August 14, 2012
Why Do Women Get More Migraines?
Carol Cruzan, Science Now
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.
TAGGED: Insular Cortex, Womens Health, Migraines, Precuneus