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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Excruciating cluster headaches often misdiagnosed

Excruciating cluster headaches often misdiagnosed

People suffering from cluster headache often face a long delay in being diagnosed properly

People suffering from cluster headache often face a long delay in being diagnosed properly

App to treat migraines without the use of medication

App to treat migraines without the use of medication

AAN publishes updated practice advisory on closure of common heart defect after stroke

AAN publishes updated practice advisory on closure of common heart defect after stroke

Russian Science Foundation funds eleven Kazan University projects

Russian Science Foundation funds eleven Kazan University projects

Does acupuncture relieve migraines?

Does acupuncture relieve migraines?

Researchers identify mechanism that explains why women experience more pain than men

Researchers identify mechanism that explains why women experience more pain than men

People eating a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, soy may have lower risk of stroke

People eating a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, soy may have lower risk of stroke

Increase in out-of-pocket costs associated with lower adherence to neurologic medications

Increase in out-of-pocket costs associated with lower adherence to neurologic medications

Researchers identify possible new therapy for concussion-related headaches

Researchers identify possible new therapy for concussion-related headaches

Light touch on the skin loses its pleasure in people with migraine

Light touch on the skin loses its pleasure in people with migraine

Inflammation detected in the brains of veterans with Gulf War Illness

Inflammation detected in the brains of veterans with Gulf War Illness

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

Seurat publishes preclinical studies of intranasal IGF-1 in rat model of migraine headaches

Seurat publishes preclinical studies of intranasal IGF-1 in rat model of migraine headaches

Migraine sufferers appear to have hyper-excitable visual cortex, study suggests

Migraine sufferers appear to have hyper-excitable visual cortex, study suggests

Higher opioid doses do not seem to improve pain, study finds

Higher opioid doses do not seem to improve pain, study finds

High intake of dietary flavonols tied to lower risk of Alzheimer's dementia

High intake of dietary flavonols tied to lower risk of Alzheimer's dementia

CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder designated with new disease code in WHO medical classification list

CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder designated with new disease code in WHO medical classification list

The influence of neuroanatomy on treatment response of patients with trigeminal neuralgia

The influence of neuroanatomy on treatment response of patients with trigeminal neuralgia

New neuromodulation device may help prevent migraine

New neuromodulation device may help prevent migraine