In the old WHA website approximately 600 articles about headache related matters were published in the years 2002-2006. They are archived here. You can search for particular topics by using the search function in the top right hand corner of the page.

MIST Study Results Announced

The results have been announced for the MIST (Migraine Intervention with STARFlex® Technology) study, the British double-blind study that was designed to evaluate the effect of PFO (patent foramen ovale) closure on migraine (see MIST Results – High Incidence of PFOs Reported in in Migraineurs). » read more

Majority of migraineurs experience disabling post-migraine symptoms

The period occurring after the acute phase of a migraine attack can prolong suffering and limit activity. This phase of migraine is referred to as the migraine “postdrome” (migraine “prodrome” is the “aura” or symptoms preceding an attack). » read more

Boletín Alianza Cefaleas

“Por un vivir mejor sin dolores de cabeza” » read more

Plans for a European Headache Alliance Announced

Members of eight European national headache organizations have joined forces to create the European Headache Alliance. This aim is to raise headache issues and strengthen patient advocacy in Europe. A Steering Group was formed at a meeting in Dublin in January 2005 and since then has met on a number of occasions. The poster was presented in March 2006 and the official launch will take place at the European Headache Conference in Valencia, Spain on April 26, 2006. » read more

Migraine and Fibromyalgia May Affect Nearly One-Quarter of Female Migraineurs

As many as 22% of female migraine patients may also suffer from fibromyalgia, and the combination of disorders causes significant disability. Recognizing the association between these two disorders should help healthcare professionals choose appropriate therapies for migraine patients complaining of generalized aches and pains. The findings of this latest research are published in Cephalalgia. » read more

Migraine Associated with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Endometriosis

Women with migraine have a higher frequency of excessive and/or prolonged menstrual bleeding and endometriosis, according to a study published recently in Headache, the journal of the American Headache Society. » read more

Dealing with Topamax Side Effects

Dr. John Claude Krusz received his Ph.D. in neuropharmacology from State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in 1975 and his Medical Degree from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine in 1983. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and also the American Board of Forensic Examiners. He is board certified in Pain Management, EEG and Quantitative Electroencephalography. He is the Vice President of the American Board of Electroencephalogr » read more

IAPO’s Declaration on Patient-Centred Healthcare

The International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO), of which the World Headache Alliance is a member, recently launched its Declaration on Patient-Centred Healthcare at the 2nd Global Patients Congress in Barcelona, Spain. » read more

“Multiple Therapy” Approach Effective in Children with Migraine

Using a variety of methods to treat migraine in children, including medication, education and lifestyle changes, and biofeedback if necessary, can be effective over the long-term, according to a study published in the journal Headache. » read more

Migraine with Aura Risk Factor for Seizures in Children

Children with migraine with aura are over three times more likely to develop epilepsy than children with migraine without aura, according to research recently published in the Annals of Neurology. The increased risk was found for all types of seizures and among both girls and boys. No apparent relationship was found between seizures and migraine without aura. » read more

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