Pain Week ’15

Learn more about the National Headache Foundation, including the upcoming CAQ program at Pain Week ’15 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stop by our booth on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday to pick up the latest edition of HeadWise, our quarterly magazine, and learn more about what we do at NHF.

Medication Overuse Headache Linked to Stress, Lifestyle Factors


Patients with medication overuse headache (MOH) may benefit from stress reduction and healthy changes to their lifestyle, according to a new study from Denmark.

“High stress plus smoking, low physical activity, or obesity has synergistic effects in MOH. So, stress reduction is highly relevant in MOH management,” said Rigmor H. Jensen, MD, in Neurology Reviews. Dr. Jensen is a Professor of Neurology and Director of the Danish Headache Center at the University of Copenhagen; she presented the study in May at the International Headache Congress in Valencia, Spain. Continue Reading

Reader’s Mail: Can a Brain Stethoscope Be Used to Help Migraineurs?

Q. I just read an article from the National Institutes of Health regarding the recent invention of a brain stethoscope that can hear brain waves and diagnose a seizure prior to it becoming devastating. I’m wondering if this piece of equipment could be used to hear migraine headaches at their early onset. Can you look into this article and pass on the information?

Many of the preventative drugs that migraineurs use are anti-seizure and anti-convulsive medications. Therefore, the seizures and brain function are somehow related to the migraine function of the brain.

I’d love to hear your answer. Continue Reading