New drugs, decades in the making, are providing relief for migraines

Nancy Baum Lipsitz remembers the night the pain began. She’d had a glass of white wine with a friend and went to bed with a terrible headache. The next day, she still felt horrible, the beginning of what she called a “rolling tide” of near constant ...

(Another) New Drug Approved For Migraine Prevention

Ajovy is first anti-CGRP treatment available at monthly and quarterly doses  The third new generation of CGRP antibody has been approved. It’s called Emgality (galcanezumab) which was just approved by the FDA on September 27th.   ·         Watch this interview preview with Professor Lars Edvinsson, the ...

Green Light – To Lilly’s Momoclonal Antibody To Migraine

Eli Lilly announces that the European Commission (EC) has approved the commercialization of galcanezumab (Emgality) as a prophylactic treatment of migraine in adults suffering from at least four days of migraine per month. Galcanezumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to the peptide related to the calcite ...

Migraine therapy that cut attacks hailed as ’huge deal’

A new approach to preventing migraines can cut the number and severity of attacks, two clinical trials show. About 50% of people on one study halved the number of migraines they had each month, which researchers at King’s College Hospital called a ”huge deal”. The treatment ...

How a foundation is helping people suffering from migraines

Danielle Byron Henry Migraine Foundation works to give access to treatment and support for those living with migraine disease, especially young adults and children. This year, the Foundation has funded ”Headache School,” in conjunction with the University of Utah, offering free bi-weekly educational and therapeutic sessions with experts. The ...

The difference between a headache and a migraine explained

Migraine is an extraordinarily prevalent neurological disease, affecting 38 million men, women and children in the U.S. and 1 billion worldwide. • Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world. • Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine. • Amazingly, 12% ...

The Migraine World Summit 2017

36 migraine experts, including world-renowned doctors, researchers, and patient advocates, will be sharing their wisdom at the Migraine World Summit, a free online event that’s happening this week. (Edit 23 april-2017.) Read the article in >>>

The association between shift work and treatment-seeking migraine in Denmark

In Europe, the one-year prevalence of migraine is 14.9% and migraine is on the top-ten list of leading causes of years lost to disability. Sleep disturbances and irregular daily routines are considered triggers of migraine and these factors are well-known consequences of shift work. Read the ...

New research point to role of dopamine

Migraine attacks are so complex that researchers are still figuring out exactly what happens in your brain and nervous system. This new research out of the University of Michigan measures dopamine levels and shows that they fall during an attack. This drop in dopamine can help ...

BrainCool AB tecknar avtal om kliniska studier och erhåller etikgodkännande för behandling av migrän i England

BrainCool AB har tecknat avtal (Clinical Trial Agreement – CTA) med National Health Service (NHS) i norra England för en klinisk multicenterstudie för att behandla migränpatienter med medicinsk kylning i hemmiljö. Studien kommer att ledas av Dr Jitka Vanderpol, neurolog vid Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. ...

Preliminary Study Celebrates Positive Results for Wireless Migraine Device

A new, wireless arm patch may be the secret to helping patients with migraine without a prescription for potentially addictive drugs. The device, Avital, uses transcutaneous electrical stimulation to ease migraine pain and can be controlled on a smartphone app. Read the article in >>>    

Association Between Migraine and Cervical Artery Dissection.

The Italian Project on Stroke in Young Adults. In this cohort study of 2 485 patients aged 18 to 45 years with first-ever acute ischemic stroke, a history of migraine, especially the subtype without aura, was independently associated with cervical artery dissection. The strength of this ...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Pediatric Migraine

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective nonpharmacologic treatment that should be considered as a first-line therapy for pediatric migraine, according to a large systematic review and meta-analysis reported in Headache.1 Read the article in >>>

Migraine sufferers at higher surgery stroke risk: study

Paris (AFP) – People who suffer migraines are at a higher risk of stroke after surgery, researchers said on Wednesday. This means that a history of migraines, which affect about one in five people, should be taken into account when weighing the pros and cons of ...

The Word Headache

It’s not just a headache. This sentence has been a rallying cry for the last several years in the migraine community, fighting against the idea that migraines are simply bad headaches that we are somehow too weak to tolerate. The stigma surrounding migraine disease is pervasive. Words ...

4 Big Migraine Food Triggers You Need to Know

A new study confirms which foods trigger migraines and offers insight into the best headache diet Läs artikel på >>>  

Why women get more headaches than men

– and how they can be triggered by anything from exercise to sex British women are twice as likely to suffer from headaches as men More than half of migraine sufferers had less pain after having sex High oestrogen and lack of sleep can mean more headaches after ...

Migraines could be caused by gut bacteria, study suggests

Research shows sufferers have higher levels of bacteria involved in processing nitrates, and could explain why some foods appear to act as migraine triggers Read the article in The Guardian >>>

European headache federation consensus on technical investigation for primary headache disorders

The Journal of Headache and Pain is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It is specifically dedicated to researchers involved in all aspects of headache and related pain, including theory, methodology, clinical practice and care. The journal’s scope is broad, reflecting the wide ...

Chronic Migraine Screener

A tool to help start an important conversation with your doctor Läs artikeln >>>

Migraine Triggers and Oxidative Stress

Migraine Triggers and Oxidative Stress: A Narrative Review and Synthesis Gå till artikeln >>>

Botox and CGRP – and the Future of Migraine Treatment

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Observation on clinical effects of electroacupuncture for migraine without aura

Behandling med elektrisk akupunktur Gå till den engelska artikeln >>

Could an Antibody Prevent Migraine?

Kan antikroppar förebygga migrän? Gå till den engelska artikeln >>

Comparative efficacy of triptans for the abortive treatment of migraine

En jämförelse mellan olika triptaner Gå till den engelska artikeln >>