Migraine news this week: December 10

Catch up on this week’s headlines.

Sinus headache or sign-us up for a migraine consultation

A sinus headache is caused by an infection, while migraine is a disease. Millions of migraine sufferers are misdiagnosed with sinus headache. This report from Harvard Medical School explains the confusion and why you need to know which one you have.

Nerve Treatment When Drugs Fail

There are few good treatments for migraine and many of those available come with undesirable side-effects. The Wall Street Journal reports on a new treatment that may help alleviate some of those problems.

Researchers believe that using electrical impulses to stimulate the vagus nerve might help treat and prevent migraines, as well as other conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and stroke. The FDA may approve a new vagus nerve stimulation product in the United States soon, but for now, sufferers will have to travel to Europe, where it’s already on the market.

A Million Ways I Tried to Cure My Chronic Migraine

Snorting pepper and spinal taps are two things Helaina Hovitz considered trying to get rid of her chronic migraine. In Vice‘s Tonic, she describes her journey.

7 Things We Like About Migraine Research Foundation

Popular online migraine community Migraine Again shared the 7 things they like about MRF. We think you’ll like them too.

Here are tips to manage your child’s tension, migraine headaches

10% of school-age children suffer from migraine. This article explains the differences between tension headache and migraines in kids, how to help your child, and when you need to take him or her to the doctor.

SHS: Wide Use of Alternatives in Migraine

Since there are so few good medical treatments for migraine, sufferers often turn to complementary and alternative medicine to help treat their headaches. This scientific article details the common alternative treatments, why they might help, and how effective research says they are.

Migraine and Weather Changes

Sufferers frequently report that weather is a major trigger. Here, Consumer Reports explains what the science says and how you can avoid those weather headaches.

Out of My Head

The riveting new migraine documentary from MRF Grantees Jacki Ochs and Susanna Styron is almost finished but needs donations for the final elements. Watch the new preview and support the project.

Why do researchers do different kinds of clinical studies?

Ever had any questions about the type of research we fund? This helpful graphic from the National Institutes of Health explains the different types of clinical research.

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