Migraine news this week: March 3

Catch up on the latest migraine news.

Acupuncture May Help Treat Migraines, According to a New Study

New York Magazine reports on new acupuncture research. In this study, scientists performed real migraine acupuncture and fake acupuncture on two groups of migraine sufferers. The people who received true acupuncture had a bigger decrease in the frequency and severity of their migraines, suggesting acupuncture could help with prevention.

Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple. MRF Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Amy Gelfand notes that it’s difficult to find and afford true migraine acupuncture experts. We need more research to find effective, accessible treatments for everyone.

The only way to gain access to this year’s TCS New York City Marathon

The drawing for general entry spots in the 2017 NYC Marathon was this week. Only 17% of the people who entered got a spot. Now, the only way to run the world’s most popular marathon is with a charity team. We’re an Official Charity Partner and have guaranteed-entry spots in the race waiting for you. We’re filling them on a first come, first served basis, so don’t wait: register today.

Hope for migraine sufferers? Epilepsy drug relieves seizure-like symptoms that cause blinding headaches.

Doctors sometimes prescribe anti-seizure medications to chronic migraine patients. These epilepsy drugs help prevent migraines for some sufferers, but no one understands why they work.

In a new study, Dr. Stuart Cain used mice to test his theory about why these drugs help some sufferers. His findings supported his theory, which means researchers can investigate the topic further. This is the first step in understanding what causes migraine and finding better treatments.

Can You Sense A Migraine?

Enter this virtual migraine art experience by Devan Brush, a graphic design student at Appalachian State University.

Persistent Asthma May Increase Migraine Risk in Children

A new study found that kids with persistent asthma are more than four times as likely to suffer from migraine as kids without asthma. The study also found that some asthma treatments might lower the risk of migraine in these kids. We need more research to understand the link.

Save the Date: Migraine Awareness Month

Migraine Awareness Month in June is the time to inform the world about migraine disease and how badly we need more research. Save the date and start planning your June fundraising campaign now.

Menopause and migraines

As women age and approach menopause, their migraines often get worse. This article from Bel Marra Health suggests some natural remedies that are helpful whether you are a woman approaching menopause or anyone else suffering from migraine.

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