Study: Women with Migraine Have Increased Risk of Stroke

A preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016 shows women with migraine may be more likely to suffer a stroke.

This is not the first time migraine and stroke have been linked. Earlier in 2016, a study was presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference and revealed that migraine with aura doubles an individual’s likelihood of an ischemic stroke. Continue Reading

Psoriasis and Its Severity Associated with Migraine

A Danish study of more than 5 million people has found a link between psoriasis and migraine that increases with the severity of psoriasis. Both diseases have been associated with increased cardiovascular risk, but little is known about their interplay. To better understand a potential link, researchers reviewed health data on all Danish citizens ages 18 and older from January 1, 1997, to December 31, 2011. Of the more than 5,300,000 individuals, 53,006 had a mild form, 6,831 severe psoriasis, and 6,243 patients had psoriatic arthritis. Continue Reading