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Time To Change – Time To Talk Day 2020

6 Feb

Did you know that today, February 6th, is Time to Talk” Day?

On Time to Talk Day we want everyone to have a conversation about mental health – whether that’s texting a friend, chatting to a colleague or organising a stigma-busting event.

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Show the Love to Migraine Sufferers

28 Jan

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I wanted to write a blog highlighting some ways in which we can show love to people who suffer from migraine. It is never easy to see a loved one in pain, especially if the pain is caused by an invisible illness, which unfortunately are often misunderstood. If someone close to you suffers from migraines, it is very important to understand what they are going through and what you can do to help. Migraine can not only affect the person who has it, but it can have a huge impact on their entire life – it can affect ones ability to work, day to day activities, and relationships. Below are just some ways in which you can show your support for someone who has migraines, and maybe even brighten up their day!

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Beating Blue Monday

21 Jan

As if January isn’t bad enough, today (January 21st) has been marked one of bleakest days of the year – the dreaded Blue Monday! With daylight hours still short, consistently bad weather along with the hangover of Christmas – financially and emotionally, still looming over all of us, it’s easy to see why the third Monday of the year is linked with lots of people feeling low. So, what can be done to battle the Blue Monday fears?

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Migraine World Summit 2019: March 20th – 28th

11 Jan
*Edited on February 2nd, 2019 to include the summit dates.

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June Is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

1 Jun

Unless you or someone close to you suffers from migraines, you might not be aware that June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (NAHM). Migraines significantly impact lives, and it’s important for this condition to be recognised for what it is – not just another headache.

You may also not know that migraine is a genetic Neurological condition, like epilepsy. Headache may be the most common or well-known symptom of migraine, however it is a complex brain disorder with many possible symptoms. Some patients can have a migraine with no headache. What many people are not aware of is that there are numerous types of headache and migraine disorders. The International Headache Society (HIS) classifies the various types of migraines and headaches using strict diagnostic criteria.

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Are Migraines Caused by Gut Bacteria?

19 Oct

If you’re familiar with the excruciating pain of a migraine, you are likely motivated to identify tigers so they can be eliminated and therefore help reduce the amount of migraines you experience.

Most people are aware that it is often said that eating certain foods can trigger migraine attacks. Of course, the foods which can trigger a migraine will differ for everyone but the list seems to be forever growing. However, a new study has reveled that it is not the food per se, rather the bacteria in the mouth may be playing a role.

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10 Facts on Migraines

30 Jun

Everyone has headaches. It’s an ordinary part of life. But for some people, they can be frequent and debilitating. Migraine is the world’s most common neurological condition. It affects 12-15% of the population which is about half a million people in the Republic of Ireland.

You might be surprised to learn that migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world.

With today being the last day of Migraine and Headache Awareness Month I wanted to share some interesting facts about migraines.

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