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A qualitative study in the Headache journal asked children and their caregivers about treatment preferences regarding migraine. Although soliciting opinions from those involved in treatments is valuable, too little research has been done to find out what matters most. Via stratified purposive...

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“…patients in racial and ethnic minority groups have a 60% increased risk of experiencing severe postpartum pain and are 20% less likely to receive opioids for postpartum pain” than non-Hispanic White women. That disparity is being addressed in an article in JAMA Network Open, specifically the use...

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Headache disorders “are among the most prevalent and disabling conditions worldwide,” according to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. A review in The Journal of Headache and Pain identified over 350 relevant published papers. Among the findings are the percent of the population with:

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The question posed in an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine: have patients suffering from chronic noncancer pain been affected negatively by state laws curbing opioid prescribing? There have been a few overlapping laws, for prescribing caps, pill mills, enrollment, and mandatory...

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The Journal of Clinical Medicine has published an article: Trends in the Management of Headache Disorders in US Emergency Departments: Analysis of 2007–2018 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Data. Researchers identified headache disorders—including migraine, tension-type headache...

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Some think e-cigarettes are safer than the “real” thing. For those who have COVID, however, users of e-cigarettes are more likely to experience symptoms at a higher frequency. About the study published in Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, coauthor David McFadden, MD, a Mayo Clinic...

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JAMA Neurology reports findings gathered from over 2600 migraine sufferers, aged 18 to 65, from 4 randomized clinical trials. Researchers sought to determine whether erenumab would improve migraine frequency and lessen migraine medication need in those with and without aura. The study notes, “One or...

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A study published in Frontiers of Pain Research utilized data from almost 52,000 participants in the Swedish Twin Registry to better understand migraine and genetic and environmental factors. Migraine affects approximately 1 in 7 people, is the 2nd largest cause of disability, and 3 times as many...

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A questionnaire answered by over 1600 cluster headache sufferers (who met the International Classification of Headache Disorders criteria) provided researchers with interesting information. The results, published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, revealed that:

  • Even though pediatric...

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In a study published in the journal Environment International, researchers analyzed the impact of green space on premenstrual symptoms (PMS). Around one-fifth of women experience clinically relevant symptoms both physical and psychological. The study probed the effect of living in an area with green...

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