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Migraines on the Rise

Monday, 03 November 2008 15:16

Incidence of medically recognized migraine skyrocketed over the last several years, say scientists in the journal Neurology. The study found that clinically diagnosed migraine leaped 56% between 1979 and 1990. This increase was primarily due to a jump in migraine occurrence among females aged 10 to 49 years, say researchers.

Rozen, TD, Swanson, JW, Stang, PE, McDonnell, SK, Rocca, WA   Increasing incidence of medically recognized migraine headache in a United States population   Neurology 1999 (Oct 22);   53 (7):   1468-1473