In one sense, the brain feels no pain. In another sense, it feels all the pain.
We've all experienced that tense pain in our heads when we're withdrawing from caffeine. But why?
A new preventive drug for migraines was approved recently by the FDA. Here's how it works, and how others in the pipeline might be able to help the millions who suffer from migraines.
In short, pain medicine is able to block the processes that cause the feeling of pain. To understand why, you need to know a bit about how pain works.
That flicker in the corner of your eye isn't your imagination.
It's a long, hot summer's day and you're looking forward to an ice cream. But within seconds of your first bite, you feel a headache coming on: a brain freeze. What's going on?
Triptans are a group of drugs targeted at alleviating the symptoms of migraine, a severe and often debilitating headache disorder that can affect sight and speech.
Many adults who have a lifelong problem with migraines first experience them in childhood or adolescence.
Why does drinking too much leave you feeling so rotten?
Nearly every second person in the world had a headache at least once in the past year. But these can feel very different, depending on which of the nearly 200 types of headache you have.
Researchers have identified four new genes linked to the most common form of migraine, in a discovery that could eventually…
A new region of the X chromosome has been identified as playing a role in migraines. As women have two X chromosomes, this…
Research shows that a caffeine tablet can be used as pain relief for patients suffering from headaches after a spinal tap…
Researchers have started recruiting volunteers for a new study investigating the use of acupuncture and counselling as a…