Hormones and migraine: a trigger and a treatment?
Author: Alexander Melinyshin, MD, FRCPC, Headache Fellow Why do women suffer from migraine more often than men? According to a study published in The Lancet, approximately one billion people on the planet have Migraine (2012; 380, 2163 – 2196). Migraine affects women more than men at…
NEW RESEARCH: Forget the ketogenic diet… use ketone supplements instead!
(This article is not focusing on ketogenic diet but on research on ketone supplements) The interest for diets to treat migraine is a constant. Low histamine, rich in magnesium, gluten and lactose free…of course the variability of migraine forbids any «one size fits all» approach,…
Cannabinoid Chemistry Update
Author: Alexander Melinyshin, MD, FRCPC On October 17, 2018, recreational marijuana was legalised Canada-wide, however modern medical use of marijuana and its derivatives has been ongoing since 1999. With more and more Canadians wanting to try it for an ever-expanding array of applications, cannabis has…
Benefits of Medical Hypnosis for Migraine Therapy
Dr Séverine Debiais, Hospital Practitioner. Neurology, CHRU de Tours (Graduation essay on medical hypnosis, Paris VI-2017-2018 : « Hypnose et Neurologie : état des lieux en 2018, ou Petit manuel de survie à l’usage des neurologues souhaitant pratiquer l’hypnose ») What is Medical Hypnosis? Medical hypnosis strives,…
New evidence presented in favour of Vitamin D for migraine prevention
Author: Claire Sandoe, MD, FRCPC, Headache Fellow Many patients share a desire for non-medication strategies to help improve their migraines. A recently published study suggests that Vitamin D may be added to the list of potentially beneficial supplements. Past research about the role…
What are the Top Ten things needed in the migraine field?
International experts have provided the following ideas. • Respect for the condition as a genuine neurological disorder and recognition of the significant burden on patients • Better training and education for primary care providers so more patients can be adequately diagnosed and treated • A…
CGRP antibodies for migraine
CGRP antibodies are coming to Canada and are stirring a lot of interest from the medical community. Patients also have many questions about these new treatments. Migraine Canada has created a handout to provide basic information. Have a look, and if you are a health care…
Is Migraine a Vascular Headache?
For many years, people have tried to understand where the pain of a migraine headache comes from, and what causes it. Over time, our understanding of migraine and what causes migraine attacks has improved, although there are still many things about migraine that are unknown….
What is the placebo effect?
Placebo comes from the latin word meaning «to please». A placebo is an inactive treatment (sugar pill) given to patients in medical studies to compare them to patients receiving the active treatment. Why are placebos important? For centuries, medicine has been plagued by worthless treatments…
What is the nocebo effect?
In another page, we have explained the placebo effect. The nocebo effect is the negative version of the placebo effect. Placebo comes form the latin word «to please». Nocebo comes from the latin word «to harm». The nocebo effect involves symptoms that are generated by…
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