“Can Migraine Be In Your Genes?” from Healthline

“Can Migraine Be In Your Genes?” from Healthline

Migraine is a neurological condition that affects nearly 40 million people in the United States. Migraine attacks often occur on one side of the head. They may sometimes be preceded or accompanied by visual or sensory disturbances known as an aura. Other symptoms,...
Evolution and Migraine

Evolution and Migraine

Evolution and migraine are discussed in the outstanding article “Did Going North Give Us Migraine”.1 The accompanying editorial, “Toward a Philosophy of Migraine” is remarkably thought provoking.2 Analyzing evolutionary processes with regards to disease is more than...

Can We Blame Our Genes for Chronic Pain?

The degree of pain a person feels is partially regulated by the firing rate of nerve cells in the affected area. It may be possible to reduce pain by blocking a gene that regulates the electrical signaling in the body. Scientists at the University of Cambridge tested...

Genetic Role in Migraine and Women

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston have recently identified three genes in which a genetic variation is linked to an increased risk for migraine headache.  Of these newly identified genes, one is solely connected to women.  This discovery may...
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