News and Views 9 CACNA 1 A : The Exciting Headache Gene

Migraine headache is a common, chronic, debilitating pain that affects roughly 6-8% of men and 15-18% of women in the U.S. and Europe (WHO, 2004). In the U.S., the annual cost of migraine treatment ranges from 13-17 billion dollars (Goldberg, 2005; Blumenfeld, 2005). Often it causes deficits in cognition, function, and sleep. Until recently, no research had… CONTINUE READING