Pain in any region of the head. Headaches may occur on one or both sides of the head, be isolated to a certain location, radiate across the head from one point, or have a viselike quality.
ACHE (the American Headache Society Committee for Headache Education) houses articles and videos on headache types, causes, and treatments. The site also offers a headache diary form and assessment questionnaires.
Headache: Hope Through Research is a comprehensive booklet, available online from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, with information including headache types and treatment, children and headache, and coping mechanisms.
The National Headache Foundation has opened a World Wide Web Information Center with fact sheets on specific headache conditions; a list of local support groups; information on pamphlets, charts, and video and audio tapes that may be ordered from the foundation; and articles from their newsletter.
Migraine is not a fatal disorder but can ruin a life and a family. Clinically migraine varies from patient to patient and reflects a highly choreographed interplay between brain and the environment. Here is the latest on what now is understood about migraine and what are becoming effective drug targets for treatment.
who get migraines could soon have some new therapeutic options, but a deep
understanding of the disorder continues to elude researchers.
"Attack” is often a word associated with migraine, and for good reason. If you suffer from migraine headaches or know someone who does, you are well aware of its crippling nature. This story focuses on new research that has uncovered an important link between migraine and sleep patterns. A better understanding of the relationships among the body’s circadian rhythms, the brain’s hypothalamus, and a mutated gene holds enormous promise of improved care for millions of people who experience migraine (three times more common in women) and familial advanced sleep phase syndrome (FASP).