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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AAN issues new guideline on oral and topical treatments for painful diabetic neuropathy

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Study provides clearer understanding of how migraines affect sleep patterns

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New study links history of migraines and hot flashes as well as an increased risk of heart disease

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MS patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer may have shorter survival times, study finds

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