Archive for October, 2016

While you’re waiting for the bus

When You Find Out Your Neighbors Own Your House and They Try to Evict You. The state is really fucking up its role in keeping track of who owns what land. Why Women Pretended to Be Creepy Rocks and Trees in NYC Parks During WWI. Striking new research on inequality: ‘Whatever you thought, it’s worse.’ […]

Migraine may affect my personality, but my personality didn’t give me migraine

Anna Eidt wrote recently about the “migraine personality,” an old and sexist idea that still influences how migraines are perceived and treated. It’s a succinct discussion and debunking of the idea. The “migraine personality” was coined in the early 20th century not long after Victorian doctors thought migraine to be a purely psychosomatic phenomenon. Headache researcher Harold […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

Is there an alternative to countries? is a structure that grew spontaneously out of the complexity of the industrial revolution really the best way to manage our affairs? Item from Ian: Truck ban in London to protect cyclists i love joan watson ME TOO Be normal. Feds go after Mylan for scamming Medicaid out of […]

Erenumab in Phase III clinical trials for episodic migraine

Erenumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody specifically designed for the prevention of migraine. Erenumab targets and blocks the Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) receptor, thought to be pivotal in the genesis of migraine. Erenumab is currently being studied in several large global, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials to assess its safety and efficacy in migraine prevention. […]

This is the drug that works

I get the aura, I take the pill, I lie down. The pain starts, increases, becomes everything. Two hours later it has quieted to a throb that consumes most, but not all, of my attention. The ice pack doesn’t help, but it’s comforting. This is the drug that works. It feels like there’s a knife […]