Migraine Trivia Challenge Answers and Winners: Week 3!

June is Migraine Awareness Month.

The Daily Migraine, the Migraine Research Foundation, and Migraine Again have teamed up to bring some fun to Migraine Awareness Month!

Congratulations to Lynda Harris in Philadelphia and Steven Harmon in Chicago for each winning a $50 Amazon giftcard from last week’s Migraine Trivia Challenge!

Didn’t play last week? Here’s what you missed. Be sure to take the final challenge this Friday for another chance to win.

Question 1: About 25% of migraine sufferers experience an aura, a disturbance that typically lasts less than an hour before head pain begins. Which is not a symptom of migraine aura?
  • Seeing flashing lights
  • Hearing weird noises
  • Difficulty finding words
  • Food cravings
Seeing strange things, hearing weird noises, and even difficulty speaking can all happen during a migraine aura. Food cravings can be associated with migraine, but as part of the prodrome stage of migraine that comes anywhere from a few hours to a few days before the aura and migraine attack.

Question 2: Leonard Goldberg, who recently donated $8 million to migraine research with his wife Wendy, produced which of these famous movies?
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Kill Bill
  • Harriet the Spy
Wendy and Leonard Goldberg recently donated $10 million to the UCLA Medical Center, most of which will establish the UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program. Goldberg was the long-term producing partner of Aaron Spelling, and the two were responsible for many hits including the original Charlie’s Angels TV show, the subsequent movies, and today’s Blue Bloods.

Question 3: One in ten school-age children have migraine. Which is not a common symptom of childhood migraine?
  • Motion sickness
  • Hyperactictivity
  • Lethargy
  • Yawning
Before a migraine begins, parents may observe changes in their child’s behavior, including loss of appetite, irritability, yawning, food cravings, lethargy, withdrawal, and mood swings. Hyperactivity is not known to be associated with migraine in kids.

Question 4: Three times as many women as men suffer from migraine. What percent of women with severe migraine are disabled?
  • 10%
  • 50%
  • 62%
  • 92%
Migraine disproportionately affects women: 18% of women suffer compared to 6% of men. Of those who suffer, 50% have more than 1 attack each month, and 25% have 4 or more severe attacks per month.

Question 5: 12% of the world’s population suffers from migraine. Which of these famous athletes doesn’t get migraines?
  • New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony
  • Miami Heat player Dwayne Wade
  • Tennis champion Serena Williams
  • Swimming champion Michael Phelps
Carmelo Anthony and Dwayne Wade have both been honest about sitting out of practices and games due to their migraines, and Serena Williams’s migraines once cost her a match at an Australian tennis tournament.

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