Are You Reading Your Labels?

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Chances are you’ve come into contact with a label today. Whether on a breakfast bar, a tube of toothpaste, or a bottle of sunscreen, labels are part of our daily lives and provide important health information and directions to keep us safe. Continue Reading

Products in the Pipeline: Migraine Drugs Show Promise but Advance Slowly

Medications to prevent migraine have been slow in coming, but a treatment approach currently being studied suggests that a new type of drug may benefit countless migraineurs. This new method employs agents that block a protein called calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which plays a crucial role in migraine. The new drugs, anti-CGRP antibodies, bind to the protein and stop it from attaching to nerve receptors, preventing migraine in the process. Continue Reading

Screening Tool Designed to Help Diagnose Chronic Migraine

Researchers have developed a new screening tool to help identify chronic migraine in individuals experiencing frequent headaches.

Over a 3-year period, Dawn Buse, PhD, and colleagues developed a 12-item questionnaire that both patients and physicians can use to improve diagnosis and treatment of chronic migraine, which is underdiagnosed and undertreated.  It includes questions regarding symptoms, headache frequency, disability, and medication usage. Continue Reading