Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Migraines may be the brain's way of dealing with oxidative stress

A new perspective article highlights a compelling theory about migraine attacks: that they are an integrated mechanism by which the brain protects and repairs itself. Recent insightful findings and potential ways to use them ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA approves first drug aimed at preventing migraines

(HealthDay)—The millions of Americans who suffer from migraine may have a new source of hope—the first drug aimed at preventing the headaches gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Migraines linked to high sodium levels in cerebrospinal fluid

Migraine sufferers have significantly higher sodium concentrations in their cerebrospinal fluid than people without the condition, according to the first study to use a technique called sodium MRI to look at migraine patients. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Migraines may be caused by vascular reactivity

A group of scientists from several Russian universities and medical centers have proposed a new explanation of the nature of migraine, one of the most ancient neurologic conditions. The study was conducted within a larger ...

Neuroscience

Exposure to narrow band of green light improves migraine symptoms

Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is a frequent symptom of migraine headaches, which affect nearly 15 percent of the world's population. A new study, led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Studies show promise in new migraine prevention drugs

Migraine researchers and clinicians are growing excited about a new class of drugs called Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibodies, which are showing promise in treating high-frequency episodic migraine ...

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