Posts by Lincoln Tracy

Migraine and pregnancy

The Impact of Migraine History and Medication Use on Pregnancy Outcomes

Recent studies contribute valuable findings by looking to two unique datasets.
The genetics of migraine

Talking Migraine Genetics: An Interview with Lyn Griffiths

In this MSC interview, Professor Griffiths discusses her career path to molecular genetics, key findings from migraine genetics research, links between migraine genes and the response to head trauma, and more.
Psilocybin for cluster headache.

Promising Signs for Psychedelic Use in Cluster Headache

A small study finds that low-dose psilocybin was safe and had a moderate effect size, though results did not reach statistical significance.
Is alcohol a migraine trigger?

Is Alcohol a Migraine Trigger?

A new prospective cohort study reports that alcohol does not trigger migraines, even suggesting that in some instances, it is associated with a lower probability of a migraine attack.

Headache Disorders in Veterans: A Big Problem

Two recent studies highlight the impact of headache and migraine in US veterans, with a focus on gender differences and other factors.

Why Does Sumatriptan Only Work for Headache Disorders?

A new study further advances the case that the drug suppresses central sensitization, acting only in the trigeminal nociceptive system.

Mindfulness and Migraine: Is There a Link?

A new replication and extension study finds little to connect the trait of mindfulness with pain in healthy controls, nor is it associated with improvements in headache in people with migraine.

Career Advancement in the Headache Field: What Are the Obstacles? A Podcast with Irene de Boer and Gisela Terwindt

In this MSC podcast, two co-authors of a recent cross-sectional survey study discuss what is holding back the careers of headache professionals.
Eye squinting as an automated readout of pain.

More Than Meets the (Human) Eye: Headache Researchers Use Facial Detection Software as an Automated Readout of Pain in Mice

The new approach accurately detects squinting in response to CGRP and amylin, and proves superior to a manual strategy.
Lincoln Tracy

Dr. Lincoln Tracy is a researcher and freelance writer from Melbourne, Australia. As a researcher, he uses data from an international clinical quality registry to explore burn injuries in Australia and New Zealand. As a freelance writer, he turns basic, translational, and clinical research into high-quality news, features, interviews, meeting reports, and podcasts. As a person, he is one half of one of two sets of twins in his family. Follow him on Twitter @lincolntracy.