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Experimental mobile app reduce the number of migraine headaches: Study

Migraines affect about 1 in 6 adults in the US, with women most at risk

Carolyn Crist | Reuters 

A smartphone-based relaxation app could help migraine sufferers reduce the number of headaches they get each month, a small study suggests. Using the app twice a week was associated with an average of four fewer headache days per month, according to the report in Nature Digital Medicine. “Migraine is now the second most disabling condition in terms of disability-adjusted years lost,” said lead author Mia Minen of NYU Langone Health in New York City. Migraines affect about 1 in 6 adults in the US, with women most at risk. “Previous research has shown that ...

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First Published: Sat, June 15 2019. 23:25 IST