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B.C. could do more to help migraine sufferers

The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed by UBC neurologist Dr. Sian Spacey about how the province could help people who suffer from ...

Around 40 migraine-related genes identified

Migraine is one of the most common neurological disorders and it affects 1 out of 7 people in the world. Painful and ...

Triggers for migraine attacks determined for individual patients

Migraine is the third commonest disorder in the world and ranks sixth amongst more than 300 diseases when it comes to the burden it represents. "Determining the factors that trigger migraine attacks is an important, albeit difficult, step in managing migraine," explains Christian Wöber, head of the section specializing in headaches at MedUni Vienna's Department of Neurology. Reliable indications cannot be obtained merely by asking sufferers but rather they need to keep detailed records in a diary and this data must then undergo complex statistical analysis in order to be able to treat migraine on an individual basis. This is precisely what a new study has shown. ... Full story

Migraine prevention: Monoclonal antibodies could become additional therapy option

Preventing or shortening the duration of migraine attacks – established drug treatment options and those that could shape future therapies were discussed at the Congress of European Academy of Neurology in Copenhagen. ... Full story

Managing Migraine during Pregnancy and Lactation

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – According to doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, medications and treatments long considered safe to treat pregnant women with migraines may not be. ... Full story

A New Marker for Migraine?

MINNEAPOLIS – Researchers may have discovered a new marker found in the blood for episodic migraine, according to a study published in the September 9, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Episodic migraine is defined as having less than 15 headaches per month. ... Full story

Can Migraine Increase Your Risk of Stroke?

MINNEAPOLIS – New research suggests older people who experience migraines may have an increased risk of stroke, but only if they are smokers. The study is published in the July 22, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ... Full story

Twenty times as many migraine sufferers in Ontario could get some relief if the government broadened access to an effective group of drugs known as triptans

Almost one in 10 Ontarians suffer from migraines every year but just 1,200 patients receive public coverage for medication to manage the most debilitating headaches, a new study has found. ... Full story

Plastic surgeons identify link between migraines and carpal tunnel syndrome

DALLAS – Plastic surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center have demonstrated for the first time an association between migraines and carpal tunnel syndrome, with migraines more than twice as prevalent in those with carpal tunnel syndrome as those without, according to the study. ... Full story

New research could help solve mystery of migraine

Researchers at the University of Auckland have published new findings on the discovery of a potential new drug target for the treatment of migraine. ... Full story

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