaped women

July 2, 2019
An increased risk for CVD was seen in women who were postmenopausal and had BMI with higher trunk fat or lower leg fat, according to a study…

In the Journals

Genetic study shows high Lp(a) levels increase ischemic stroke risk

July 1, 2019
High plasma levels of lipoprotein(a) were associated observationally and causally with elevated risk for ischemic stroke, according to a genetic…

In the Journals

Multimorbidity accelerates cognitive decline in older adults

June 28, 2019
Multimorbidity using a validated index weighted to physical functioning was linked to faster decline in global cognition and verbal memory over time…

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Simple tools used in cognitive assessment visits enable PCPs to diagnose dementia

June 27, 2019
Dementia-related tools common to several medical societies and organizations that can be used by primary care physicians in diagnosing dementia…