National Headache Foundation » Blog http://www.headaches.org To cure headache, and to end its pain and suffering. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:39:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 New Gel Shows Promise in Treating Migrainehttp://www.headaches.org/2015/05/27/gel-shows-promise-treating-migraine/ http://www.headaches.org/2015/05/27/gel-shows-promise-treating-migraine/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 17:30:41 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=3807 A pain-relieving gel in the pipeline for treating migraine appears safe and effective, and may provide a new treatment option after further testing. In a phase 2a clinical trial, 48 adults with episodic migraine with and without aura treated five migraines by applying the gel Topofen on the skin over the three branches of the trigeminal nerve in the temple area. Of those with severe migraine, 45% experienced sustained pain relief from 2 to 24 hours after treatment compared to ... read more

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Reader’s Mail: Effect of Radiation on SUNCThttp://www.headaches.org/2015/05/27/readers-mail-effect-of-radiation-on-sunct/ http://www.headaches.org/2015/05/27/readers-mail-effect-of-radiation-on-sunct/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 17:15:18 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=3820 Q: I am a sufferer of SUNCT (short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing), and doctors have recommended prophylactic cranial irradiation for my small cell lung cancer. Can you tell me what effect this radiation will have on me regarding SUNCT? Is the radiation treatment an option or not and why? A: I have experience with this combination.  I doubt this is predictable. Even the treatment of SUNCT is difficult, and results are unpredictable. We know even less about ... read more

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New Devices Offer Hope in Migraine Treatmenthttp://www.headaches.org/2015/05/27/new-devices-offer-hope-in-migraine-treatment/ http://www.headaches.org/2015/05/27/new-devices-offer-hope-in-migraine-treatment/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 17:10:05 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=3814 A new approach to migraine treatment, neuromodulation—stimulating the nervous system with electrical signals—has grown in recent years and holds potential for pain relief without medication. Stewart J. Tepper, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine provided an overview of some of the latest and most promising treatment devices at the Eighth Annual Winter Conference of the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific in San Francisco last January. Cefaly Worn like a crown during treatment, Cefaly was approved by the ... read more

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Migraine Drug May Increase Risk of Eating Disorders in Teenshttp://www.headaches.org/2015/05/27/eating-disorders-in-teens/ http://www.headaches.org/2015/05/27/eating-disorders-in-teens/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 05:05:54 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=3811 The Food and Drug Administration recently approved topiramate for migraine prevention in adolescents, but a recent report has raised concerns that it may increase the risk of eating disorders in some teens. Writing in the journal Pediatrics, Jocelyn Lebow, PhD, a child and adolescent psychologist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, reviewed the case histories of seven young women, ages 13 to 18, whose eating disorders developed or were exacerbated after they began taking topiramate. Dr. Lebow ... read more

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The Future of the National Headache Foundationhttp://www.headaches.org/2015/05/12/the-future-of-the-national-headache-foundation/ http://www.headaches.org/2015/05/12/the-future-of-the-national-headache-foundation/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:50 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=3641 For 45 years, the National Headache Foundation has been inspiring hope. You can live an amazing migraine-free life with the right treatment and care. Hear the story of Sheila McMillan, who is living a migraine-free life, after years of dealing with this disease. Also, hear from Roger Cady, M.D., and Seymour Diamond, M.D., about the future of NHF.

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