• Common misconceptions in diagnosing and treating menstrual migraine

    2 days ago - By Healio

    Fortunately, in recent years, migraine has gained wider public and provider recognition as a complex and serious, chronic neurological disease that can profoundly impact a person's quality of life.
    Importantly, new evidence is emerging about the biological mechanisms underlying migraine, as well as the pathophysiology of different forms of the disease - including menstrual migraine .
    Three times more women live with migraine than men, and MM affects a significant subset - about 20% to 25% - of women and girls with the disease. MM can be divided even further into two
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  • Global COPD prevalence, deaths and disability-adjusted life-years declined in recent years

    Global COPD prevalence, deaths and disability-adjusted life-years declined in recent years

    3 days ago - By Healio

    COPD prevalence, death and disability-adjusted life-year rates around the world were lower in 2019 than in 1990, researchers reported in The BMJ.
    Researchers conducted a systematic analysis of data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 for 204 countries and territories between 1990 and 2019. Researchers assessed data on the prevalence, deaths and disability-adjusted life-years of COPD and possible attributable risk factors.
    Of the 212.3 million prevalent COPD cases reported globally in 2019, COPD accounted for 3.3 million deaths and 74.4 million DALYs. The global age-standardized
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