Headache

Cluster Headaches
2:00 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Instant pain relief from cluster headaches?

Cluster headaches are often called "suicide headaches" because of their intense pain, paralyzing suffers for 15 minutes to three hours at a time.

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Health
10:39 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Lightning could be source of headaches, migraines

from Wikimedia Commons

If you've ever blamed the weather for a splitting headache, you might be right.  A new University of Cincinnati study finds that lightning may affect the onset of headache and migraines. 

"What we found was that on days with lightning around the patients'  homes there was approximately a 30-percent increase in headache activity, or headache occurrence, and also a 30-percent increase in migraine," said fourth-year medical student Geoff Martin, one of the researchers.

The study looked at chronic headache sufferers.  There are a number of ways lightning might be a  trigger.

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