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Master on Headache Disorders

Copenhagen University is now offering a Master on Headache Disorders. It´s a continuing professional development programme for healthcare professionals. The programme of the Master on Headache Disorders requires a minimum of 6 individual visits to Copenhagen, Denmark over a two-year period: Modules 1 to 4 are organized with an e-learning self-study period followed by one week …

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Estrogen may explain why women suffer more often migraines

Spanish researchers have discovered that the role of this sex hormone around the trigeminal nerve could be key in migraine episodes, which could explain why woman suffer from them more often.  Sex hormones could play a key role in the onset of migraine episodes, according to a study published today by the team of Antonio …

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Why are migraine patients skipping effective behavioral treatments?

Effective behavioral treatments for migraine are being eschewed by a significant number of sufferers, according to a new study led by headache researchers at NYU School of Medicine. Researchers found that about half of migraine patients who were referred by a headache center for specific behavioral treatment did not follow through with therapy. This occurred …

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First monoclonal antibody therapy for prevention of migraine

First monoclonal antibody therapy for prevention of Migraine Aimovig recommended for marketing authorization 01/06/2018 The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended granting a marketing authorisation for Aimovig (erenumab), the first human monoclonal antibody therapy for prevention of migraine. Aimovig belongs to a new class of medicines that work by blocking the activity …

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Arnold Neuralgia/Recurrent occipital pain cause

Recurrent, troublesome occipital pain associated with muscular tension is known as Arnold’s neuralgia, a strange condition. The condition of peripheral nerves can produce the pain of varying intensity as a reflex mechanism, depending on the degree of damage being considered. Some anatomical locations are often associated with these syndromes, with the exception of the occipital …

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Galcanezumab-Cluster headache

Prevention of episodic cluster headache: Primary endpoint achieved in Phase 3 study 16/05/2018 Eli Lilly and Company announced that Galcanezumab met with the primary endpoint in a Phase 3 trial of episodic cluster headache patients, the statistically significant differences in reducing headache attacks In weekly clusters compared to placebo during the weeks one to three …

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Migraines are associated with a polygenic inheritance

A new study has found that some families are especially sensitive to migraines and that genetics influences the type of migraine suffered by affected people. Migraine is a disease that has as its main symptom headache, throbbing, unilateral, accompanied by nausea or vomiting, sensitivity to light or sounds, usually very intense and disabling for those …

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