How Does Migraine Impact Men?

Migraine is a debilitating disease that impacts almost 40 million people in the United States. While unfortunate, those who experience regular occurrences of migraine have a higher risk of developing other health issues, such as anxiety, depression and insomnia, to…

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Vincent Martin, M.D. Talks to Patient about Debilitating Migraine

Vincent Martin, M.D. Talks to Patient about Debilitating Migraine

Jena Satchell has been living with migraine disease for at least 12 years. When her migraine attacks began, the disease was crippling. Migraine affected her quality of life and her ability to function as a wife, a mother, and an…

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Individuals Are Not Great at Determining Their Own Triggers

Individuals Are Not Great at Determining Their Own Triggers

As 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,…

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Oxidative Stress May Be the Common Denominator Underlying Migraine Triggers

Oxidative Stress May Be the Common Denominator Underlying Migraine Triggers

Any number of triggers can bring on a migraine, including such different factors as drinking alcohol, experiencing a change in the weather, and not getting enough sleep. Now one researcher has determined that these common migraine triggers and a host…

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Reader’s Mail: TV Is Triggering Migraine Attacks

Reader’s Mail: TV Is Triggering Migraine Attacks

Q: Does the flickering from constantly fast-forwarding TV shows trigger migraine attacks? It seems to trigger mine. A: The nuances of both TV and films can precipitate a migraine headache. Sometimes wearing tinted glasses while viewing TV or at the…

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Reader's Mail: Specific Sounds Trigger Migraine

Reader's Mail: Specific Sounds Trigger Migraine

Q: It seems that certain types of music, especially loud, manufactured/synthesizer-type music, triggers my migraine headaches. I am wondering if any research has been done to determine the correlation of certain sounds or music to the onset of migraine headaches. An example…

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Plant-Based Diet Shows Some Promise for People Living With Migraine

Plant-Based Diet Shows Some Promise for People Living With Migraine

Diet may affect migraines for a variety of reasons, and a group of Washington, D.C. researchers recently found that a low-fat, plant-based diet may be beneficial to people living with migraine disease. The researchers, generally affiliated with the Physicians Committee…

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Migraine not Linked with Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

Migraine not Linked with Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

In good news for women who suffer from migraine, a recent study found that migraine is not associated with breast cancer. Results from previous studies linking the two have been inconsistent. Additionally, researchers have not studied a potential biological mechanism…

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Tips on Avoiding Holiday Headache

Holidays are a time for family, friends, and happy memories. But those joyful moments can be associated with stress – from marathon shopping, preparing for celebrations, and traveling. Stress and other stimuli may trigger or increase your headache attacks. The…

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Reader's Mail: Migraine Pain Commonly Refers to the Neck

Reader's Mail: Migraine Pain Commonly Refers to the Neck

Q. I have been getting daily headaches for almost a year now. When a really bad one hits, it lasts for more than 4 days and gets more intense right after eating. I feel like it makes my neck so tender…

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Users Wanted to Test New Tool for Discovering Migraine Triggers

Users Wanted to Test New Tool for Discovering Migraine Triggers

Curelator Inc., a Cambridge, MA-based healthcare company, is working with the National Headache Foundation, to test a groundbreaking new approach to migraine management. Their first product, Curelator Headache™ is a novel web-based application that should allow people with migraine to…

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Debated Surgical Procedure Provides Migraine Relief in Small Study

Debated Surgical Procedure Provides Migraine Relief in Small Study

In a small recent study at Massachusetts General Hospital, a controversial surgical procedure for migraine treatment provided significant benefit for patients. Thirty-five patients with chronic migraine who had not been helped by preventive medications were selected for the surgery, which…

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