Home > Medical > Headache and migraine > News News Allergies increase migraine frequency Allergies and hay fever may increase the number and severity of migraine headaches, according to a new study. Allergies make migraines worse People with migraine who also battle allergies and hay fever endure a more severe form of headaches than their peers who only struggle with migraine. Some migraine treatments harmful and unnecessary Prescription pain medication should not be the first treatment for migraines and doctors shouldn't routinely order brain scans for these patients. Ask Headache Expert » Quiz Are you eating to control headaches? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Could you be using the wrong painkillers? » Headaches: all you need to know 6 migraine-busting foods Migraines raise risk of suicidal thoughts A study has found that migraine sufferers are more likely to be depressed and have suicidal thoughts and that younger adults are most vulnerable. Migraine sufferers show brain lesions People with migraines show changes in the structure of their brains on imaging tests, researchers say. Inadequate treatment leads to chronic migraines People who receive inadequate treatment for acute migraine headaches are more likely to develop chronic migraines, according to a new study. Obesity may increase migraine risk A study found that the risk for migraine rose with body weight, especially in younger women and whites. Lower income linked to migraines In a new US study, migraine headaches were found to be more likely to happen to people with lower household incomes. Arterial abnormalities linked to migraines Researchers found that migraine sufferers are more likely to have an incomplete network of arteries that supply blood to the brain. Migraine sufferers feel stigmatised Migraine sufferers have to deal not only with the pain, but also the stigma caused by others who discount the impact of these debilitating headaches, a new study shows. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.