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Press Releases by the Migraine Research Institute


No more headaches about exams Click here to read full release 

Migraines can cause mental disorders and suicide Click here to read full release

Ramadan fasting can lead to headaches Click here to read full release

Changes in estrogen can lead to migraines Click here to read full release

Cluster Headaches Click here to read full release 

9 million South Africans suffer from headaches Click here to read full release

25 million working days lost each year due to migraines Click here to read full release

Students miss class due to headaches Click here to read full release

Warning signs for meningitis Click here to read full release 

Headache at school can lead to depression Click here to read full release

Chocolates can trigger migraines Click here to read full release

Classification of Migraine Click here to read full release

Airplane Headache - First official data Click here to read full release

The Migraine Science of Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi Click here to read full release

An electronic headache diary called iHeadache has been developed by an American Neurologist which is available for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Blackberry. Click here to read full release.

To commemorate Headache Awareness Week (6th-12th June), The Headache Clinic will be hosting an education seminar in Gauteng on Thursday 30th June to provide expert information, support and advice to people affected by headaches. This seminar will be totally free of charge. Click here to read full release. 

To mark National Women's Health Awareness Week, the research division of the South African Headache Society will commence with their Women's Headache Health program on the 1st May 2011. The main focus of this program is to help women suffering with headache to manage their condition by providing them with an information pack filled with helpful information. Click here to read full release. 

Global brain awareness week takes place from the 14th - 20th March. The aim is to raise public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. Each year during this week universities, hospitals, patients groups, services organizations and professional associations worldwide unite in a week-long observation of the brain. Click here to read full release.

The Headache Clinic will be honoring all South African police personnel and registered nursing staff with a special "Salute to Heroes" treatment plan. Starting in February all "Heroes" will be treated at 50% of the usual cost of diagnosis and treatment. Click here to read full release.

February is known as the month of love. For many this is the time when you want to enhance the romance but you don't want a spike in the migraine scale. What you need are some aphrodisiacs designed specifically for the romantic with migraine. Click here  to read full release.

We would like to encourage companies in South Africa to take part in spreading a little Christmas cheer. Earlier this year, we decided that instead of having a staff year end function, we would pick a charity of our choice to donate the money to make a difference in South Africa. Click here to read full release.

The Headache Clinic has launched a new campaign focusing on ‘Migraines in the workplace’. The main focus is to raise worldwide awareness and encourage those affected to seek information and advice. Click here to read full release

CGRP a chemical that causes migraines has been found in the arteries outside the skull, which further proves that the source of migraine or headache pain is outside the skull. Click here to read full release.                                                                                                                                                                   

U.K based medical journal 'Therapy' has published breakthrough results for revolutionary new surgery to relieve chronic migraine. Click here to read full release.                                                                                                                       

Neurological journal "Brain" has published a study that proves that migraine attacks do not in fact originate in the brain as previously thought. Click here to read full release.                                                                                                  

Research data from the French Neurological Institute, Cabinet de Neurologie, has found that a new varicose vein treatment known as Polidocanol Foam is triggering migraine attacks in women who had never previously suffered with the condition. Click here to read full release.                           

It must be remembered that different people have different physiological responses to increased stress levels. Click here to read full release.  

The Governments of South Africa and Italy have agreed to the joint financing of further research into breakthrough migraine surgery developed by South African specialist surgeon Dr Elliot Shevel. Click here to read full article.      

At the 6th Congress of The International Headache Society held in Austria in 2004, Dr Elliot Shevel, South Africa's migraine research pioneer, presented a study on successfully treating migraine in children without the use of medication. Click here to read full release.            

A study conducted at Tel Aviv University in Israel found that 91.7% of children can link their headaches to caffeine intake in the form of cola drinks. Click here to read full release.                 

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in the U.S.A has published new data that proves a link between children suffering from migraine and emotional disorders. Click here to read full release.                 

Meningitis is caused by a bacterium that attacks the brain coverings. Click here to read full release.             

Taking a handful of tablets each time you get a headache is merely one of the ways to treat the problem. Click here to read full article.                                                                                                                        

The International Migraine Awareness week takes place from 6 to 12 September. Click here to read full article.


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