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We are at the threshold of an explosion in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of migraine, and with the help of MRF, more answers will soon be found.
— Dr. Stephen Silberstein, MRF Medical Advisory Board (Emeritus)

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The Migraine Research Foundation is a nonprofit that raises money to fund innovative migraine research. Migraine affects 12% of the population, 1 in 4 families, and over 38 million Americans. We still don't know what causes migraine, so the only hope for sufferers lies in more and better research. MRF awards grants to discover the causes, improve the treatments, and find a cure.

All of our operating costs are covered, so every dollar donated goes to fund migraine research.


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Migraine and Kids: How to Cope
U.S. News & World Report, October 31, 2014

The headache disorder affects 1 in 10 kids from toddlers to teens. Read More.

Migraine Awareness: Why Migraines Largely Remain A Mystery
MedicalDaily.com, May 14, 2014

We still don't know what causes migraine so solving migraine's mysteries requires research. Despite its vast prevalence and huge impact, very little money goes to migraine research. Read More.

Headache: Do narcotics and marijuana have a place in treatment?
MedpageToday.com, April 21, 2014

Experts weigh in on the use of opioids and cannabis in treating migraine. Watch the Video.

I Have a Headache Everyday
The Skinny on a Chronic Daily Headache

Headaches.About.com, April 21, 2014

Learn about the diagnosis of chronic daily headache. Read More.

US headache sufferers get $1 billion worth of brain scans each year, study finds
Medicalxpress.com, March 17, 2014

One in eight US doctor visits for a headache or migraine result in the patient going for a brain scan, at a cost of about $1 billion/year. And only 1-3% show an abnormality. Read More.

5 Migraine Myths
Headaches, about.com, February 22, 2014

Migraine myths and the facts that dispel them. Read More.

Hot Topics: What Works, What Doesn't
Medpagetoday.com, February 21, 2014

Experts talk about what migraine therapies really work. Watch the Video.

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Help out an MRF grantee! An important documentary about migraine needs funding to be completed. Watch a preview below and click here to view their Kickstarter campaign.

Dr. Tony L. Yaksh of the University of California-San Diego has just completed his research grant from MRF, Role of TLR4 and glial cell on histamine and nitric oxide induced migraine mechanisms. To read his final report and learn more about MRF's other completed grants, Click here.

Thank you, marathon runners!
MRF sends our thanks to the 7 members of our charity team who ran in the TCS New York City Marathon on November 2, 2014 while raising money for migraine research. To keep up-to-date with information about participating in 2015, send an email to: events@MigraineResearchFoundation.org




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