New Migraine Treatments Show Promise

New Migraine Treatments Show Promise

Christina found relief from headache with water fastThere are few treatments available for the millions of people who suffer from migraines. New early-stage research now offers hope.

Studies presented Tuesday at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting suggest that two new drugs¬†may prevent migraines by blocking a protein.

“We’ve identified a new preventive treatment for migraines, something that reduces frequency, the number of attacks and severity of attacks, how bad the attacks are,” said Dr. Peter Goadsby, co-author of both studies and professor of neurology at Kings College, London and the University of California, San Francisco. “The results herald a new mechanism for the preventive treatment of migraines.”

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