Navigation Links
Migraine More Common in Women with MS
Date:2/16/2010

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Migraine is seen more frequently in women with multiple sclerosis (MS) than those without, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 62nd Annual Meeting in Toronto April 10 to April 17, 2010.

"While having a history of migraine diagnosis was linked to MS, women with migraine need to know that over 99 percent of them will never develop MS, thus having migraine should definitely not be a reason to worry about getting MS," said study author Ilya Kister, MD, with New York University School of Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. "More research is needed since it's still not known whether migraine is a risk factor for developing MS or if it is a condition that occurs at the same time as MS."

The study involved 116,678 women who were part of the Nurses' Health Study II. Of these women, 18,000 had been diagnosed with migraine at the start of the study. The women were followed every two years for 16 years.  During the study, 375 women were diagnosed with MS. Of those, 82 had reported at the beginning of the study that they had been diagnosed by a doctor with migraine.

The study found that women with a migraine diagnosis at the beginning of the study were 47 percent more likely to develop MS than women without a diagnosis.  The results were the same regardless of age, where they lived, Scandinavian ancestry, vitamin D levels, smoking status and body mass index.  

The research represents the first large scale study of its kind to explore the relationship between migraine and MS.  

More data on this relationship will be presented by Kister at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Toronto.

The American Academy of Neurology, an association of more than 22,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Parkinson's disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), dementia, epilepsy and migraine. For more information about the American Academy of Neurology and the AAN Annual Meeting, visit http://www.aan.com.

SOURCE American Academy of Neurology

RELATED LINKS
http://www.aan.com

'/>"/>

SOURCE American Academy of Neurology
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Migraine Tied to Raised Multiple Sclerosis Risk
2. Botox May Prevent Some Migraines
3. Migraine Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk
4. Migraine, Depression May Have Genetic Link
5. Study explains why light worsens migraine headaches
6. Why Light Hurts During Migraines
7. Migraine Increases Likelihood of Stroke
8. Migraine With Aura Can Double Stroke Risk
9. Surgery potentially best option for severe migraine headaches
10. Hangovers May Be Tougher for Migraine Sufferers
11. Migraine sufferers more prone to hangover headache
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... FASTBRACES® in Carnegie, OK, from Dr. Jamie Cameron, with or without a ... compared to traditional orthodontic treatment. Depending on each patient’s case, treatment with the ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... Mich. (PRWEB) , ... March ... ... and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) is growing as it continues developing an ANSI-approved, ... supplement industry. The organization, which plans to publish the first ANSI-approved GMP ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... documenting and diagramming network and data center assets and audio-video devices has recently ... request new equipment shapes for free and download shapes and stencils from ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... An inventor from Raynham, ... bands used in conjunction with my braces always rubbed against the inside of ... to prevent this problem." The O.B.S. was the result of his brainstorming. , ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... The assembly of ... protocols involve many repetitive steps and often scientists require many different versions of ... needed, and results in a lower error rate and cost saving for reagents ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... , March 29, 2017  NuVasive, Inc. ... on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally-integrated ... (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the CoRoent® Small Interbody™ ... contiguous levels in the cervical spine. This marks ... to be used at up to four contiguous ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... SILVER SPRING, Md. , March 29, 2017 On ... Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) to treat adult patients with relapsing forms ... (PPMS). This is the first drug approved by the ... by a health care professional.  "Multiple ... life," said Billy Dunn , M.D., director of ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , March 29, 2017 ... Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that ... install Sectra PACS in their healthcare enterprise. The ... Epic EMR, will enable access and sharing of ... Additionally, UPHS and Sectra will enter into a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: