August 14, 2012

Why Do Women Get More Migraines?

Carol Cruzan, Science Now


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Migraines are a battle of the sexes that women might prefer not winning. Each year, roughly three times more women than men—up to 18% of all women—suffer from the debilitating headaches, as tallied by epidemiological surveys in Europe and the United States. A new brain imaging study may explain the divide: The brains of women with migraines appear to be built differently than those of their male counterparts.

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TAGGED: Insular Cortex, Womens Health, Migraines, Precuneus