Migraines are much more than a headache

18 July 2017
Professor Debbie Hay, research fellow at the University of Auckland and the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Discovery
Professor Debbie Hay, research fellow at the University of Auckland and the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Discovery

Migraine expert, Professor Debbie Hay from the University of Auckland, talks to Radio New Zealand about a new era in the treatment of migraines.

Debbie says there are currently five pharmaceutical companies fighting to win the race to be the first with a new migraine treatment, which might be available as early as 2018.

This race is the result of research which shows that people suffering from migraines are sensitive to a pain-causing hormone called CGRP, or calcitonin gene-related peptide.

Listen to Migraines - much more than a headache on RNZ.