National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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Common migraine triggers include stress, hormones, some food and drink, and lack of sleep.
September 28, 2022

10 common migraine triggers and how to cope with them

If you live with migraine, one of the best things that you can do is to identify your personal triggers....

Migraine
Anyone can have migraine, including children. Women are three times more likely than men to experience migraine.
September 27, 2022

Migraine: What you need to know

Migraine is a neurological condition (meaning that it’s a disease of the nervous system) that is associated with severe headaches...

Migraine

Alcohol, chocolate, cheese, and yeast can trigger migraines.
December 07, 2021

Migraines: What you need to know

Migraines are more than just a headache. They can sometimes cause vomiting, exhaustion, irritability, and intense pain that can make...

Migraine
Education and communication can empower people with migraines.
November 23, 2021

Helping friends and family understand migraines

Many people with migraines experience stigma. For example, others may not believe their migraine pain is real or that bad,...

Migraine

Over time, Brianna Shevlin (bottom right) has learned to treat her migraines more effectively.
November 11, 2021

Not all headaches are the same

Brianna Shevlin, a 34-year-old educational reading specialist, has had migraines since she was in high school. "I don't think...

Migraine
Practice makes perfect—along with the brief rests in between, according to new research.
November 02, 2021

Why short breaks help you learn

Taking short breaks can be just as important as practice in helping you master a new skill, according to a...

Learning

In one migraine study, participants filled out a headache diary on their smartphone app.
October 26, 2021

Migraine studies look at impact of lifestyle changes

Women are three times more likely than men to experience migraines. Much of this can be attributed to hormonal changes...

Migraine
Stay with a person that is having a seizure and keep them safe from harmful objects.
September 01, 2021

How to help someone who is having a seizure

If a person is having a seizure, it's important to know how to help. Some signs of seizure, according...

Epilepsy

Three-year-old Kai Johnson has a rare condition that causes epilepsy and other symptoms.
August 26, 2021

One family’s journey to find epilepsy answers

As an infant, Kai Johnson struggled to reach developmental milestones on time. He sat up and crawled late, and he...

Epilepsy
Kareem Zaghloul, M.D., Ph.D., is a principal investigator at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
August 24, 2021

How do seizures affect the brain?

Of the roughly 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S., about 30% still have seizures despite being on medication. That...

Epilepsy

Personal Story

Stroke survivor Gregory Symko, D.C., demonstrates a tool that helps patients improve their balance and coordination.
June 25, 2020

A personal approach to stroke treatment

Gregory Symko, D.C., is a chiropractor who specializes in helping people with brain issues related to stroke. He helps...

Stroke, Personal Story, Children and Teenagers
July 13, 2018

One day at a time: Living with an unpredictable disease

Kim Bench likes routines. Every morning, she gets out of bed, does her stretches, and makes breakfast. That is, if...

Multiple Sclerosis, Personal Story