The #MigrainePose “Trend”

2018-09-11T17:39:27+00:0011/09/2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

  How can this even be a trend!!!!???? Headache Pose? Migraine Pose? What is this supposed to mean? Migraine is not a pose but a neurological disorder involving nerve pathways and brain chemicals, which leaves completely disabled anyone who suffers an attack for an uncertain period of time. It´s very sad and outrageous that such an important magazine like ELLE.com publishes an article which undermines the real importance of such a severe condition. We were shocked when we saw this and thought how relevant it was to share it, this publication does no other thing rather than increasing the stigma of migraine. The images [...]

Coming Together to Put Patients First in Headache Treatment

2018-09-04T12:17:28+00:0004/09/2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stephani Sutherland, PhD, is a neuroscientist, yogi, and freelance writer in Southern California.  Migraine and other severe headache disorders affect about a billion people worldwide each year, but awareness of these conditions is insufficient, and sufferers are often stigmatized by healthcare providers and by society in general. As a result, people often go years without a diagnosis or do not receive appropriate treatment. And, the personal preferences of patients are seldom considered in current treatment guidelines. A neurological disease Everyone has experienced a headache at some time in their lives, be it from the flu, a head injury, or simply [...]

100 Million Neurons Found Outside The Brain

2018-08-20T13:09:10+00:0020/08/2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Trupti Gokani, MD is a neurologist and author of The Mysterious Mind. She practices a blend of Western and Eastern medicine which focuses on the root cause and holistic treatment of a patient, combined with functional neurology. Dr. Gokani told us about the significance of the gut-brain connection in her recent interview. As neurologists, Dr. Gokani says, we study the central nervous system. "We look at the brain that's in our head, the spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system, which includes the autonomic, sympathetic, and parasympathetic nervous systems. We don't focus on that other system, which is the enteric [...]

Estrogen may explain why women suffer more often migraines

2018-08-16T14:40:12+00:0016/08/2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

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 Ferrer Montiel, a researcher at the Miguel Hernández University. In a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, the authors demonstrate the role of estrogen - a hormone that presents its highest levels in women of reproductive age - in the cells surrounding [...]

New Aimovig Medication Approved

2018-07-31T13:40:17+00:0031/07/2018|Categories: Industry, News|Tags: , , , |

Novartis marks a new era for migraine patients with the EU approval of Aimovig®, a first-of-its- kind treatment specifically designed for migraine prevention Jul 30, 2018 Novartis announced today that the European Commission (EC) approved Aimovig® (erenumab) for the prevention of migraine in adults experiencing four or more migraine days per month. Aimovig is the first and only treatment specifically designed for migraine prevention to be approved in the European Union, Switzerland, the US and Australia. It works by blocking a receptor called the calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor (CGRP-R) which plays a critical role in mediating the incapacitating pain of migraine. [...]

Why is migraine still a big mystery to science

2018-07-16T11:31:38+00:0016/07/2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Very common especially in women, these intense headaches are still a great medical mystery whose causes are not enlightened. Very common especially in women, these intense headaches are still a great medical mystery whose causes are not enlightened. Migraines are always related to a "simple headache", but they are much more. While "normal" headaches can be controlled with a paracetamol or two, a migraine is way more aggressive, sometimes so much severe that it can weaken the physical and mental capacities of the sufferer, as well as affect his day a day. The most mysterious thing is that it does not [...]

11.3% of Spanish adolescents suffer from migraine headaches

2018-06-18T13:01:58+00:0018/06/2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The journal Cephalalgia – the scientific publication of the International Society of Headaches – has just published a study by members of the Headache Study Group of the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN) of the Vall D'Hebron University Hospital, whose Objective was to evaluate the prevalence of a headache among the Spanish adolescent population. Carried out among more than 1,500 students aged between 12 and 18 and belonging to several institutes in Catalonia, the study also sought to analyze the most frequent types of headache in this population group as well as the relationship of their headaches with comorbidities and [...]

Why are migraine patients skipping effective behavioral treatments?

2018-06-06T17:50:13+00:0006/06/2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

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 despite the fact that these treatments are considered first-line, safe and effective treatments by medical guidelines. Those who were referred but did not seek treatment most commonly cited lack of time, cost concerns, and skepticism the treatments will work, according to the new study published [...]

This is how a medicine is manufactured (from the laboratory to the pharmacy)

2018-06-06T12:40:24+00:0006/06/2018|Categories: Industry, News|Tags: , , |

Ten years and a billion euros. This is the time and average cost for a drug to complete the process that goes from its initial discovery to being sold at a pharmacy. Considering this data, it´s not difficult to imagine the manufacture of a drug as an obstacle course in which only a few molecules reach the goal. The researchers of the Center for Biological Research of the CSIC María del Carmen Fernández and Nuria E. Campillo narrate in their book "How a medicine is made. From the laboratory to the pharmacy " how long and expensive this process is. [...]

How to take care of your diet if you suffer migraine

2018-06-04T17:14:07+00:0004/06/2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

30 DE MAYO DE 2018 If we pay attention to what we eat, we can contribute to keeping headaches as far away from our lives as possible. If you have migraines, you probably know that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and respecting food and sleep schedules are two fundamental elements to keep them under control. But there is a third element we have that we cannot neglect, our nourishment. And it is that what we eat seems to be, in a large number of cases, closely related to certain headaches. Beware of amines Amines (Histamines, Tiraminas...) are substances present in many [...]

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