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Migraine attacks occurring around menstruation are more severe and harder to treat. This article looks at the presentation and types of menstrual migraine, as well as common medications used for …

Pharmacists can make a difference to the burden of headache and migraine, given research shows GPs aren’t adequately trained and 50% of patients haven’t even been properly diagnosed. The 2020-21 …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Cluster headache in adults Cluster headache is characterised by attacks of very severe, unilateral headache lasting 15–180 minutes, up to eight …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Impact of electronic cigarette ever use on lung function in adults A cross-sectional analysis of data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study …

When it comes to the treatment of medication overuse headache, pharmacists have an important role to play in facilitating patient education. By David McLaren BPharmSci, MPharm, MPH, Professional Development Pharmacist, …

Pharmacists are repeatedly asked for pain relief for headache. With the availability of small quantities of some triptans in Australia from February 2021 for Pharmacist Only supply, patients with a …

Karalyn Huxhagen looks at the debilitating condition of vestibular migraine, or migraine-associated vertigo There are many forms of migraine. The term can be used ‘loosely’ by patients presenting to the …

Migraine costs sufferers and their families more than $2.2 billion of health systems costs every year A new report has estimated, for the first time, the economic burden caused by …

What do you know about medication overuse headache? Ben Basger delves into the issue This is headache in people who overuse analgesia, where the analgesia leads to the paradoxical effect of …

The multiplicity of differing presentations can make it difficult to ascertain what form of headache or migraine a patient is experiencing, but making the correct diagnosis is crucial for effective …

Eating a California Reaper – the world’s hottest chilli pepper – proved to be a mistake for a young American who ended up hospitalised with thunderclap headaches The 34-year-old man …

Karalyn Huxhagen explains why headache needs to be taken seriously The variance of headache that presents to pharmacy results in a variance of cure and ideas for preventions. There are …