Stay Informed: Headache and Migraine Headlines

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Stay informed on the latest goings-on in the world of headache and migraine. Read the latest research, commentary, analysis, and more.

March 2017

Research – Humanistic and Economic Burden of Nausea and Vomiting among Migraine Sufferers

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.

Research – Self-Controlled Electric Stimulation a Good Alternative to Drug Therapy for Migraine

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.

Video – Women’s Health: Women, Headaches and Migraines

Migraine got some attention on Fox 8 in North Carolina this month. Watch the “House Calls” segment on women and migraine.

Article – What It Really Feels Like to Have a Migraine

Five sufferers describe what migraines feel like to them. Read what they had to say on

Article – Common Headaches May Indicate Serious Medical Conditions

Headaches can indicate a more serious condition and it is important to know when to seek medical attention. Read more from the Deccan Chronicle.

Q&A – Migraine Associated with Cervical Artery Dissection in Some Young Adults

Alessandro Pezzini, MD, FESO is interviewed about the study looking at migraine and the risk of cartoid arterydissection. Read the interview on

Article – Some Migraine Tied to Artery Tears in Neck

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

Article – Nasal ‘Nerve Block’ May Help Ease Kids’ Migraines

Children with migraine may find some relief from nasal nerve blocks, but one expert says it is not without risk. Read for more information.

Article – Migraine “Smart” Patch Tested to Help Ease Pain

A recent study shows that a wireless arm patch may be promising for new treatment for migraine. Read more on CBS News.

February 2017

Article – Eating Vegetable Oils Could Lead to Fatigue, Migraines and Dementia

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.

Article – When Should You See a Doctor for Headaches or Migraine?

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

News Channel 3 in Memphis looks at migraine.

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.

Video – New Class of Drugs Could Help Ease Pain of Migraines

CGRP drugs nearing FDA approval. NBC News looks at this drug that could be life-changing but also expensive.

Update – Treating Migraines: More Ways to Fight the Pain

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has updated its page for consumers about migraine to include more information about devices. Read the update here.

Article – What It Feels Like to Experience the Most “Paralyzing, Excruciating, Knockout” Pain

Four men with cluster headaches describe how agonizing the headache can be. Read Men’s Health for more about their story.

Article – Teva’s Drug Pipeline Could Contain Blockbusters

Teva is moving forward with a number of new drugs, including two for migraine. Read more in Globes.

January 2017

Research – Hormonal Contraceptive Use Linked to Stroke in Migraine With Aura

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

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.

Article – 4 Things You Need to Stop Eating and Drinking If You Suffer From Migraines

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.

Article – You’re Not Crazy, Trump Really Is Giving You More Migraines

The contentious 2016 election led to more migraines, according to a survey. Read more at

Research – Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation May Help Treat, Prevent Cluster Headache

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

Press Release – Allergan Continues Commitment to Future of Headache Medicine with Educational Grants for Young Neurologists and Research Scientists

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.

Press Release – Lilly and CoLucid Pharmaceuticals Announce Agreement for Lilly to Acquire CoLucid

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.

Article – Notes: Fenner Fends Off Migraine for Career-Best 30 Points

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.

Article – How to Help Clients Sideline by Migraines

Migraines can be a challenge for employees and employers. Employee Benefit Adviser has tips for supporting workers with migraine.

Article – The Intersection between Hope and Acceptance

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

Article – Managing Kids’ Headaches: What Parents Should Know

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.

Research – Migraine Associated with Perioperative Ischemic Stroke

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.

Research – Migraine Relief After Chiropractic Manipulation Likely a Placebo Effect

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.

Research – Study Relationship Between Multiple Sclerosis and Migraine

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.

Article – Man Finds Migraine Relief, Victory in Running

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

Anita Slomski, MA looks at a recent trial that concluded some treatments were less effective than placebo in children. The article can be read in the JAMA.

Article – So THAT’S Why Red Wine Gives You a Headache

Red wine is a common headache trigger. The Huffington Post looks at what causes this headache and how some of them may be avoided.

Look back at 2016 for more headache and migraine news and information.