According to a recent study, women who suffer with migraines have a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study also discovered that, in the years before a diabetes diagnosis, the frequency of migraines decreased. Migraines and type … Continue reading
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If you’re not sure whether what you have is a migraine or a headache, then this handy checklist should help. Although, everyone’s headaches and migraines are a bit different, hopefully these general guidelines will be a means of differentiating a … Continue reading
The placebo effect is a well-known phenomenon among the medical community. In essence it is where a non-therapeutic pill (such as a sugar pill with no medicinal properties) is given to a patient, after which the patients symptoms improve and … Continue reading
Changing levels of oestrogen, the female sex hormone, has long been linked to migraine attacks in women; but now it has been discovered that high levels of oestrogen in men has the effect of more frequent and intense migraine attacks. … Continue reading
Trials from a recent Phase III clinical trial have had fantastic results and have cut the migraine attacks of its participants in half.
“Your migraine is over? Yes! Now you can come out shopping with us/come to the pub/play football/etc etc.”
Spinal cord stimulation involves the surgical implanting of a device (also known as an SCS or a dorsal column stimulator) under the skin. A small wire from the device carries a mild electric current from the pulse generator to the … Continue reading
One thing that drives migraine sufferers mad is other people claiming that their headache is/was a migraine:
New research conducted by scientists at the University of British Columbia has found a non-invasive technique for monitoring migraines. The low-frequency brainwave known as cortical spreading depression (or CSD for short) has, for a while now, been linked to migraines … Continue reading
One of the less commonly known things that you can do to reduce your migraines is, apparently, to cut down on how much gum you chew.