Migraine and Structural Variations of Brain Arteries
ScienceCodex.com, July 26,2013
A new study shows that the network of arteries supplying blood flow to the brain is more likely to be incomplete in people who suffer migraine. Read More.
Sleep Quality a Key Contributor to Migraine Severity
MedWireNews.com, July 22,2013
MRF grantee finds poor sleep quality is significantly associated with headache frequency and headache-related disability. Read More.
Genome Study Reveals Some Biological Migraine Triggers
RedOrbit.com, June 25, 2013
Researchers locate five genetic regions linked to the onset of migraine, bringing them one step closer to understanding its biological triggers and causes. Read More.
Interview with Cathy Glaser, President of the Migraine Research Foundation
LydiaSarfati.com, June 14, 2013
MRF President discusses migraine, MRF, and our partnership with RepÍchage. Read More.
Headaches in Children
Neurology Now, June-July 2013 Issue
Childhood migraine and other headaches pose unique challenges in diagnosis and treatment. Read More.
Migraine Relief: 10 Myths and Facts
Lifescript.com, June 03, 2013
MRF President and Medical Advisory Board members debunk migraine myths. Read More.
Researcher Works to Unlock Mysteries of Migraines
USAToday.com, May 16, 2013
NIH recognizes that headache research needs more funding. But there are many challenges to increasing it. Read More.
A Sleep Gene Has a Surprising Role in Migraines
NPR.org, May 1, 2013
Three MRF grantees lead research team that identifies gene mutations that appear to increase the risk for both an unusual sleep disorder and migraine. Read More.
Chili Peppers Seen Helping 36 Million Migraine Sufferers
Bloomberg.com, April 22, 2013
By blocking a pain-signal transmission similar to what occurs when chili oil touches skin, biotech companies are developing drugs that stop migraines before symptoms start. Read More.
3D Immersion Technology Now Helps Fighting Migraine (Video)
Sciencewr.com, April 20, 2013
MRF grantee uses 3D brain imaging to understand what's happening during a migraine
attack. Read more.
Migraines in Childhood and Adolescence Associated With Having Colic As An Infant
Esciencenews.com, April 16, 2013
A new study finds infant colic is associated with childhood migraine.
Sex May Relieve Migraines
LifeScience.com, March 5, 2013
A study finds sex might help relieve migraine pain! Read More.
Celiac Disease, IBD May Raise Migraine Risk
Webmd.com, March 1, 2013
A new study showed there was no link between years on a gluten-free diet and migraine severity, but some patients reported fewer and less severe migraines after starting a gluten-free diet. Read More.
Migraine Sufferers Many Times Deal with Social Stigma as Well as Pain
PennLive.com, February 11, 2013
A new study finds chronic migraine sufferers face social stigma, and friends, family and employers are less than sympathetic as the problem persists. Read more.
No Proof Drugs Ease Kids' Migraines: Study
Health.USNews.com, January 28, 2013
New studies show there's no evidence that drugs used to treat adult headaches help children. More research is needed for kids' meds. Read more.
Migraine Triggers May Not Be as Strong as You Think
ScienceDaily.com. January 23, 2013
A new study suggests that if you're exposed to a suspected trigger for three months and don't have a migraine attack, you don't have to worry about avoiding that trigger. Read more.
Migraine With Aura Linked To Heart Disease in Women
MNT MedicalNewsToday.com, January 16, 2013
Women who have migraine with aura may be at increased risk of heart attacks, and those taking newer contraceptives may be at higher risk of blood clots. Read More.
How Migraines Can Affect your Child
ReporterHerald.com, January 7, 2013
Migraines are one of the top five childhood disorders, even more common than childhood asthma.
Genetic Link Between Epilepsy and Migraine
Science Daily, January 7, 2013
New research reveals a shared genetic susceptibility to epilepsy and migraine. Read More.
MRF Calls for More Investment in Migraine Research
TheInformationDaily.com, December 11, 2012
Only by investing in research that will shed light on our understanding of migraine’s causes and the way it works will we be able to find effective treatments ... Read More.
Structural Brain Changes in Migraine
JAMA, November 14, 2012
Good news! A new study reports that although women with migraine have a higher incidence of brain lesions, they don't appear to affect brain function. Read More.
Sick Building Syndrome May be Linked to Migraines
Today's Facility Manager, November 5, 2012
Office workers may suffer more intense migraines and more frequent headaches due to an uncomfortable indoor environment. Read More.
It's Not a Migraine Unless It Is a Migraine
SciLogs, November 4, 2012
Migraine is not a generic word. Migraine is a serious disease. Read More.
The Impact of Migraine on School Performance
Neurology, October 30, 2012
It is bad enough to have migraines as an adult, but migraines, which often begin in childhood, can have a negative impact on the developing brain during school years. Read More.
Migraines Linked To Behavioral Problems In Kids
MNT Medical News Today, September 17, 2012
Children with migraines are much more inclined to suffer from behavioral issues, such as anxiety, depression, and social and attention issues. Read more.
What's new in Migraine Research?
Migraine.com, September 13, 2012
For a summary of some of the new research presented at the European Federation of Neurological Sciences meeting, Read More.
Fresh Target in Hunt for a Migraine Cure
The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2012
Members of MRF's Medical Advisory Bd talk about a promising new research target. Read More.
Seeking relief from throbbing migraine headaches? You're not alone.
Angie's List, July 16, 2012
Despite the prevalence of the condition, doctors remain unclear on the exact cause of migraines, and the path to treatment for many proves long and winding. Read More.
Migraines, other chronic illnesses, create balancing act for employers
Winston-Salem Journal, July 15, 2012
Migraine in the workplace - Most employers want to do right by their employees, but they also need to get the work done. Read More.
'Visual Migraine' Linked to PFO
Medpage Today, June 28, 2012
Researchers find PFO linked with visual aura without the migraine headache. Read More.
Avoiding Exercise-Related Migraines
WebMD, June 12, 2012
The good news is that there are steps you can take to make exercise-related migraines less likely. Read More.
Dealing with Vertigo -- Many Causes, Many Symptoms and Many Treatments
Post-gazette.com, June 11, 2012
Vestibular migraine is the most common cause of vertigo among women of child-bearing age.
Is it Really a Sinus Headache?
U-T San Diego News, June 11, 2012
A true sinus headache is usually accompanied by a fever and thick green or yellow mucous, otherwise, itís probably a migraine. Read More.
New Hope for Migraine Sufferers: Female Gene Link Identified
ScienceDaily, June 4, 2012
A female gene link has been identified as playing a role in the development of migraine. These results may explain why so many more females suffer from the disorder. Read More.
Technology Eases Migraine Pain in Deep Brain
ScienceDaily, April 30, 2012
Recently, a team of researchers has shown that a brain stimulation technology can prevent migraine attacks from occurring without using drugs. Read more
Rescue Therapy for Acute Migraine, Part 3: Opioids, NSAIDs, Steroids, and Post-discharge Medication
Headache, April 27, 2012
Doctor-administered rescue therapies for the acute treatment of migraine are reviewed in this comprehensive study. Read more
Botox Offers Little Relief for Migraine, Study Finds
US News and World Report HealthDay, April 24, 2012
The effectiveness of Botox was examined in a study which found that it may only help chronic migraine sufferers in a "small to modest" way. Read more
New Migraine Guidelines Rank RX, OTC Efficacy
MedpageToday.com, April 23, 2012
A report, written by 3 members of MRF's Medical Advisory Board, announced new guidelines ranking the effectiveness of medications used to treat migraine. Only seven prescription drugs and one over-the-counter product were found proven to be effective for preventing migraine attacks. Read more
Migraine Headaches: New Guidelines Focus on Prevention
abcnews.go.com/Health, April 23, 2012
Preventive meds can help! Members of MRF's Medical Advisory Bd speak out about why some sufferers should consider taking them. Read more
Suffering From Migraines? Get a Forehead Lift
ABCnews.com, April 10, 2012
Since high school, Michael Calderone's migraine headaches have been so crushing that his life would just stop. Read more.
Migraine Sufferers May Find Relief in Plastic Surgery Techniques
Boston Globe, April 9, 2012
A new procedure that uses plastic surgery techniques offers hope to people who have long suffered debilitating pain in their heads. Read more.
Predictors of Headache Before, During, and After Pregnancy: A Cohort Study
Headache: The Jornal of Head and Face Pain, March 2012
Many women suffer from headaches during pregnancy and the post-partum period. However, little is known about factors that predict headache surrounding childbirth. Read more.
Looking at the Big Picture of Opioid Treatment for Migraine
Painlive.com, March 21, 2012
Although opioid pain medications are not recommended as first-line therapies for patients with migraine, opioids are prescribed for many patients who cannot tolerate or do not respond to therapy with other medications. Learn more.
Is Relief For Sufferers Coming?
bloomberg.com, March 6, 2012
Companies are pushing to develop better treatments for the 36 million Americans who get migraines. Learn more.
Migraines may cut breast cancer risk.
jco.ascopubs.org, February 28, 2012
New study shows women who suffer from migraine may be at lower risk of developing breast cancer. Learn more.
Women with migraine may have higher risk of depression.
huffingtonpost.com, February 22, 2012
Women who experience migraine may be at greater risk for developing depression. Learn more.
Babies' colic linked to mothers' migraines.
sciencedaily.com, February 20, 2012
Mothers who suffer from migraine are more than twice as likely to have babies with colic. Learn more.
A Nasal Path to Migraine Relief
Sciencelife.uchospitals.edu, February 1, 2012
Understanding how those cytokines stop spreading depression — and the nasal route by which they might be delivered — may revolutionize how migraines and other neurological conditions are treated. Read more.
Sciencenews.org, January 18, 2012
When Lewis Carroll sent Alice down the rabbit hole, she encountered a strange and twisted land with distortions of size and time. Read more.
Migraine Sufferers Left a Dollar Short
Dailyrx.com, December 11, 2011
Migraines may be one of the most common conditions affecting Americans, but that doesn't mean they're receiving equal attention. A lack of funding and research push means meager treatment options for those who suffer. Read more.
Chronic Headache Persists in Children With Head Injury
Internalmedicinenews.com, December 5, 2011
In a study of children who had traumatic brain injury, almost half of them experienced chronic headache months later. Read more.
Common, Disabling Headaches in HIV/Aids
Health24.com, December 5, 2011
A new study finds that one in two patients with HIV/Aids suffers from headaches."These are not your typical mild, run-of-the mill headaches," Dr Todd A. Smitherman, who worked on the study, told Reuters Health. Read more.
What are the Phases of a Migraine?
Healthguru.com, December 1, 2011
Migraine attacks happen in FOUR phases, although not EVERYONE experiences all of them. So let's explore what the phases are AND the symptoms that characterize them. The premonitory-or prodromal-phase provides advanced warning that a migraine attack is coming. To watch the video, click here.
Andrew C. Charles Named Inaugural Holder of Luskin Chair in Migraine and Headache Studies
UCLA.edu, November 28, 2011
Dr. Andrew C. Charles, a professor of neurology and director of UCLA's Headache Research and Treatment Program, has been named the first holder of the Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Migraine and Headache Studies. This chair is the first in the country dedicated to headache research. Read more.
Acupuncture Is Safe in Children, Study Finds
NYTimes.com, November 22, 2011
According to a large new study in the journal Pediatrics, the short answer is yes — in the hands of a trained practitioner. The study, the first large-scale systematic review on the safety of pediatric acupuncture, found that about one in 10 children had experienced mild side effects, like bruising and pain and numbness at the puncture site. Read more.
My 'stroke' was a migraine that lasted for TWO YEARS
Dailymail.co.uk, November 15, 2011
Hours after giving birth to twin daughters, Tracey Wilson should have been celebrating one of the happiest days of her life. Instead the marketing manager from Whitstable, Kent, found herself apparently suffering a stroke — she couldn’t speak without slurring her words, was dribbling uncontrollably and was paralysed from head to toe on her left side. Read more.
Migraine and Headaches Prompt New Research Focused on Military Personnel
Washington Post, Novemeber 7, 2011
Army Spec. David Hunt made it through a year of deployment in central Iraq largely unscathed. But two years after returning to the United States, he faces medical retirement from the military.
As Hunt, 37, describes it, there’s “really not any place” for him in the Army because of chronic migraine, the condition that has plagued him ever since an off-duty auto accident in 2006. Read more.
On Menstrual Migraines, Pregnancy and Strokes
Business.Inquirer.net, November 4, 2011
Several months ago, a young would-be mother, who was in her first trimester of pregnancy, was referred to our clinic for a pounding headache, which was attributed to a high-normal, at most marginally elevated blood pressure. Even before her pregnancy, she would have migraine attacks, especially when she’s under stress. Read more.
Hypnotist Helps Migraine Sufferer Find Relief
Wchs6.com, October 21, 2011
Artist Ami Badami makes a living painting beauty and serenity but she says there's nothing pretty about her migraines. Hypnosis is helping Badami control her pain and she says no one is more surprised than she is. Read more.
Imagined Smells Can Precede Migraine
Reuters.com, October 14, 2011
Hallucinated scents can, rarely, be a part of the "aura" that some people perceive before a migraine attack, a new study finds. About 30 percent of people with recurrent migraines have sensory disturbances shortly before their headache hits. Read more.
The Scary New Migraine Mistake
More.com, October 11, 2011
On a late afternoon in April at the Head Pain Treatment Unit of Chelsea Community Hospital in Michigan, everything feels muted—window shades are drawn, and patients are speaking just above a whisper. Read more.
Overcoming Pain: Can a Pacemaker Cure Migraines?
ABCnews.com, October 9th, 2011
Thirteen years ago Kelly Ampascher woke up with a massive headache. "I thought I was going to die, the first night they took me to the emergency room 13 years ago," she said. "I thought I was going to die...throbbing pulsating feeling like spears are coming through my eyes." Read more.
Landmark WHO Headache Report Finds Enormous Impact, Major Gaps In Understanding
PainMedicineNews, October 6, 2011
Individuals who experience migraine headaches lose 1.3% of their lives to disability, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first global atlas on headaches. “Lifting the Burden: Atlas of Headache Disorders and Resources in the World 2011” is full of such details on the prevalence and impact of headache around the world, painstakingly chronicling its personal and societal effects. Read more.
Too Many Heart Patients Getting Migraine Drugs
WebMD.com, September 30, 2011
A disturbing number of people with heart problems who shouldn't be prescribed standard migraine medications like Amerge, Axert, Frova, Imitrex, Maxalt, Relpax, Treximet, and Zomig are given the drugs anyway, researchers say. Read more.
Cincinnati Children’s Gets $12M NIH Grant for Migraine Clinical Trials
Medcitynews.com, September 28, 2011
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has been awarded a $12 million federal grant to conduct a clinical trial aimed at determining the best migraine-prevention treatment for children and teens. Read more.
Good News About Chocolate
Migraine.com, September 23, 2011
Let’s face it — women LOVE chocolate! Research shows that chocolate affects levels of brain chemicals, like serotonin, which is probably why we love it so much. Read more.
Help is Available for Children with Migraines
News.cincinnati.com, September 14, 2011
Now that kids are back in school, there is one thing doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center can be sure of: an increasing number of medical complaints, often about headaches. Read more.
Use Aspirin First for Migraine, Regardless of Pain
Health24.com, September 12, 2011
Aspirin should be tried first in patients with migraine and episodic tension-type headache (ETTH), no matter how bad the initial symptoms are, say the authors of an online paper in Headache. Read more.
Motion Sickness Treatments Make Waves
ScientificAmerican.com, September 3, 2011
James Locke, a flight surgeon at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, has made dozens of people sick in the name of science. Read more.
To Prevent Migraines, Drink More Water
Telegram.com, August 26, 2011
For migraine sufferers, summer can be a perilous time of year.
Oppressive heat and spikes in temperature have long been thought to precipitate attacks in people prone to chronic headaches. Read more.
Headache/Migraine in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
About.com, August 22, 2011
A lot of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome also have headaches and/or migraines. We know that for a fact, and it looks like we're starting to understand why. Read more.
Migraines, Torture, and Fear
Thecostaricanews.com, August 21, 2011
When I was in my 20’s, I suffered from both severe migraines and depression. They often go together. Their incidence has greatly increased in society, and I sympathize with the many people grappling with them. Perhaps my story can help some sufferers. Rea more. Read more.
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and Migraine in Children
Headachedrugs.com, August 8, 2011
A recent study by Lin et al. attempted to clarify the link between migraine and cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS). The group decided to pursue this study because of the high prevalence of migraine in children with cyclic vomiting syndrome and because CVS is considered a precursor to migraine. Read more.
Deficient in Magnesium?
Thedailiygleaner.canadaeast.com, August 5, 2011
A recent survey of Canadians revealed there may be more of a substantial gap between how we hope we eat and reality. Busy schedules combined with convenient packaged foods sometimes leaves a lot to be desired, and these gaps may be catching up with us. Read more.
Headache Research Comes of Age
Standard.net, August 3, 2011
A 13-year-old patient once came to Dr. Robert Cowan with an unusual request: She wanted to go to an amusement park and she needed him to talk her mother into it. The mother assumed Cowan, a neurologist treating the girl for severe migraines, would take her side. Read more.
Refractory Migraine in a Headache Clinic Population
Biomedcentral.com, August 1, 2011
Many migraineurs who seek care in headache clinics are refractory to treatment, despite advances in headache therapies. Epidemiology is poorly characterized, because diagnostic criteria for refractory migraine were not available until recently. Read more.
Migraine Miseries Push Patients to Ways of Coping
NYTimes.com, July 25, 2011
The news that the presidential candidate Michele Bachmann suffers from severe migraines has touched off a national discussion about a surprisingly common disorder that is little understood and often undertreated. Migraine patients are coming forward with their stories. And while each one is different, they have two common threads: suffering and trying to cope. Read more.
Me, Michele and Our Migraines
NYTimes.com, July 21, 2011
IS our problem with Representative Michele Bachmann’s migraines that she has them, or that she takes medication for them? Read more.
Bachmann's Migraines are a Phony Issue
CNN.com, July 21, 2011
First of all: Michele Bachmann will not be getting my vote for president. But that is a political decision, not a medical one. Reading media reports that she suffers from a severe migraine condition, I feel for her. Read more.
Why Do Women Get More Migraines Than Men?
Slate.com, July 20, 2011
Aides to Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann say she suffers from severe migraine headaches that can incapacitate her for days at a time. After Bachmann's campaign denied the claims, a secondary debate was sparked about whether reporting on the issue is sexist, since migraines are more common in women than men. Read more.
Michele Bachmann's Migraines: Sexism And Stigma Rage On
Huffingtonpost.com, July 20, 2011
It used to be that Americans wondered if a woman could be taken seriously as a presidential candidate. They also questioned if modern society would ever elect someone who's been divorced. Hey, just last week, Larry David asked why we haven't had any bald presidents. Read more.
Simple Questions Accurately Screen for Medication Overuse Headache
Internalmedicinenews.com, July 15, 2011
"Do you take an attack treatment more than 10 days per month?" "Is this intake on a regular basis?" With these two questions, clinicians at a headache treatment center in France quickly screened and identified patients with medication overuse headache, according to a validation study of the screening questions. Read more.
How to Assess the Severity of Your Migraine?
Hivehealthmedia.com, July 8, 2011
After diagnosis of migraine is made, using the diagnostic criteria of the International Headache Society, the next important aspect is to assess the severity of the disease and the disability it is causing to the patient, which can guide the treating physician about to manage the disease well. Read more.
Recommendations for Those with Chronic Migraine
Migraine.com, July 6, 2011
Probably the most difficult time of my life was the period when my Migraines were chronic. Migraines are considered chronic when you have a Migraine 15 or more days a month. Essentially, you have a Migraine more often than not. Read more.
When Migraine Symptoms and Panic Triggers Overlap
Blogs.psychcentral.com, July 9, 2011
Just like I could never forget my first panic attack, I could never forget my first migraine. I was sixteen or so and had absolutely no idea what was wrong with me. Read more
Migraine Pain: It's Different for Kids
The33tv.com, July 5, 2011
"I remember my head was throbbing, it felt like someone was pounding on my head," Rudy said. "I just broke down and started crying." That happened when she was 6 years old and the migraines have never stopped--in fact they've gotten worse. Read more.
Painful Summer: Migraine Triggers Bring a Season of Misery for Many
Abcnews.go.com, July 5, 2011
It's a difficult time of year for frequent migraine sufferer Nancy Scuri. Certain weather and atmospheric factors affect her sinuses, which, in turn, trigger her debilitating headaches. Read more.
Uhs.berkeley.edu, June 30, 2011
“Triggers” are specific factors that may increase your risk of having a migraine attack. The migraine sufferer has inherited a sensitive nervous system that under certain circumstances can lead to migraine. Read more.
What's Really Triggering Migraine Pain?
Clickondetroit.com, June 29, 2011
Local 4 Dr. Frank McGeorge reported when it comes to triggering migraines, red wine, MSG or certain cheeses are just the beginning. Researchers have identified more than 100 things that may trigger a migraine in some people. Read more.
5 Ways to Treat Migraines and Chronic Headaches
Washingtonian.com, June 20, 2011
Washington prizes great minds working at peak performance, so it’s fitting that research hubs, universities, and top neurologists here are devoted to the study of migraines. Scientists have learned a lot about migraines in the last decade through neuroimaging and research—coming a long way from when some believed the pain was just in a patient’s mind. Read more.
Migraines - A Serious Women's Health Issue
We have all known someone who has been devastated by migraines that may come on unexpectedly and bring symptoms like throbbing pain, sensitivity to light, nausea, and vomiting and lasts for hours or days. Chances are that someone was female. Read more.
Why the Disparity in Attention and Support for Migraine and Headache Disorders?
Terirobert.typepad.com, June 17, 2011
As patients, we have not done a good job of imploring those around us to take up our cause, nor have we effectively taken up our own cause. When was the last time you donated to a headache organization or asked someone to make a donation on your behalf? Read more.
The Genetic Clue that May Explain Why Women Get More Migraines
Dailymail.co.uk, June 13, 2011
Hopes of a cure for migraines have been boosted by the discovery of three genes linked to the crippling headaches. One of the rogue stretches of DNA also seems to be more likely to trigger migraines in women, helping explain why they are three times more likely to suffer. Read more.
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