A brain freeze is an intense ‘squeezing’ sensation on your head.
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There are several different science ideas around why, but the answer may have something to do with what happens when we cool down the roof of our mouth.
Assorted cannabis bud strains.
Marijuana is known for delivering a good high. But the plant's uses go well beyond the recreational. Marijuana contains a trove of medicinal compounds whose uses we are just now discovering.
A headache is not from your brain itself hurting, but it might mean some of the muscles, membranes and tissues surrounding the brain or its blood supply system could be hurting.
The brain itself can’t actually feel pain. It can't sense damage to itself the way your finger can. We know this because people can have brain surgery while they are totally awake.
Pain from migraine headaches is a major cause of disability. A new drug could prevent them, in some cases.
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A new preventive drug for migraines was approved recently by the FDA. Here's how it works, and how others in the pipeline might be able to help the millions who suffer from migraines.
One stock history of medicine tale is that trepanning is one of the most ancient treatments for migraines.
2018 looks set to be the year we finally get effective treatments for migraine.
Out-of-body experiences are also more common among those with autism.
Brain chemicals could explain some of these experiences, but so could bullying and social isolation.
A thousand years of historical sources make it clear that migraine is more than just a headache.
Migraine is a severe, often debilitating headache that can affect sight and speech.
Triptans are a group of drugs targeted at alleviating the symptoms of migraine, a severe and often debilitating headache disorder that can affect sight and speech.
Tension-type headaches feel like a dull or heavy, non-pulsating band of pain, usually on both sides of the head.
Nearly every second person in the world had a headache at least once in the past year. But these can feel very different, depending on which of the nearly 200 types of headache you have.
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Migraines often cause nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and noise.
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Scientists have discovered a group of genes that predispose people to migraine.
Researchers have identified four new genes linked to the most common form of migraine, in a discovery that could eventually…