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June 5, 2017

 

A black and white photo. A woman is in bed, her head on a white pillow, a heating pad with a gingham pattern is draped across her forehead. She has an unhappy look on her face. A black blanket that blends with the background is pulled up to her chin.

Does Exercise Trigger Migraines?

If you're a migraine sufferer, is it helpful or risky to exercise?

March 6, 2012

 

mountain climber on a mountain

Why Does Altitude Cause Headache?

Mountain climbers face many dangers as they brave the cold winds of the peaks they climb. But the most serious thing they face is all in their heads--literally.

December 2, 2005

 

Shingles

Did you know that the virus that causes chicken pox, the varicella-zoster virus, never actually leaves your body? It lies dormant from the time you get the illness, in nerve cells alongside your spinal cord. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 22, 2005

 

Deviated Septum

It’s generally not considered good etiquette to stick a finger up your nose, but feeling inside your nose can be a good way to learn more about how it works. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Anatomy of a Fever

When immune cells detect an infectious organism, they produce fever-making chemicals. These chemicals prompt the body to produce prostaglandins, which turn up the thermostat in the brain.

September 27, 2003

 

Los Ant-geles

If you’ve ever driven in LA, you know that people don’t cooperate terribly well. Traffic jams, folks cutting folks off, people shouting at you out their windows . . . it’s a real headache. We’d all do a lot better–at least, we’d all move through congestion a lot faster–if we were ants. Why ants, you […]

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