Cluster headache research features on the BBC

Research taking place at the NIHR Wellcome King's Clinical Research Facility into cluster headaches featured on BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio 5 live on Friday 5 May.

Cluster headaches are a debilitating disorder thought to affect around 1 in 1000 people in the UK, which are characterised by recurring intense pain on one side of the head.  

The BBC Breakfast piece featured contributions from Rachael Starbuck and Scott Bruce, both of whom suffer from cluster headaches and describe the intense pain involved.  They are both part of OUCH (UK) - the UK's Organisation for the Understanding of Cluster Headaches - a patient-led charity which raises awareness of cluster headache within the medical profession and the general public. 

Research into cluster headaches is taking place at the NIHR Wellcome King's Clinical Research Facility in Professor Peter Goadsby's headache research group.  The research is using novel brain imaging techniques to understand better what happens in the brain when a cluster headache takes place, and Dr Diana Wei, a headache researcher in Professor Goadsby's group was interviewed by BBC Breakfast describing the research.  Professor Goadsby also spoke to BBC Radio 5 live to discuss the research.

Professor Goadsby's headache research is also supported by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) as part of its new Pain theme, which commenced in April 2017.


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By NIHR Wellcome King's Clinical Research Facility at 5 May 2017, 12:16 PM

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