Stay informed on the latest goings-on in the world of headache and migraine. Read the latest research, commentary, analysis, and more.
Amgen, Eli Lilly & Co., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, and Alder Biopharmaceuticals each have a CGRP product in the works, but only Amgen has submitted an application for FDA approval, so far. Read more at the Chicago Sun-Times.
Based on a study published in Medicine, individuals with chronic migraine with aura may not benefit from acupressure as an adjunctive therapy to sodium valproate. Read more about the study in Clinical Pain Advisor.
The Marshfield Clinic has tips for managing your migraine. Read more in the Marshfield News-Herald.
A study published in Journal of Headache and Pain found most headache centers in Italy followed the recommended guidelines for the use of onabotulinumtoxin A. Read more about this study and what it means for patients on Neurology Advisor.
Robert Shapiro, MD speaks on the need for more research funding at the Association of Migraine Disorders’ annual Mad Hatter Party. Watch his presentation on YouTube.
For some, an icy-cold drink can relieve the pain of a migraine. Read more at The Seattle Times.
Knowing the difference between the two is important for deciding on the right treatment. Read more at the Lexington Herald-Leader.
British researchers have found that stimulating the ear canals with alternating currents of warm and cool water can help migraines. Learn more at KVOA.com.
If you experience a new headache or worsening symptoms, you should seek medical attention. More on headache and migraine from the Dayton Daily News.
Alan Jacobs, MD discusses a study from the University of Eastern Finland that found a relationship between vitamin D status and the risk of headache. Watch the video at MedScape.com.
Article – Think Smart About Your Headaches
Knowing what type of headache you have can help you get the right treatment. Read more in Parade.
According to a study published in Headache, overall blood flow velocity remains unchanged during a migraine. Read more about the study in Neurology Advisor.
For many headache pain is temporary and not debilitating, so we tend to not take them seriously. Read more at The News Minute.
An internal study found the Mayo Clinic was overprescribing opiods after surgery, and based on new guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, physicians are encouraged to avoid prescribing opioids for headache and migraine. Read more at the Post Bulletin.
The FDA could approve CGRP-targeting drugs in May and there is a lot of competition. Read more at BioPharmaDive.com.
Dr. Mark Lenaerts discusses the development of CGRP-targeting drugs. Learn more at KXTV.
The FDA has accepted for review the Biologics License Application (BLA) of Amgen and Novartis for the their CGRP drug. Read more at www.genengnews.com.
A recent study demonstrates the efficacy of reducing occipital-triggered migraine by surgical deactivation of trigger sites. Read more about the study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Neurology Advisor.
There’s a new model to forecast migraine. Watch this CBS News Video.
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital believe they have found a way of measuring stress that could potentially predict when a migraine will occur. Read more in the Reader’s Digest.
Bell Hospital in Ishpeming, Michigan is offering new services for individuals with headache and migraine. Watch the WLUC video to learn what services are now available and the impact this could have in the area.
Some lights can trigger a migraine, but a recent study shows an LED light may give you migraine relief. Watch the KABC video to learn more.
A new model may help individuals with migraine to predict when an attack may occur. Read more in Medical News Today.
Melanie Grossi has had migraines since she was 12 years old. The Herald-News tells her story.
For individuals with headache or migraine, the summer can be a tough time of year. The New Irmo News has tips from a specialist at the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group for managing triggers.
Article – Headaches: Sinus vs. Migraine
Sinus headaches are often over-diagnosed. For more on sinus headache and migraine from Dr. Brian McDonough, visit CBS Philly.
Article – Migraine Man
More women than men have migraine; however, men are still under-represented in the migraine community. One man tells his story at Migraine.com.
A study presented at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology 2017 shows Botox for chronic migraine is effective with no new safety signals. Read more about this study that two-thirds of patients say they are satisfied with at Medscape.com.
Jennifer Vienneau has become an ambassador for those with migraine after being featured in a video on WebMD. Read more at The New Haven Register.
Patients with migraine and subclinical hypothyroidism who receive thyroid treatments may have fewer and less severe migraine attacks. Read more about the findings presented at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology 2017 at Medscape.com.
Article – What to Do About Children’s Migraines
Timing is very important when it comes to children with migraine, according to Dr. Howard Jacobs. Read about his study on children with migraine at Healthline.com.
Video – June is Migraine Awareness Month
“When it affects your ability to function you know, and you have to go lay in a dark room, that’s usually a migraine,” said Dr. Nancy Griffin, a neurologist in Texarkana, Texas. Watch the video at ArkLaTexHomePage.com.
Patients with chronic migraine have an increased risk for sleep apnea and other sleep disturbances, according to a recent study presented at the European Academy of Neurology. Read more at Medscape.com.
It’s not just the light that makes the pain of migraine worse, it triggers other reactions, too. Learn more on WBUR.org.
Article – Eating Your Way Toward Migraine Relief
Between 30-40% of individuals with migraine have food-related triggers. Read more on FoxNews.com.
Dr. Susan Mathison has advice for those with headache or migraine. Read some of her advice on WDAZ.com.
Research – Non-Opioid May Help Eash Migraine
An alternative to opioid may give patients with migraine in the emergency room a better result. Read more about the drug prochlorperazine on WebMD.com.
Jennifer Kriegler, MD has tips for avoiding migraine triggers even though there are triggers you can’t avoid. Read more at www.clevelandclinic.org.
Website – Shades for Migraine
June 21st is World Migraine Solidarity Day. A number of migraine-related organizations are joining together to raise awareness by encouring people with migraine to wear sunglasses on June 21. Learn more about World Migraine Solidarity Day at www.shadesformigraine.org.
For those with cluster headache, relief may be coming in the form of the gammaCore. The device was recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For more information, visit CBS New York.
The skin can be a window into your body’s health. This may include migraine, according to a study. Read more at the Miami Herald.
Migraine is less common in children than adults. When it does present in children, the symptoms are different. Read about the findings of the study presented at the American Headache Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting at U.S. News & World Report.
Research presented at the American Headache Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting suggests a father’s migraine status is not a factor in the association of infants with colic. Read more about this recently presented study on Medscape.com.
The National Headache Foundation, as well as more than 1000 migraine and headache specialists from around the world, will be in Boston this week for the American Headache Society’s 59th Annual Scientific Meeting. Learn more at www.nh1.com.
Learn more about the symptoms and treatment of cluster headache from Metro.co.uk.
Reader’s Digest looks at a recent study that suggests your weight affects your migraine. Read more here.
A recent study published in Neurology shows different patterns in hypothalamic activity between episodic and chronic migraine. Read more at the Neurology Advisor.
Research presented at the 2017 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting shows eptinezumab significantly decreased the impact of chronic migraine. Read more at MedicalNewsToday.com.
Study results presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting shows an SPG block can be safe and effective for children with frequent migraine. Read more at PainMedicineNews.com.
Press Release – Tips to Lessen Migraine Suffering
Article – Doc: The Role of Estrogen in Women with Migraine
Dr. Roach answers one woman’s question about how her migraine with aura has changed over time. Read the answer at The Detroit News.
London-based Heptares Therapeutics is entering the race for developing a migraine drug that targets the CGRP. Read more at FierceBioTech.com.
Article – Don’t Let Migraines Reign on Your Summer
There isn’t necessarily a season where migraines are more common, but summer does present a number of triggers for people with migraine. Read more at the Courier-Post.
At the recent 2017 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, there were many conversations about using new insights about the brain to treat migraine in different ways. Read more at WebMD.com.
A new study shows that being overweight or underweight may increase your risk of migraines. Read more at HealthLine.com.
Research – Qudexy XR Gains New Migraine Indication
The FDA has given final approval of for Quedexy XR extended-release capsules for migraine use in adults and children as young as 12 years of age. Read more this and the study planned for children between the ages of 6 and 11 years of age on Empr.com.
Dr. Mark Green discusses the “electrical storm” that is an aura. Read more and view the slideshow on Refinery 29.
A recent study shows weight may have an impact on your risk of migraine. Read more on WebMD.com.
Frames of Mind, an interactive campaign to promote awareness, was unveiled by Allergan. Learn more about the campaign on Yahoo Finance.
A recent study shows migraine has a damaging effect on mental health. Read more on its connection with anxiety on the Huffington Post.
An Italian study shows limited evidence of an association between migraine and cervical artery dissection (CEAD). Read more on Medscape.com.
A study published in Headache shows that the pain willingness aspect of pain acceptance was associated with less in headache disability and pain interference in women with migraine who were overweight or obese. Read more about the study in Clinical Pain Advisor.
Article – Getting Migraine Help: Treatment Options
Help is available for those with migraine, according to Dr. Juline Bryson; they have to know where to look, though. Read more on MyFox8.com.
The FDA has approved two supplemental new drug applications for topiramate extended-release capsules. Read more about the capsules to prevent migraine in adults and adolescents of 12 years of age or older on Medscape.com.
Article – Headaches: When Should I See a Doctor?
It’s important to monitor symptoms of your headache to be sure your headaches aren’t more serious or turn into a disaster. Set Shahbabian, MD has tips for when to see a doctor on cincinnati.com.
Bruxism (or grinding teeth) is a common problem and can trigger headaches or migraines. Read more about grinding teeth and the potential relationship with headaches on health24.com.
This study published in Journal of Pain Research differentiates the economic burden for those with migraine and those with migraine who have symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Read the study.
Remote electrical stimulation can be an effective alternative treatment for acute migraine, according to the results of a study reported in Neurology. Read more about the study at Neurology Advisor.
Article – Don’t Let Migraines Derail Your Career
Individuals with migraine are often forced to ask themselves, “how am I going to get through the work day?” Morra Aarons-Mele has some advice for some things that worked for her in Harvard Business Review.
Migraine got some attention on Fox 8 in North Carolina this month. Watch the “House Calls” segment on women and migraine.
Five sufferers describe what migraines feel like to them. Read what they had to say on Greatist.com.
Headaches can indicate a more serious condition and it is important to know when to seek medical attention. Read more from the Deccan Chronicle.
Alessandro Pezzini, MD, FESO is interviewed about the study looking at migraine and the risk of cartoid arterydissection. Read the interview on MedicalResearch.com.
Men and patients under 39, who suffer migraines, may be at risk for tears in the neck arteries. This rare issue can increase the risk of stroke, according to a study, discussed on WebMD.com.
Children with migraine may find some relief from nasal nerve blocks, but one expert says it is not without risk. Read WebMD.com for more information.
A recent study shows that a wireless arm patch may be promising for new treatment for migraine. Read more on CBS News.
Dr. Catherine Shanahan, author of the a new diet book, says vegetable oils can cause a lot of problems in the body, including migraine. Read more about vegetable oil and migraine in the New York Post.
At least 50% of adults had a headache in the last year, according to the World Health Organization, but not all headaches are equal. Knowridge Science Report has more information on when you should seek a healthcare professional for your headache.
Article – Finding Relief from Migraines
Article – Acupuncture Might Help Prevent Migraines
Individuals with a specific kind of migraine may find relief from regular acupuncture treatments. Reuters looks at this recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
CGRP drugs nearing FDA approval. NBC News looks at this drug that could be life-changing but also expensive.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has updated its page for consumers about migraine to include more information about devices. Read the update here.
Four men with cluster headaches describe how agonizing the headache can be. Read Men’s Health for more about their story.
Teva is moving forward with a number of new drugs, including two for migraine. Read more in Globes.
Women using combined hormonal contraceptives and have migraine with aura are more likely to have an ischemic stroke. Learn more about this recent research at NeurologyAdvisor.com.
Article – Is it Sinus Headache or Migraine?
Detecting the subtle differences between sinus headache and migraine can be difficult. The Deming Headlight looks at some of the major differences.
NHF President Vincent Martin, MD has some diet advice for those with migraine based on a University of Cincinnati study. Read what foods to avoid in Woman’s Day.
The contentious 2016 election led to more migraines, according to a survey. Read more at NYMag.com.
A follow-up to the Pathway Cluster Headache (CH)-1 trial reported in the Journal of Headache and Pain suggests Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) stimulation has long-term benefits. Read some more about this on NeurologyAdvisor.com.
The International Headache Academy is an intensive program aimed to improving education and patient care for young neurologists and researchers. Allergan will continue to support this program, according to a press release.
CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, a company developing a drug for the acute treatment of migraine, was purchased by Eli Lilly and Co. Read more about the agreement in the press release.
Nevada senior D.J. Fenner had a great game battling a migraine. “At the end of shoot-around I saw a lightning bolt stuck behind my eye and I knew a migraine was coming,” he told the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Article – The Heroism of Incremental Care
In health care, many resources are devoted to intensive procedures, such as surgery; however, the steady care that often helps people more is often ignored. The New Yorker looks at incremental care and its impact on specific diseases, such as migraine.
Migraines can be a challenge for employees and employers. Employee Benefit Adviser has tips for supporting workers with migraine.
Holly Baddour writes about what life is like for a migraine when it comes to opening up to the idea of improvement. Read how she handles hope and acceptance on migraine.com.
About 20% of school-aged children experience headaches. If your child is one of them, learn what you can and should do from this Practical Pain Management article.
Surgical patients with a history of migraine are at an increased risk for perioperative ischemic stroke, according to a study. Read more about the study published in The British Medical Journal.
A recent trial on the effects of manual therapy on headaches shows this therapy is as effective as placebo. Read more about the study in Neurology Advisor.
It seems there is a positive association between MS and migraine, according to a recent study. Read more about the study in the International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences.
Article – Migraine Headache: Help is Possible
Acute pain relief is important for migraine patients, but there are other things people with migraine can do. Contemporary Clinic looks at the goals, treatments, and how asking the right questions can help you.
After a car accident caused him to have daily migraines, Bill Rowland found relief in running. Read more about Rowland in The Journal News.
Analysis (Paid) – Still No Migraine Relief for Kids
Red wine is a common headache trigger. The Huffington Post looks at what causes this headache and how some of them may be avoided.