Twelve percent of the US population have migraine headaches. A new study done at the Albert Einstein Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati, published last month in the neurology journal “Cephalalgia” for the first time links symptoms of nasal congestion and irritation to the frequency of migraine headaches. This applied to patients with both allergic and non- allergic rhinitis. What wasn’t clear in the study was whether the nasal symptoms caused more frequent migraines or vice versa. However, clearly there is a link between the two as the data in this study indicate.