National Headache Foundation » Blog http://www.headaches.org To cure headache, and to end its pain and suffering. Thu, 14 May 2015 17:45:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 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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2015 NHF Car Raffle Winner Announcedhttp://www.headaches.org/2015/05/06/2015-nhf-car-raffle-winner-announced/ http://www.headaches.org/2015/05/06/2015-nhf-car-raffle-winner-announced/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:08 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=3529   Thank you to everyone who supported the National Headache Foundation through the purchase of car raffle tickets. The NHF’s 29th Annual Fundraising Benefit held on May 2, 2015, in Chicago was another great success. Much of this accomplishment is due to you, our supporters. We would like to congratulate Nichole of Springfield, Missouri, as the holder of the prize-winning raffle ticket.  

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Reader’s Mail: Tamoxifen Therapy for Hormonal Migraines?http://www.headaches.org/2015/05/04/readers-mail-tamoxifen-therapy-for-hormonal-migraines/ http://www.headaches.org/2015/05/04/readers-mail-tamoxifen-therapy-for-hormonal-migraines/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 18:50:45 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=3502 Q. Has anyone ever considered tamoxifen therapy for hormonally-based migraines? A. Very little data exist on the use of tamoxifen in patients with hormonally-mediated migraines such as menstrual migraine. Menstrual migraines are headaches that reproducibly occur 2 days before to 3 days after the onset of menstrual bleeding in 2 out of 3 menstrual periods. There was one small trial with less than 10 patients that found tamoxifen could prevent these menstrual migraines when given shortly before their onset. However, ... read more

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Heightened Brain Connectivity May Explain Light and Sound Sensitivity in Migraineurshttp://www.headaches.org/2015/05/04/heightened-brain-connectivity-may-explain-light-and-sound-sensitivity-in-migraineurs/ http://www.headaches.org/2015/05/04/heightened-brain-connectivity-may-explain-light-and-sound-sensitivity-in-migraineurs/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 18:05:32 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=3497 Many migraineurs suffer from light and sound sensitivity, and researchers recently determined they have heightened connectivity between specific areas of the brain. This finding may help in the development of migraine treatments, said lead author Amy R. Tso, MD, of the University of California at San Francisco. In a study of 15 patients with migraine without aura, researchers used a functional MRI to evaluate the areas of the brain involved in processing visual and auditory information. They found that there ... read more

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Decreased Mood and Cognitive Function Linked With Cluster Headachehttp://www.headaches.org/2015/05/04/decreased-mood-and-cognitive-function-linked-with-cluster-headache/ http://www.headaches.org/2015/05/04/decreased-mood-and-cognitive-function-linked-with-cluster-headache/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 17:48:44 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=3493 A new study suggests people who suffer from cluster headache experience increased memory issues, more disturbances of mood, and a poorer quality of life than people without the disorder, considered to be one of the most painful headache disorders. Researchers led by Mariam Torkamani, BSc, at the Cognitive Motor Neuroscience Group at the University College of London, recently conducted a small study to learn more about the daily effects of cluster headache, which is studied less than migraine, but causes ... read more

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