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Dec. 18, 2018 — Researchers have demonstrated a new mechanism related to the onset of migraine. In fact, they found how a mutation, causes dysfunction in a protein which inhibits neuronal electrical activity, ... read more

Gene Variants Raise Risk of Migraines in African-American Children

Oct. 11, 2018 — Researchers have discovered common gene variants associated with migraines in African-American children. The research adds to knowledge of genetic influences on childhood migraine and may lead to ... read more

Speeding Progress in Migraine Requires Unraveling Sex Differences

Aug. 30, 2018 — To decrease the substantial health and economic burden of migraine on individuals and society, researchers need to examine and address how the disease differs between women and ... read more

Study Reveals Privacy Issues in Smartphone Headache Apps

July 5, 2018 — Many commercial smartphone apps have been developed to help people track their headache pain. New research finds that such apps often share information with third parties, posing privacy ... read more

Apr. 27, 2018 — Migraine costs the UK economy £8.8 billion per year in lost productivity, a new report reveals. The equivalent of 86 million workdays are lost to migraine each year and close to £1 billion is spent ... read more

Potential Source of Gender Differences in Migraines

Apr. 23, 2018 — Findings from a new study conducted in rats reveal that females may be more susceptible to migraines and less responsive to treatment because of the way fluctuations in the hormone estrogen affect ... read more

Noninvasive Stimulation Device Can Help Prevent Migraine Attacks

Mar. 29, 2018 — A migraine is much more than just a bad headache. Migraine symptoms, which can be debilitating for many people, are the sixth leading cause of disability, according to the World Health ... read more

Migraine Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Jan. 31, 2018 — Migraine is associated with increased risks of cardiovascular problems (conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels) including heart attacks, stroke, blood clots and an irregular heart rate, say ... read more

Migraine Surgery Produces 'Dramatic Improvements' in Functioning, Study Finds

Jan. 2, 2018 — In addition to reducing headache frequency and severity, surgical treatment for migraine leads to significant improvements in everyday functioning and coping ability, according to a new ... read more

Exposure to Terror May Increase Risk of Migraine, Other Headaches

Dec. 13, 2017 — Survivors of a terror attack have an increased risk of frequent migraine and tension headaches after the attack, according to a new ... read more

Phase III Immunotherapy Trial for Migraine Shows Positive Results

Nov. 30, 2017 — An antibody therapy against a key inflammatory molecule involved in migraines reduces the number of headaches that chronic migraine patients experience per month in a phase III ... read more

Migraines Linked to High Sodium Levels in Cerebrospinal Fluid

Nov. 28, 2017 — Migraine sufferers have significantly higher sodium concentrations in their cerebrospinal fluid than people without the condition, according to the first study to use a technique called sodium MRI to ... read more

New Tool Identifies Headache Patients at Risk of Aneurysms in Emergency Department

Nov. 13, 2017 — A new tool to identify potentially fatal aneurysms in patients with headaches who seem otherwise well will help emergency departments to identify high-risk patients, improve survival rates and cut ... read more

Ketamine May Help Treat Migraine Pain Unresponsive to Other Therapies

Oct. 21, 2017 — Ketamine may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments, suggests a new ... read more

Anxiety and Depression Linked to Migraines

Oct. 18, 2017 — In a study of 588 patients who attended an outpatient headache clinic, more frequent migraines were experienced by participants with symptoms of anxiety and ... read more

Hormone Therapy May Benefit Migraine Sufferers Without Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Oct. 11, 2017 — Migraine headaches are common among women, but due to various health risks can be challenging to treat in the elderly. While hormone therapy is effective in relieving many menopause symptoms, its ... read more

Effective Help Is Available for Migraine Sufferers

Sep. 22, 2017 — Although it’s the third most prevalent illness in the world, migraine is widely misunderstood and frequently undiagnosed. Until quite recently a common “remedy” for migraine was to lie in a ... read more

Financial Stress Is Associated With Migraine, If You Have Specific Circadian Gene Variants

Sep. 4, 2017 — People with a specific variation in the CLOCK gene have more migraines under financial stress. This work shows the effect of the genetics of circadian rhythms on ... read more

Opioids Overused in Migraine Treatment, Regardless of Race

Aug. 16, 2017 — African-Americans are more likely to experience debilitating migraine headaches than whites, but a new study probing the issue found no evidence of racial disparities in treatment practices. Instead, ... read more

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and the Need for Expert Treatment

Aug. 16, 2017 — Subarachnoid hemorrhages, which are caused by ruptured brain aneurysms, account for 5-10 percent of all strokes and are best managed by experienced and dedicated experts at high-volume centers with ... read more

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