Med Use Examined in Migraine & Headache Care – via eMPR.com

According to results of a retrospective study presented at PAINWeek 2017, opioids are not only prescribed to a large proportion of patients diagnosed with headache (H) and/or migraine (M), but are also more commonly used than triptan medications. During the analysis, 547,558 adults with at least two ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CM diagnostic code claims for H […]

Post solar eclipse headaches cause Americans to freak out – via AOL.com

While the eclipse was a sight to see, the headaches reported after the spectacle also became a trending topic. Mashable reports that most Americans appear to be suffering from post eclipse hypochondria.   Following the eclipse, Google trends show that eclipse headaches worried people all around the country.  People searched topics such as solar eclipse headache, […]

Migraines could be an immune system disease, opening up new treatment paths – via QM.com

Current treatment for migraines is eclectic by necessity of the mystery of the disease, and includes everything from antidepressants to beta blockers to highly potent painkillers.  None of it is entirely effective.  It’s hard to treat a disease you don’t understand and current theories as to the elusive cause of this disease fall way short […]

CAM Use Among Migraine/Headache Sufferers Investigated – via empr.com

According to a study published in the journal Headache, the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the treatment of migraine and headache is “relatively low” in the U.S. While some CAM products have shown beneficial effects in clinical studies of headache and migraine, “there has been little research exploring the reasons for using CAM, and the types […]

Lilly plans 2018 filing for acute migraine drug after second phase 3 win – via FierceBiotech.com

Eli Lilly‘s bid to bring a new class of migraine therapy to market has just been lifted by a second positive trial that sets up first-marketing applications next year. The top-line results of the SPARTAN trial show that oral serotonin 5-HT1F agonist lasmiditan provided relief from the headache pain and other symptoms associated with acute […]

Low energy LED lightbulbs could be giving us all headaches – via DailyMail.co.uk

Energy-saving lightbulbs could be giving us all headaches as they flicker too much. LED bulbs can bring on feelings of dizziness and pain within just 20 minutes of switching them on, an expert has warned. Arnold Wilkins, Psychology professor at the University of Essex, said the flickering of the unpopular lights is stronger than for traditional […]

ALL IN HER HEAD Film Crowdfunding Campaign is LIVE

The campaign for ALL IN HER HEAD is now LIVE! http://pledg.us/AIHH Thank you for the interest in our horror short horror film project.  After weeks of preparation, we have finally launched our crowdfunding campaign on Seed&Spark. The success of crowdfunding campaigns on any platform hinges on the ability to build early momentum from those backers who […]

High Headache Frequency Associated with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness – via ClinicalPainAdvisor.com

An association was established between excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and a high frequency of headaches, but not between EDS and chronic migraine or chronic tension-type headache (CTTH).  The results were published in Cephalalgia. Espen S. Kristoffersen, PhD from Akershus University Hospital in Norway, and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional survey of 30,000 people age 30 to 44 via […]

Horror Trailers from Comic-Con!

San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 is in the books, and it had its fair share of horror film and television trailer debuts. STRANGER THINGS AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT DEATH NOTE THE SNOWMAN THE WALKING DEAD The next year is looking spooky!  Maybe ALL IN HER HEAD will be part of 2018’s Comic-Con…