The migraine network in the brain: it’s all in your head…and we can see it!
A big problem if you suffer from migraines is that no one can actually see them. There is no visible proof of your suffering. In the research world, some zones of the brain were already identified as being active during a migraine attack but different…
The CGRP monoclonal antibodies (MABs): new treatments on the horizon
CGRP is a neurotransmitter playing an important role in the migraine attack. Four companies are now developing antibodies to block CGRP and prevent migraines. Clinical studies are ongoing. The available phase 2 studies (smaller studies performed to prepare the bigger phase 3 studies who can…
Genetics of migraine: huge studies reveal different sets of genes involved
Migraine is all in your head of course (because it is a neurological disorder we can now see)…but it is also in your genes. Studies on ten thousands on patients have revealed susceptibility genes for migraine. This means that there is not ONE gene for…
Vestibular migraine: still controversial, but more discussion about it
The combination of vertigo, dizziness and headache is not a very pleasant one. The term vestibular refers to the system for perception of balance. Receptors are located in the internal ear and send their informations to the brainstem. There, they connect with all the systems…
Nurses and migraine care: essential allies
Headache doctors are overloaded. That is an international fact. Migraine is so frequent that access to care is limited in the majority of countries. Health priorities often do not include headache. How can we help more patients? By working as better teams with better tools….
Prodrome or symptoms: what happens during the early phase of a migraine attack?
Before the pain starts, you may actually know that a migraine is ongoing. Do you feel irritable, tired, slightly nauseated? Do you feel neck pain, does light or smells bother you? It seems like a migraine attack starts even before the pain appears. Patients have…
Young scientists: major research centers allow the knowledge to grow
During the congress, hundreds of participants interacted with many dozens of researchers. It is very important to help junior researchers to do research. To achieve this, senior researchers train PhD students, supervising them, teaching them research techniques. How to manage mice in the lab? How…
New neurostimulation options for cluster headache
Cluster headache is less frequent than migraine… but it is as frequent as multiple sclerosis and terribly excruciating. Treatments for cluster headache include triptans, inhaled oxygen for attacks and verapamil, occipital blocks, steroids and lithium for prevention. We need more options. The ATI company has…
The next meeting of the International Headache Society takes place in Canada in 2017
If you want to have a look, see the International Classification of Headache Disorders, now available online! The headache community works for YOU, for people suffering from headaches. We often talk about migraine because it is so frequent, but our meetings also include new data…
Migraine around the world: a major threat for human well-being
Many people don’t believe that migraines are a real problem. The Lift The Burden team is working tirelessly to document the prevalence and impact of migraine and headaches around the world. The goal is of course to influence politicians and get more resources to study…
- Board of Directors
- Course and Workshop
- Migraine and Science
- Migraine and Society
- Migraine or Headache?
- Other headaches
- Preventing attacks
- Stop the attack
- Top Ten Topics of the EHMTIC congress in Glasgow
- What about Lifestyle?
- Women and Children