Neuroscience

US FDA approves nasal spray for migraines

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a fast-acting nasal spray from Pfizer designed to treat migraines, the US pharmaceutical giant said Friday.

Genetics

Genetic links between migraine and blood sugar levels confirmed

In a study published in Human Genetics, QUT Professor Dale Nyholt and QUT Ph.D. researcher Rafiqul Islam, describe using large-scale genome-wide associations studies (GWAS) summary statistics to analyze hundreds of thousands ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fewer symptoms for mpox infection seen after vaccination

Individuals with mpox infection ≥14 days after receipt of one JYNNEOS vaccine dose have less hospitalization, fever, headache, malaise, myalgia, and chills compared with unvaccinated individuals, according to research published ...

Neuroscience

Cluster headaches may be more severe in women

While cluster headache is more common in men than in women, a new study suggests that the disorder may be more severe for women. The study is published in the December 21, 2022, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal ...

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Headache

A headache or cephalalgia is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It can be a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and neck. The brain tissue itself is not sensitive to pain because it lacks pain receptors. Rather, the pain is caused by disturbance of the pain-sensitive structures around the brain. Several areas of the head and neck have these pain-sensitive structures, which are the cranium (the periosteum of the skull), muscles, nerves, arteries and veins, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses and mucous membranes.

There are a number of different classification systems for headaches. The most well-recognized is that of the International Headache Society. Treatment of a headache depends on the underlying etiology or cause, but commonly involves analgesics.

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