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   The Journal of Head and Face Pain

Copyright © 2013

Official publication of the American Headache Society

  • Edited by: Thomas N. Ward, MD 
  • 2012 Impact Factor: 2.937
    ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking 2012: 61/191 (Clinical Neurology)

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Highlights from the June 2014 issue:

The relation between migraine, typical migraine aura and ‘visual snow’
Schankin, Christoph (contact); maniyar, farooq; Sprenger, Till; Chou, Denise; Eller, Michael; Goadsby, Peter
Patients with ‘visual snow’ suffer from continuous TV-static-like vision. In this prospective study, the prevalence of other visual symptoms, tinnitus, and migraine was assessed in patients with visual snow, and [18F]-FDG PET was utilized to identify areas with increased brain metabolism in patients with visual snow compared to healthy controls.

Wine and headache
Krymchantowski, Abouch
For hundreds of years, wine has been considered a migraine trigger. Despite this assumption, this systematic review of the literature found that there are few published papers investigating wine as a migraine trigger. Existing evidence suggests that red wine triggers migraines in less than 30% of migraineurs. The mechanisms by which red wine triggers migraine are uncertain, but might involve phenolic flavonoid radicals and interference with serotonin metabolism.


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Prescription Headache Medication in OEF/OIF Veterans: Results from the Women Veterans Cohort Study





Dr. Elizabeth Seng of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System examines taking prescription headache medication among male and female Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans.

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Virtual Issues

Virtual issues are collections of articles on a particular subject, published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. They are selected by a guest editor to provide a rapid overview of the activity in a particular aspect of headache medicine.

Migraine Genetics
Guest Editor: Jonathan H. Smith, M.D.

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