Tag Archives: migraine

The brain of migraine sufferers is hyper-excitable, new study suggests

Credit: Sasha Wolff/Wikipedia Individuals who suffer from migraine headaches appear to have a hyper-excitable visual cortex researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster suggest. Migraines are characterised as debilitating and persistent headaches, often accompanied by an increased sensitivity to visual or other sensory stimuli. The exact causes of these …

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Migraine rats, medical facts

Migraine mechanisms are still far from being fully understood. Escalating data from animal models are “fact-checking” the neurophysiological and behavioral correlates of the migraine experience in humans. A series of studies published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, have described the underlying mechanisms and …

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Connecting the dots in the migraine brain

Credit: Sasha Wolff/Wikipedia A neuroimaging study recently published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, shared more evidence of structural changes in the brain of migraine patients. The study, entitled “Structural connectivity alterations in chronic and episodic migraine: A diffusion magnetic resonance imaging connectomics study”, …

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Predictors of chronic migraine

Credit: Sasha Wolff/Wikipedia A meta-analysis published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, highlights the predictors of chronic migraine. The study, entitled “Predictors of episodic migraine transformation to chronic migraine: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort studies,” was coordinated by Dr. Dawn Buse, …

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On nitroglycerin, cardiovascular homeostasis and…bam, migraine!

A clinical investigation recently published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, suggests that migraine patients may exhibit a systemic pathophysiological alteration. The study, entitled “Abnormal cardiovascular response to nitroglycerin in migraine”, was conducted by Dr. Willebrordus PJ van Oosterhout, from Leiden University Medical Centre, …

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Experimental human model of migraine found redundant molecular pathways mediating migraine attacks

Credit: Sasha Wolff/Wikipedia A recent study published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, reported an intriguing discovery. The study, entitled “Investigation of distinct molecular pathways in migraine induction using calcitonin gene-related peptide and sildenafil”, was conducted by Dr. Samaira Younis and colleagues from the …

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The curious case of migraine

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A recent study published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, highlights an overlooked relationship between migraine and exercise. The study, entitled “Anxiety sensitivity and intentional avoidance of physical activity in women with probable migraine”, was led by Samantha G Farris, …

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