Device can stop migraine headaches


Inventors are working feverishly to perfect a gunlike device that stops electrical activity in the nervous system that’s often a prelude to a migraine headache. Success rates in test subjects so far are 100% in the “aura” stage (before the headache actually starts) and 75% once the headache is underway.

Productivity in schools and workplaces is profoundly affected when individuals suffer from migraines. Being able to stop the migraines of the 24 million Americans between 10 and 40 who regularly suffer this serious type of headache could make a big difference.