The symptoms of migraine can be difficult for anyone, but the stigma associated with the disease may also be negatively affecting their health. According to a presentation at the 27th Annual Stowe Headache Symposium sponsored by the Headache Cooperative of New England, individuals are more likely to hide their disease and not seek treatment due to the stigma. The stigma of the disease also has an impact on providers.

Studies in the U.S. and the Netherlands may have identified another trigger for individuals with migraine. These new studies suggest that stripes can trigger activity in the brain that can be responsible for triggering a migraine attack. Stripes in clothing, artwork, blinds, and radiator grills can trigger an attack for individuals with migraine, especially if they are sensitive to light, according to the studies.


For children with headache or migraine, going back to school can mean an increase in the triggers they face. Join Sarah Rahal, MD as she hosts a discussion about children with headache or migraine and best practices for preparing them to go back to school. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 5:00pm ET.