Why Light Worsens Migraines

Posted by | March 15, 2010 | Blogs | No Comments

Ask anyone who suffers from migraine headaches what they do when they’re having an attack, and you’re likely to hear “go into a dark room.” And although it’s long been known that light makes migraines worse, the reason why has been unclear.Now scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have identified a new visual pathway that underlies sensitivity to light during migraine in both blind individuals and in individuals with normal eyesight. The findings, which appear January 10 in the advance online issue of Nature Neuroscience, help explain the mechanism behind this widespread condition…

Read more –  www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100110151323.htm

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