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How Do You Know If You Are Experiencing A Migraine Attack?

Each year, approximately 90% of the U.S. population will experience at least one headache and 13% will experience migraine attacks. Of the 40 million people living with migraine disease in the U.S., only 15-30% will seek medical attention. Migraine is…

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Ask The Expert: Migraine Equivalent

QUESTION: I was just diagnosed with migraine equivalent and was wondering if I could get some information about it. There is not much online and I would appreciate some insight. ANSWER: Migraine equivalents is a broad statement, that includes a…

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Colic Linked to Childhood Migraine

Children with migraine are more likely to have had colic during infancy than their peers who do not experience the painful headache disorder, according to a new European study. This finding adds to research indicating that mothers with migraine are…

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Transforming Migraine Pain Into Beauty, An Interview with Priya Rama, Migraine Artist

by: Lindsay Weitzel, PhD, Migraine Strategist and Migraine Science Writer I recently had the immense pleasure of meeting Priya Rama, migraine artist and migraine overcomer extraordinaire. Priya “transforms pain into beauty” by painting the images she sees in her mind’s…

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New Medication Delivery System for Migraine Wins Approval

New Medication Delivery System for Migraine Wins Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Onzetra Xsail (sumatriptan nasal powder) for the treatment of migraine, with or without aura, in adults. The medication is part of an intranasal delivery system that includes a low-dose (22mg) of sumatriptan…

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Suppresses Brain Activity that Leads to Aura, Headache

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Suppresses Brain Activity that Leads to Aura, Headache

A new animal study suggests that electrically stimulating the vagus nerve suppresses activity in the brain believed to be a headache trigger and responsible for migraine-related auras. Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that in rats,…

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Reader's Mail: Can Aura Signify Intensity of Pain?

Reader's Mail: Can Aura Signify Intensity of Pain?

Q. I experience migraine with aura and thus take my medication as soon as I see the aura, not knowing how severe (or not) the migraine will be. My pain varies greatly. I even had half migraines with very little…

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Reader’s Mail: Blurry Vision May Be Migraine Without Aura

Reader’s Mail: Blurry Vision May Be Migraine Without Aura

Q: I am 20 years old, and I had a weird incident in August. I was sleeping, and I woke up with blurred vision. I had a terrible headache and felt like I was about to vomit. It lasted about…

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FDA Approves Treximet for Adolescents

FDA Approves Treximet for Adolescents

Last month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Treximet (sumatriptan and naproxen sodium) for use in pediatric patients 12 years of age and older for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura. Treximet is the first…

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Genetic Link Discovered for Migraine and Stroke

Genetic Link Discovered for Migraine and Stroke

Researchers and health professionals have known for some time that migraine and stroke are linked, and now new research indicates that both disorders share a genetic basis. Study authors, led by Rainer Malik, PhD, of the University Hospital of Bordeaux,…

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New Gel Shows Promise in Treating Migraine

New Gel Shows Promise in Treating Migraine

A pain-relieving gel in the pipeline for treating migraine appears safe and effective, and may provide a new treatment option after further testing. In a phase 2a clinical trial, 48 adults with episodic migraine with and without aura treated five…

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PFO Closure Brings Mixed Results for People With Migraine

PFO Closure Brings Mixed Results for People With Migraine

Migraine headaches are more common in patients with a small hole in the heart called a patent foramen ovale (PFO), and some research has indicated that closing the hole helps alleviate migraine. However, a recent study evaluating PFO closure in…

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