Tackling the misery of migraine

Published: 31/08/2013

With more than eight million people in the UK affected, migraine is more common than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined. Yet it’s often badly misunderstood and awareness is low.

As the Migraine Trust, a charity which supports people affected by migraine and funds research, points out, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises migraine as one of the most debilitating lifetime conditions. But a lot of people still think it’s just a fancy word for a headache.

The trust hopes Migraine Awareness Week will dispel some of the myths surrounding the condition.

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