young-outside A recent study says that many young people with migraine have vitamin deficiencies, but researchers are not certain whether vitamin supplementation would help prevent migraine attacks. The study was conducted by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The study found a high percentage of children, teens, and young adults with migraine have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin, and coenzyme Q10.

curelatorAs Curelator Headache tracks the factors and symptoms for individuals’ headache and migraine, one thing is becoming clear: individuals are not great at determining their own triggers. Curelator Headache is a digital tool that guides individuals to identify personal triggers, discover personal protectors (factors associated with decreasing an individual’s chance of an attack), and dismiss factors not associated with attacks. The results of an initial study released by Curelator Headache and the National Headache Foundation in December 2015 showed that some frequently cited triggers, such as chocolate and red wine, may be just as responsible for protecting against attacks as contributing to them.

Iceberg Ad The National Headache Foundation has been supporting clinical and basic science research in headache and its causes for over 25 years. These grants have served as springboards to obtaining over $7 million in federal funding of headache-related research. Newer resources have facilitated the application process and the review process. Grants are now available, up to $100,000 per protocol, for research support. We are focusing the current campaign to protocols dealing with cluster headaches. This effort is supported by the Hope Schwab Fund in partnership with the National Headache Foundation.

Rush University Medical Center is no longer seeking participants for this study. Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago are currently seeking participants for a study examining the sleep patterns of women who experience chronic migraine. The study intends to test the value of online sleep improvement program Sleepio....

Cluster headache is one of the most severe pains known to humans. This condition causes intense stabbing or burning pain in or around the eye. If you suffer from chronic cluster headache, you may be eligible to participate in a new clinical research study.

Individuals with asthma who also experience episodic or occasional migraine may be more likely to develop chronic migraine, according to a National Headache Foundation-sponsored study, recently published online in the journal Headache. “If you have asthma along with episodic or occasional migraine, then your headaches are more likely to evolve into a more disabling form known as chronic migraine,” said Vincent Martin, MD, professor of medicine in UC’s Division of General Internal Medicine, co-director of the Headache and Facial Pain Program at the UC Neuroscience Institute and lead author in the study. Dr. Martin is Vice President of the National Headache Foundation.

By Alec Mian, PhD, CEO, Curelator Inc. and Stephen Donoghue, PhD, VP Clinical Development, Curelator Inc.

Curelator Headache Population Map Displays Trigger & Protector Profiles for 150 Migraineurs

Curelator Headache is a transformational digital tool that allows individuals to track and discover the myriad factors that are associated with: a) increasing; b) decreasing; or, c) have no effect on their risk of migraine headaches. The Company collaborated with some of the world’s leading migraine neurologists to develop a comprehensive list of migraine triggers and symptoms, which were translated visually into a series of pictorial icons titled, Visual Migraine Language (VML) (Figure 1). VML factors and symptoms must be tracked daily for 45 to 90 days before an individual’s maps can be generated based on the analysis of their data.