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National Headache Foundation Logo Over the past 45 years, our mission at the National Headache Foundation has been to further awareness of headache and migraine as legitimate neurobiological diseases. Much has changed during this time, and with aid from advanced technology and clinical innovation, there are more treatment options than ever before. However, we understand that these diseases are still largely misunderstood and that finding the right treatment options for you requires nuanced and adaptable insight.

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Represent the headache sufferer in efforts with the public, insurance providers, and governmental agencies.
AWARENESS
Increase public awareness regarding headache and its impact on the individual, their families, and society.
EDUCATION
Serve as the premiere resource by providing information to patients, health care professionals, and the media.
RESEARCH
Promote research into potential headache causes and treatments.

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Any number of triggers can bring on a migraine, including such different factors as drinking alcohol, experiencing a change in the weather, and not getting enough sleep. Now one researcher has determined that these common migraine triggers and a host of others can produce oxidative stress in the brain. Such stress is marked by a build-up of damaging molecules called free radicals and can lead to pain. In a study published recently in Headache, Jonathan Borkum, PhD, of the University … read more