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HEADS UP – Episode 27: Cluster Headache

Dr. Vincent Martin and Dr. Lindsay Weitzel discuss Cluster Headache in Episode 27 of Heads UP.

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National Headache Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Cluster Headache Research

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…

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Decreased Mood and Cognitive Function Linked With Cluster Headache

Decreased Mood and Cognitive Function Linked With Cluster Headache

A new study suggests people who suffer from cluster headache experience increased memory issues, more disturbances of mood, and a poorer quality of life than people without the disorder, considered to be one of the most painful headache disorders. Researchers…

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New Procedure May Bring Migraine Relief

New Procedure May Bring Migraine Relief

Migraineurs and those who suffer from cluster headaches may find relief from the pain with the help of a new procedure that uses lidocaine, a common topical anesthetic. When evaluating the treatment, called image-guided, intranasal sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) blocks, researchers…

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Chili Pepper Plant Extract Brings Relief

Chili Pepper Plant Extract Brings Relief

An extract from a chili pepper plant is showing promise in the treatment of cluster headache and migraine disease. The extract—capsaicin, from the plant capsicum annuum—has been used as a pain reliever for centuries, and a study showing its success…

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Reader's Mail: Morning Headache May Arise from Many Causes

Reader's Mail: Morning Headache May Arise from Many Causes

Q. Recently I have been waking up with a headache. Today, it was the worst one I have had lately. This problem has been ongoing for a few weeks. What could be causing me to wake up with a headache?…

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Occipital Nerve Stimulation May Help with Intractable Headache

Occipital Nerve Stimulation May Help with Intractable Headache

Headache disorders are prevalent, and while medical therapy provides relief to many headache sufferers, a significant number find their headaches unresponsive to treatment. One new therapy showing promise for such individuals is occipital nerve stimulation (ONS). A thorough review of…

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SUMAVEL DosePro® Available this Month for Migraine and Cluster Headache

SUMAVEL DosePro® Available this Month for Migraine and Cluster Headache

Approved by the FDA in July, SUMAVEL DosePro is being launched this month by Zogenix in partnership with Astellas. The first-of-its-kind needle-free injection system delivers a liquid form of sumatriptan (Imitrex®) directly through the skin (subcutaneously). It is indicated for…

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Headaches in Children Are Underdiagnosed

Headaches in Children Are Underdiagnosed

While headache is the most common manifestation of pain in children, general practitioners have a hard time diagnosing it, according to a study reported in the journal Cephalalgia. “The needs of adult headache sufferers are often unmet, and this situation may…

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Oxygen Proved Beneficial for Cluster Headache

Oxygen Proved Beneficial for Cluster Headache

The data bears it out—oxygen is a cluster headache sufferer’s friend. While inhaling high doses of oxygen has been used as a first-line treatment for this excruciating condition for some time, its benefits were only recently proven in a high-quality,…

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Ask the Expert: When a Headache is an Emergency

Ask the Expert: When a Headache is an Emergency

THE CASE Lynda is a 44-year-old dental assistant who came to The New England Center for Headache in Stamford, Connecticut, with a one-week history of drooping of the right eyelid, a right-sided headache, and a diagnosis of cluster headache made…

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Reader's Mail: Looking for Help with Cluster Headache

Reader's Mail: Looking for Help with Cluster Headache

Q: My husband has been suffering with chronic cluster headache for almost five years. He has been on just about every medication there is and finally took himself off all but Imitrex® injections and pain medications. We found that the…

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