Migraine significantly reduces the quality of life and costs the community a lot of money. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists migraine in the top 10 of the most burdensome diseases. People can become incapacitated by a migraine attack, cannot work or go to school, or participate in social life with family and friends. In addition, migraine can lead to complications such as chronic migraine and cerebral infarctions or heart attacks. Women in particular are at risk. We therefore conduct research into gender-specific factors in migraine with the aim of improving the treatment of migraine.
Cluster headache research
Cluster headache is a much rarer form of headache, but the attacks are very serious. As with migraines, we conduct research into the causes of these headaches and are looking for novel treatment options.