User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


88° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

The Silver Lining Of Migraines

November 7, 2008, 3:54 PM by Kelli Grant

The Silver Lining Of Migraines
Some good news for women who suffer with migraines. Those debilitating headaches may actually be protecting you from breast cancer. 

A new study shows that those painful piercing headaches may have a silver lining. Researchers found that women with a history of severe migraines have a 30 percent lower risk of getting breast cancer. 

This preliminary study couldn't determine the exact connection, but doctors believe it has to do with hormones. Keep in mind, migraine sufferers often take other steps to avoid headaches. That means hormones may not be the only factors involved. Women who suffer from these severe headaches also take more anti-inflammatory medication which has also been tied to a decreased risk. 

Headache specialist, Dr. Juline Bryson says, “There may be a link between the estrogen fluctuation that happens in migraine and the fact that many of the cancers that were found to be reduced were estrogen sensitive." 

But as researchers try to figure out how to use this latest discovery to help patients - doctors urge migraine sufferers not to have a false sense of security and to continue regular breast cancer screenings.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

16-Year-Old Sioux Falls Teen Found

9/15/2014 10:53 AM

According to Sioux Falls Police, 16-year-old Piper Hyser was found Sunday afternoon.

Full Story
Student Athlete Ineligible After Charity Event

9/18/2014 5:20 PM

A successful Estelline cross country athlete is being forced to sit this season out because she participated in a charity run aimed at keeping kids aw...

Full Story | Watch
Investigation At Canton Computer Business

9/17/2014 1:18 PM

Law enforcement are involved in a search at a Canton business.

Full Story
Adrian Peterson Turns Himself In

9/13/2014 7:09 AM

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson turned himself in to authorities in Texas Saturday morning after he was indicted by a grand jury for ch...

Full Story
Inmate Death Ruled Homicide

9/15/2014 11:01 AM

A death certificate filed Monday by the Minnehaha County Coroner has ruled the death of South Dakota prison inmate Kent Davidson a...

Full Story


Events