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New survey illuminates and quantifies stigma and challenges facing migraine sufferers

Oct 13// Migraines

The causes of migraines are little understood, although genetics and environmental factors play a role, according to the Mayo Clinic. “Migraines are often undiagnosed and untreated. If you regularly experience signs and symptoms of migraine attacks, keep a record of your attacks and how you treated them. Then make an appointment with your doctor to […]

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Managing Migraine Trigger Blaming

Sep 21// Migraines

What if life is your migraine trigger? Managing triggers is important. It is also important to understand that sometimes we can’t.

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High costs of migraine comorbidities

Jul 17// Migraines

  Chronic migraines (CM), whose external imperceptibility can lead to stigmatization, are characterized by headaches at least 15 days each month. That means “people with chronic migraine have a migraine or headache more often than not,” notes the nonprofit American Migraine Foundation. Studies have demonstrated that migraine patients have lower quality of life and professional […]

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Problems plague study finding that acupuncture prevents migraines

Mar 10// Migraines

A study by 12 researchers at five Chinese institutions, published this month in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that real acupuncture outperforms sham acupuncture in mitigating migraines without aura. Over the course of 16 weeks, the nearly 250 participants were split into three groups. Some underwent real acupuncture; others were administered fake acupuncture (which pierced parts […]

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Study finds migraine patients at increased stroke risk after surgery

Jan 27// Migraines

According to a recent study, within 30 days of undergoing surgery, those who suffer from migraines are likelier that those who do not to be readmitted to the hospital and are at increased risk of stroke.

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