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
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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.
Each year the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA) organises a day of “stomping on Capitol Hill” for migraine research. (For anyone who has not heard of Capitol Hill before, it’s the area which is seen as the centre of … Continue reading
If you love what you do and where you work, then you’re lucky indeed. Not everyone can say the same. And sometimes it’s just the case that in order to keep body and soul alive you have to work somewhere … Continue reading