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The migraine WHAT! study focusses on the role of hormones in women with migraine. WHAT stands for “Women, Hormones, Attacks and Treatment”.

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  • Podcast Gezond Gesprek with Gisela Terwindt about migraine

    Migraine is not just a regular headache. It is a primary brain disorder, which can have severe impact on daily life. Migraine can be accompanied by an aura, and sometimes with speach disorders or sensory deficits. What can you do when you have migraine? Is it useful to ajust your life and follow a diet, or take the oral contraceptive pill? Gisela Terwindt tells you all about migraine in this podcast (in Dutch).

  • Public lecture via YouTube: differences and similarities between men and women with cardiovascular disease

    24 November 19.00h
    The importance of a gender-specific approach to cardiovascular disease will be discussed during an online public lecture organized by the Thorax Center – Erasmus MC. Prof. dr. Eric Boersma will provide background information on the incidence of cardiovascular disease among men and women. dr. Jeanine Roeters van Lennep will talk about the relationship between pregnancy complications and the development of cardiovascular disease among middle-aged women. Prof. dr. Antoinette Maassen van den Brink discusses the relationship between migraine (a condition that mainly affects women) and cardiovascular disease.

  • Is a tragus piercing effective against migraine? Prof. Dr. Terwindt explains

    A tragus piercing is placed in the middle piece of cartilage of your ear, just in front of your ear canal. According to various internet forums, this tragus piercing would help against migraines, but is this true? asks Gisela Terwindt, professor of Neurology and head of the Leiden Headache Center. According to her, it is just a “placebo-effect”. Read the article here (in Dutch).

  • Gender en Gezondheid expert Antoinette Maassen van den Brink receives the Corrie Hermann Price 2021 - ZonMW

    2 October 2021 Antoinette Maassen van den Brink (Erasmus MC) receives the Corrie Hermann Price from the Vereniging van Nederlandse Vrouwelijke Artsen (VNVA). She receives this prestigious price for her research in migraine and female hormones. Thereby, she contributes to gender- and sex sensitive research for medical care and health. Read the article here (in Dutch).

  • Menstrual migraine: interview in Period!

    A unilateral, throbbing headache which gets worse with exerting. Nausea and vomiting. Difficulties concentrating. Sensitivity for light and sounds. For a lot of women this is monthly practice. Migraine affects women three times more often than men. Hormones are of influence. But how? Pharmacologist Antoinette Maassen van den Brink from the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam tells more about this phenomenon in Period! Read the full article here (in Dutch).

  • Severe headaches each month: How hormones influence migraine

    In the Beter podcast of BNR Harmke Pijpers talks about recent developments in healthcare. In this episode prof. Gisela Terwindt gives an update about migraine and the influence of hormones. You can listen to the podcast on Spotify (in Dutch).

  • | Hormonal migraine: what does it mean and what can we do about it?

    Last month, online platform published an article about hormonal migraine. Prof. dr. Terwindt and researcher Britt van der Arend explain the current knowledge in the field of hormones and migraine. They also emphasize the need for further research. With the WHAT!-Study they hope to find a hormone targeted treatment for migraine. Read the full article here (in Dutch).

  • "A trigger or coincidence?", an interview in a Belgian magazine

    Last month, prof. dr. Gisela Terwindt and clinical researchers Iris Verhagen and Britt van der Arend were interviewed by a Belgian magazine called “Goed Gevoel”. They talked about trigger factors in migraine, such as hormones. The WHAT!-Study aims for a better hormone-specific treatment for migraine. Read the full article here (in Dutch).

  • Research reveals the causes of migraine

    A lot of people suffer from migraine. The intensity varies from very mild to severe. Mild attacks are not always recognized as migraines. On a scientific level a lot of questions are left unanswered. Neurologist Gisela Terwindt want to inform people about migraine and aims to find better treatment options. Read the full article here (in Dutch) and read more about the campaign here (in Dutch).

  • Dr. Antoinette Maassen van den Brink wins the VNVA Corrie Hermannprice

    Dr. Antoinette Maassen van den Brink will receive the VNVA (Vereniging Nederlandse Vrouwelijke Artsen) Corrie Hermannprice on the 2nd of October 2021, for her role as pioneer in the research area of migraine and female hormones. Read the full article here (in Dutch).

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