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Migraine

Higher folate diet may reduce migraine frequency

Niki Widdowson, February 16, 2015
Eating more folate, found in various green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, may reduce migraine frequency, a QUT research team has found.

New computer chip migraine patch sends drug, electrical current into the skin


A new form of migraine therapy has been approved by the FDA. This migraine intervention comes in the form of a patch, either wrapped around the upper arm or thigh. This patch, which includes a small computer chip, sends out electrical signals into the skin over a four-hour period, distributing a drug called sumatriptan. The patch, marketed with the name, Zecurity is deemed, "effective in treating migraine headache pain as well as migraine-related nausea." Although Zecurity sounds nice, like providing "security", it comes with its own package of negative effects including skin irritation and pressure at the site of the patch, damage to people with a history of cardiovascular diseases, and potentially inducing life-threatening serotonin syndrome.