The genetic study lends credence to the theory that migraine stems from problems with the blood supply system in the brain. Researchers believe it will provide a good basis on which to develop tailor-made treatment for migraine sufferers.
The emigration of early humans from Africa to colder parts of Europe saw them develop a gene that made them more susceptible to migraines, researchers in the German city of Leipzig have discovered.
February 28 is Rare Disease Day. Rare diseases include Alstrom syndrome, which limits life expectancy to just 25 years. DW highlights five of more than 6,000 rare diseases in the world.
Verne Troyer, who was best known for his performance as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, has died. He had recently received medical treatment, reportedly for alcohol addiction.
A judge at the High Court in London is hearing new evidence before ruling on whether a critically ill child should be sent for treatment to the US or be taken off life support. The case has drawn world attention.
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