Category Archives: Migraine

Migraine And Cognitive Decline Among Women

According to new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and published in this month’s British Medical Journal (BMJ), migraines are not associated with cognitive decline. 6349 women aged 65 or older enrolled in the Women’s Health Study and provided information … Continue reading

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New genetic data for the most common subtype of migraine

Researchers studied genetic data of more than 11 000 people and found altogether six genes that predispose to migraine without aura. Four of these genes are new and two of them confirm previous findings. New study published in Nature Genetics. … Continue reading

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New AAN Guidelines on Migraine Prevention

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Headache Society (AHA) have published new guidelines for the prevention of episodic migraine. The goal was to provide updated evidence-based recommendations for the preventive treatment of migraine headache. The clinical question … Continue reading

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Headache Significant Cause of Attrition in Deployed Military Personnel

In a study by Cohen and colleagues to evaluate the impact of headache on personnel deployed in war zones and to identify factors associated with return to duty (RTD), only 33% of the 985 participants (mean age, 29.6 years; 87.5% … Continue reading

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“Trigger Site” Plastic Surgery Reduces or Eliminates Migraine Headaches

A recent publication in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery discussed a new surgical technique to “deactivate” migraine headaches through “surgical deactivation” of “trigger sites” in the muscles or nerves that produce pain. Developed by ASPS Member Bahman … Continue reading

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