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Biologists have solved the mystery of one of our most misunderstood, poorly recognized, and inadequately treated medical disorders. This article was published in the August 2008 edition of Scientific American.
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    What we know -- and don't know -- about migraines.

    This audio is an article from Scientific American magazine summarizing the state of migraine research as it was in 2008 when the article was written. As such it isn't prescriptive -- you won't find advice on what to do about migraines. What it does do, and does well, is describe the current best-supported hypotheses about what a migraine is and what its causes are. Migraine, as any migraineur can tell you, isn't just a headache. It's a brain storm, a whole body response. As it turns out, migraine with aura has some physiological similarities to epilepsy, which might explain why some people get relief from anti-seizure medicine. If you enjoy scientific research, you'll enjoy this article. If you're looking for a diagnosis or cure, get off the internet and go see your doctor.

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    Why Migraines Strike

    Read much too fast & did not give me a clear idea as to the cause of migraine. It would have been beneficial to have information about research into how to stop migraines.

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