Study Finds Marijuana Treats Migraine Pain Better Than Prescription Medication – via

A study has found that the active compounds in cannabis are more effective at reducing the frequency of acute migraine pain than prescription migraine meds, and with fewer side effects. The study included a total of 127 participants who suffered from chronic migraines and cluster headaches.  The cannabis-based medication the researchers gave the participants was […]

Eating your way toward migraine relief – via

For the 38 million Americans suffering from the effects of debilitating, recurring migraines, it may come as a surprise that relief could be hiding in the pantry.  Between 30-40 percent of migraine sufferers may actually be susceptible to food triggers, meaning keeping a food diary and making lifestyle changes could result in much-needed relief. Stephanie […]

New Team Members – Liza Gipsova and Dimitre Iliev

I’d like to officially welcome Liza Gipsova and Dimitre Iliev to the team! Liza will be taking on the role of Director of Photography for the film.  She enjoys collaboratively developing and crafting the visual language unique to each story, and draws from a background in traditional, digital, photographic, and theater arts. With the background of […]

Ptosis Repair Effective for Reducing Tension-Type Headache – via

Common cosmetic surgical procedures for reducing droopy eyelids were shown to improve quality of life in people with frequent tension-type headaches, according to a recent study. The results of the study, by Ilke Bahceci Simsek, MD, of Yeditepe University in Istanbul, were published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.  Headache Impact Test (HIT) scores obtained from two […]

Non-Opioid Drug More Effective for Migraines – via

The drug prochlorperazine is more effective than the opioid hydromorphone in treating emergency room patients with acute migraine, a new study reports. According to Dr. Peter Goadsby, chairman of the American Headache Society’s Scientific Program Committee, the opioid painkiller Add to dictionary is given in about 25 percent of all emergency department visits for acute […]

Pharma companies betting big on new migraine prevention drugs – via

Four major pharmaceutical companies are in a race to be the first to offer a drug they say may rapidly reduce—and even prevent—migraines to the more than 38 million Americans affected by the debilitating illness each year. Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly, Amgen, and Teva Pharmaceutical have all developed migraine drugs which have completed or are […]

For Headache, Telemedicine May Be as Effective as In-Person Visit – via

For people with headache, seeing the neurologist by video for treatment may be as effective as an in-person visit, according to a study published in a recent online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. New technology is available to diagnose and treat people through telemedicine, but few studies have […]

How weather can affect headaches – via

Weather can fluctuate dramatically this time of year.   Whether it’s an approaching thunderstorm or a bright sunny day – both can wreak havoc on a headache. It may be surprising to know just how much weather can affect your headaches.  Research shows that changes in barometric pressure can be linked to migraine headache attacks. In […]