SINGAPORE (Sept 18): How much does a migraine cost? The type of throbbing headaches cost Singapore some $1.04 billion last year, according to new research released Wednesday by the DUKE-NUS Medical School and Novartis.

A whopping 80% of that cost came from a loss of productivity due to missed workdays or impacts on capacity to carry out daily jobs, while the remainder was from medical tests and consultations.

The study took in responses from 606 migraine patients in Singapore and found that, on average, respondents missed 9.8 days of work a year due to migraine.

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