UC Researchers Affirm Diet Can Impact Migraines

UC Researchers Affirm Diet Can Impact Migraines Eliminating that morning ‘Cup of Joe,’ consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) ...

Migraine Sufferers Have More Nitrate-Reducing Microbes in their Mouths

The mouths of migraine sufferers harbor significantly more microbes with the ability to modify nitrates than people who do not get migraine ...

Severe Headaches May Increase the Risk of a Thyroid Condition

CINCINNATI—Sufferers of migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches or other headache disorders are at greater risk of developing a thyroid condition called hypothyroidism, according to a study by University of Cincinnati College of Medicine researchers. ... Full story

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 migraines. June is Migraine Awareness ... Full story

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 incapacitating, it has multi-factor origins, with the participation of environmental triggering factors and several altered genes in each individual. Up to this date only 13 migraine-related genes were known and now a study of Nature Genetics proves the contribution of these 10 genes and adds 28 more to the candidate list. In the international work, focused on the analysis of common genetic migraine variants on people, there is the participation of Professor Bru Cormand and the collaborator Cèlia Sintas, from the Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics and the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona (IBUB. ... Full story

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

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