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Chronic Migraine is officially regulated as a social disease in Italy

The Italian senate has approved the recognition of primary chronic headache as a social disease,  a huge step towards the acknowledgment of migraine as the serious illness it is. On April 18, 2019 the Chamber passed the bill and 15 months later it was finally approved by the Italian Senate. This achievement reflects the struggle …

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Read the latest articles on Migraine At Work by EMHA

All the articles are based on the survey led by EMHA on Migraine at work. A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY is carried out as a result of the survey of patients working in 7 countries of the European Union and leaving open the option to include patients from other countries. The survey is translated into: Spanish, French, …

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European Migraine Day of Action with MEPS in the European Parliament

Each year, September 12th is the European Migraine Day of Action. Today, EMHA’s President and Executive Director have been invited by MEP Esteban Gonzalez Pons and MEP Dolors Montserrat to the European Parliament to discuss about how to better help the affected ones to give light to the disease and how to improve the life …

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Migraine Atlas by AEMICE

AEMICE together with Universidad de Sevilla (Seville University) and Novartis and a scientific committee of expert neurologists has created the Migraine Atlas 2018 which reflects the real situation of the 4.5 million people who suffer from migraine in Spain! Unlike other studies “Migraine Atlas” includes the patients and also their families perspective about their condition, the healthcare …

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11.3% of Spanish adolescents suffer from migraine headaches

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 …

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European Patients’ Rights Day, TODAY, April 18

Patients claim their right to participate in Decision about their Health Patients have the right to participate in making decisions about their health, either through patient organizations in public policies that affect them or through the sharing of information and consensus with their doctor, for example, about what treatment to follow. This is one of …

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PRAC recommends new measures to avoid valproate exposure in pregnancy

The European Medicines Agency’s experts in medicines safety, the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) are recommending new measures to avoid exposure of babies to valproate medicines in the womb. Babies exposed are at risk of malformations and developmental problems. The PRAC examined the available evidence and consulted widely with healthcare professionals and with patients, including women …

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