A recent study published in Headache: The Journal of Headache Face Pain suggests the discontinuation of acute medication overuse and oral preventive therapies is possible in long-term using of OnabotA for chronic migraine patients.
Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade talks about his life with migraine after missing part of a game due to the disease. Read more in the Chicago Tribune.
Article – Do I Have a Headache or a Migraine?
A small panel breaks down the differences between a headache and a migraine. Learn more about the differences on Longevity Live.
Wine is a common headache trigger, but this company is looking at a filter to remove sulfites and, possibly, reduce the risk of wine triggering a headache. Read more on FoxBusiness.com.
The market for migraine drugs may be in a similar situation as the rheumatoid arthritis drug market was at about 20 years ago. Read more on FoxNews.com.
This study looks at the relationship migraine patients have with balance impairments. Learn more in the online edition of Headache: The Journal of Headache Face Pain.
Results from a study show peripheral nerve blocks in geriatric patients may provide safe, effective treatments. Read more about the study on MedPageToday.com.
On December 13, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation that hopes to bring about medical breakthroughs. For those with headache and migraine, they can hope to see devices and treatments developed and approved faster by the FDA. Read more about the Cures Act and the motivation behind it at WhiteHouse.gov.
A recent study published in Cephalalgia suggest patients with cervical pain are often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. This has an economic impact on the health care system and patients.
Premier Health has steps for avoiding an unnecessary trip to the ER. Read more at the Dayton Daily News.
As some one who has migraine, you may think the holidays are an especially difficult time of year. CBS New York has a couple of explanations.
There is often confusion among patients on the differences between sinus headache and migraine. Harvard Health Blogs has three tips for telling the difference and tells you why it’s important for you to know.
Addiction to painkillers is a global problem, and simply having migraines can lead to a path to addition. Read more about the search for an effective solution that avoids painkillers at The Hill.
Article – Migraine and Weather Change
A 2013 NHF study shows nearly 75% of individuals with migraine are affected by weather or barometric changes. Consumer Reports looks into the role the weather plays with your migraine.
Athletes are not immune from the effects of migraine and should take extra precautions. Read more from about athletes and migraines in this article in The Bulletin.
Research – Announcing our New Research Grant!
The Migraine Research Foundation recently announced three grantees. Read more about their projects.
Article – Boost for Migraine Research
Migraine research in New Zealand has received a big financial boost. Read more about the research of Professor Deborah Hay at the University of Auckland in this The Weekend Sun article.
Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. recently announced the initiation of the second Phase 3 trial of eptinezumab, which was formerly known as ALD403. Read more in this press release at StreetInsider.com.
After a toxicity-induced setback, anti-CGRP drugs continue to move toward approval. Read more on MedPageToday.com.
Press Release – Cluster Headaches: Painful but Treatable and Preventable
Cluster headaches are extremely painful, but can be treatable when correctly diagnosed. Read this press release from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Researchers at the annual American Neurological Association meeting suggest healthcare providers should have children who present with headache to draw a picture of it. The picture could help providers recognize a headache associated with pseudotumor cerebri syndrome or migraine. Read more on MedPageToday.com.
Press Release – Migraine Linked to Increased Stroke Risk in Women
A preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016 shows women with migraine are twice as likely to suffer a stroke than women who do not have a history of migraine. Read more about the study in this American Heart Association press release.
Column – All Headaches Are Not Created Equal
Many people with fibromyalgia also suffer from headaches. Columnist Robin Nix has advice for those with fibromyalgia and headache on FibromyalgiaNewsToday.com.
Fan Bu, a PhD student at Xi’an Jiaotongo-Liverpool University, has found an unknown mechanism, which plays a key role in migraine. Read more about Bu’s finding in this press release from PR Newswire.
While 80% of adults suffer from headaches at least occasionally, knowing the type of headache you have and when to seek treatment can be a huge relief. Linda Carroll at Today.com describes common headache types and symptoms.
Many have tried daith piercing for migraine relief. Watch the story on KTHV in some Little Rock, Arkansas of residents who have tried it.
Despite its prevalence, migraine remains poorly understood with few adequate treatments. The Guardian has everything you ever wanted to know about migraine.
Patients with chronic migraine may benefit from peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves, according to a recent study. Read about the study published in Pain Practice.
The Migraine Research Foundation recently awarded Dr. Brian Grosberg, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Program, a $250,000 grant to fund research on status migrainosus. Read more about Dr. Grosberg’s research and the grant on fox61.com.
Those with migraine have another tool available to them – Zembrace SymTouch is a low-dose sumatriptan autoinjector. Read more about this new prescription medication at pharmaceutical-technology.com.
A review of more than 180 research studies on impact and migraine show that there are two different approaches to preventing headaches with diet. Read more about the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine review.
A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine show that two drugs often used to treat migraines in adult are not effective on children. Read more about the study in The New York Times.
A study shows the antipsychotic drug ziprasidone may help migraine patients who have not responded to other treatments. Read more about this study presented at the American Neurological Association.
A small study suggests the relief migraine patients get from the help of a chiropractor may be a result of the placebo effect. Read more on healthday.com.
This Q&A includes a cluster headache patient who has benefited from the use of oxygen. Read the entire Q&A on myajc.com.
A recent study shows that abstaining from caffeine is associated with improved efficacy of migraine treatment. Read more about the study published in the Journal of Headache and Pain.
Research presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus shows adult patients with primary headache have one or more comorbidities, including tinnitus, anxiety, and asthma. Read more about the study presented at AMCP on news-medical.net.
A study shows that the high-fat, low-carb diet, the ketogenic diet, could significantly reduce the number of headaches. Read more on sciencealert.com.
Article – A Migraine May Change Your Brain
A study published in Neurology suggests migraine may permanently alter your brain structure. Read more about migraine and this study on cnn.com.
Researchers at University of California San Diego have found that individuals with migraine have more microbes that turn nitrates into nitrites. Read more about the study.
NHF President Dr. Vincent Martin explores the migraine and thyroid connection on Fox 19 Cincinnati. Watch the video.
Evidence suggests that there has been a steady of children presenting with headaches since 2007. Read more about the results of this study that was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference & Exhibition.
Jacquelyn Bell, a migraine sufferer, and her doctor visited the MEGA Brain display at Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn to discuss how migraines affect her. Read more about Bell and how she promoted awareness at the MEGA Brain display in Press & Guide.
Amgen’s anti-CGRP drug, AMG 334, is likely to beat its competitors to market. Read more about Amgen’s Phase 3 trial results on investors.com.
Article – How Your Computer May Cause a Headache
Computers can trigger headaches in a couple of ways. Verywell.com has strategies for alleviating or coping with these triggers.
Dr. Steven Grenell, a neurologist, has some advice for calming the pain of migraine. Read more in this lohud.com article.
A presentation at American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM) 2016 Annual Meeting suggests intranasal ketamine can reduce severity of aura and can be safe effective for migraine pain. Read more about the Duren Michael Ready, MD’s presentation in Medscape Medical News.
A study conducted by the University of Cincinnati and available in the online edition of Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain suggests headache disorders are a risk factor for the development of hypothyroidism. Read more about the study in the press release from Newswise.
Video – Fall Headache Triggers
Headache sufferers generally have more attacks in spring and fall. In this video, National Headache Foundation President Dr. Vincent Martin discusses three fall headache triggers on AMHQ.
Article – Your Loved One Has Migraines
Migraine affects not only the person who has it but also their friends and families. Dr. Deborah Friedman tries to help those who have a loved on with migraine in Headache.
Amgen, Eli Lilly, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Alder Biopharmaceuticals — have created anti-CGRP drugs designed to treat migraines. Read more about the development of these drugs on statnews.com.
Question: For patients who do not respond to first-line migraine prevention treatments, are statins an effective option? Read the answer from Andrea G. Scott, PharmD, MPH on medscape.com.
People with migraine share their experiences and explain what gives them hope for greater understanding, empathy and relief in the future. Watch this video on Reuters and sponsored by Excedrin.
Novartis announced results from a phase II study on migraine candidate AMG334 at the European Headache and Migraine Trust International Congress in Glasgow, Scotland. Read more about the latest results from the study on Yahoo Finance.
Israel-based Theranica said in September 2016 that it closed a seed financing round led by Dr. Shimon Eckhouse and joined by a group of angel investors. The company is developing the Nerivio Migra, a disposable neuromodulation patch designed to treat migraine. Read more about Theranica on massdevice.com.
A new sound-based therapy appears to reduce blood pressure and ease migraine symptoms, according to two studies. Read more about these two studies on healthday.com.
Patients and their doctors are paying more attention to what triggers migraine and other types of headaches and then developing strategies to avoid them. Read more about the changes to personalized treatment in this article from Hartford Magazine.
Historical descriptions of migraine (starting in c. 129- c. 216/217) reveal that migraine has lost legitimacy over time. The author’s research into the history of migraine spans from the medieval to the early modern period and shows that people took migraine seriously—probably more seriously than people do now. Read more about the research of Katherine Foxhall, a lecturer in history at the University of Leicester.
National Headache and Migraine Week begins in Australia on September 12, 2016. While headache and migraine sufferers in America will not be able to join Headache Australia and the Brain Foundation’s National Headache Register, American sufferers can look forward to studies done from the register. Read more about National Headache and Migraine Week in Australia.
Migraine without aura may be associated with subclinical dysfunction and altered executive functioning, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Headache and Pain. Read more about the results of this study on medpagetoday.com.
While migraines tend to affect more women, migraines in men do happen. An estimated 9% of men are regular sufferers. Read this article on Harvard Health Publications.
A study looking at the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research database indicates that patients with a history of osteoporosis had a higher risk of migraine. The study was published in the journal Springer Plus. Read more about the results of the study.