Migraine

A migraine is a severe headache causing pain in the front or side of the head. In the UK, migraines affect about 15% of the population and the headaches are three times more common among women than men. Migraines usually first start in young adulthood but it is possible for the headaches to start later in life.
What are Migraines?

Migraine is a severe form of headache felt as a throbbing pain at the front or side of the head. Migraines may also be accompanied by other symptoms such as a sensitivity to light or nausea.

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People with metabolic syndrome may be at higher risk for second stroke, death

People with metabolic syndrome may be at higher risk for second stroke, death

Foods high in flavonoids may lower risk of cognitive decline

Foods high in flavonoids may lower risk of cognitive decline

Dietary alteration of certain fatty acids can reduce severity of headaches

Dietary alteration of certain fatty acids can reduce severity of headaches

High omega 3 diet associated with reduction of headaches

High omega 3 diet associated with reduction of headaches

Study offers a very hopeful message for individuals struggling with migraines

Study offers a very hopeful message for individuals struggling with migraines

New consensus statement on sport-related concussion aims to help doctors provide optimal medical care

New consensus statement on sport-related concussion aims to help doctors provide optimal medical care

Free virtual event highlights new inventions on point-of-care medical technologies

Free virtual event highlights new inventions on point-of-care medical technologies

Clinical trial looks at cannabis as a potentially effective treatment for acute migraines

Clinical trial looks at cannabis as a potentially effective treatment for acute migraines

Study reveals four coagulation measures associated with migraine susceptibility

Study reveals four coagulation measures associated with migraine susceptibility

UIC researcher finds potential new way to treat chronic migraine

UIC researcher finds potential new way to treat chronic migraine

ASPS survey reveals COVID-19's impact and patient demand for plastic surgery

ASPS survey reveals COVID-19's impact and patient demand for plastic surgery

Survey: CDC's opioid prescribing guideline for pain treatment should be revoked

Survey: CDC's opioid prescribing guideline for pain treatment should be revoked

Some COX inhibitors/NSAIDs increase COVID-19 severity

Some COX inhibitors/NSAIDs increase COVID-19 severity

Nearly 20% of U.S. adults experience chronic pain

Nearly 20% of U.S. adults experience chronic pain

Japanese–European scientists detect novel genetic mitochondrial disorder

Japanese–European scientists detect novel genetic mitochondrial disorder

Study compares performance of open-label placebo to blinded placebo in IBS patients

Study compares performance of open-label placebo to blinded placebo in IBS patients

Women with non-O type blood who smoke, take oral contraceptives more likely to have a stroke

Women with non-O type blood who smoke, take oral contraceptives more likely to have a stroke

Scientists receive the Brain Prize for groundbreaking contributions to novel migraine therapies

Scientists receive the Brain Prize for groundbreaking contributions to novel migraine therapies

NYU Oral Cancer Center receives $3.1 million grant to explore the interplay between nerves and cancer

NYU Oral Cancer Center receives $3.1 million grant to explore the interplay between nerves and cancer

New device accelerates transdermal penetration of drug molecules and extraction of interstitial fluid

New device accelerates transdermal penetration of drug molecules and extraction of interstitial fluid