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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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

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, finds study

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, finds study

Hematopoietic stem cell transplants may prevent worsening of MS disability

Hematopoietic stem cell transplants may prevent worsening of MS disability

Headache as COVID-19 symptom could indicate milder disease, study finds

Headache as COVID-19 symptom could indicate milder disease, study finds

Machine-learning method can crunch data to find new uses for existing drugs

Machine-learning method can crunch data to find new uses for existing drugs

Mindfulness-based stress reduction may provide benefit to people with migraine

Mindfulness-based stress reduction may provide benefit to people with migraine

Could the keto diet help prevent or mitigate severe COVID-19?

Could the keto diet help prevent or mitigate severe COVID-19?

Getting adequate sleep may help teens with migraines

Getting adequate sleep may help teens with migraines

Targeting excessive calcium may provide a new way to improve outcomes in stroke patients

Targeting excessive calcium may provide a new way to improve outcomes in stroke patients

Beta-blockers could be used to treat COVID-19, study finds

Beta-blockers could be used to treat COVID-19, study finds

Drug used to control blood pressure may improve cancer patients’ response to immunotherapy

Drug used to control blood pressure may improve cancer patients’ response to immunotherapy

Study finds no association between leisure activities and lower dementia risk

Study finds no association between leisure activities and lower dementia risk

Antiseizure drug use during pregnancy linked with double the risk of having children with autism

Antiseizure drug use during pregnancy linked with double the risk of having children with autism