Japanese researchers find correlation between changes in atmospheric pressure and migraines

In 2011, Japanese researchers studied 28 migraine patients (full text here) living within 10 km of the Utsunomiya Meteorological Observatory in Japan to investigate whether atmospheric pressure may contribute to migraine symptoms....

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After a lengthy delay our website upgrades are mostly complete!  The following are some of the improvements you'll see, and some you might not notice right away: darker appearance...

Sensory Exotica author on color

A brief Q&A session of Howard Hughes, author of “Sensory Exotica: A World beyond Human Experience” was published at TheDartmouth.com.   While not directly related to light sensitivity per-se,...
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Rome loses romantic glow to harsh LED streetlights

Rome is presently undertaking a $52m overhaul of street lighting, some of which illuminates the world's most beautiful architecture.  Early reports indicate the City opted for harsher LEDs rather...
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Study finds melatonin can be effective for migraine

Brazilian researchers recently published results of a study involving 196 men and women between the ages of 18 and 65, to find out whether melatonin could an effective migraine treatment.  To...
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Early study links low Vitamin D levels with headache

In a study published on January 3, 2017, Finnish researchers studied a group of 2,601 Finnish men between the ages of 42-60 years old and found that lower levels of...
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Brain’s builder cells turn toxic following injury

In a fascinating study published in Nature, researchers found that the A1 astrocytes formed following injury may not be helpful, but actually quite harmful.   In a healthy brain, astrocytes assist...
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Flickering street light blamed for seizure

Flicker from a faulty street light in Calgary, Canada, resulted in a seizure when Kathryn Mackay was inadvertently exposed to the flashing light.  While the story is exceptional, it...

Migraine sufferers at higher risk of stroke after surgery

According to a recent study published online in the British Medical Journal, those that suffer migraine are at an increased risk of stroke after surgery and hospital re-admission within...

Year in review: highlights of headache and migraine research in 2016

Highlights of headache and migraine research in 2016 was published on MedScape.com by Dr. Hans-Christoph Diener of University of Essen, Germany.  He writes on the latest in complications of migraines,...

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Study finds dim lighting impairs hippocampal brain functions in mice

Neuroscience researchers at Michigan State University recently published a study examining how light affects functions of the hippocampus in the brain.  To do this...
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High speed cameras illustrate old and new television technology

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When the Nexus 9 was first released in November 2014 it sold for a rather expensive $400 USD for the base 16GB model, and...