Posts by Kayt Sukel


The Impact of Natural Disasters on Migraine

Recent research shows that victims of the 2018 Japan Floods were more likely to receive newly prescribed migraine treatment, compared to non-victims. A separate study reveals how COVID-19 can affect migraine – sometimes in surprising ways.
Interview with Gretchen Tietjen

Tying the Research Together to Understand Migraine: An Interview with Gretchen Tietjen

Dr. Tietjen, a headache medicine and vascular neurology expert, discusses her career path, the overlaps between migraine and stroke, her most surprising findings, and much more.
Interview with Robert Shapiro

Advocating for Migraine Research, Overcoming Stigma, and Improving Treatment: A Chat with Robert Shapiro

Dr. Shapiro discusses how he got into migraine research, the problems of migraine stigma and research underfunding, the use of CGRP drugs, and, interestingly, why migraine may actually be protective against COVID.
Adverse childhood experiences and migraine risk

Adverse Childhood Experiences Increase the Risk of Migraine in Adolescents

A new prospective study documents a direct relationship between ACEs and migraine, independent of depression or anxiety.
Kayt Sukel

Kayt Sukel is a passionate traveler and science writer who has no problem tackling interesting (and often taboo) subjects spanning love, sex, science, technology, travel and politics. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, New Scientist, USA Today, Pacific Standard, the Washington Post, ISLANDS, Parenting, the Bark, American Baby, National Geographic Traveler, and the AARP Bulletin, among others. She has written stories about out-of-body experiences, artificial intelligence in medicine, new advances in pain treatments, and why one should travel to exotic lands with young children.

She is the author of two books: Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex, and Relationships (re-titled as This Is Your Brain on Sex: The Science Behind the Search for Love in paperback) and The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance.