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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 by Dr. Hans-Christoph Diener of University of Essen, Germany.  He writes on the latest in complications of migraines,...

Study finds flicker may activate immune response against toxic Alzheimer’s proteins

In a study published to on December 7, 2016, researchers found that exposing subject mice to flicker for one hour each day for seven days reduced the buildup...

LED street lights draw warning from American Medical Association

In a report published June of 2016, the American Medical Association warned of health effects resulting from LED street lights.  One of the central concerns was the emission of excessive...

Your brain processes visual information you don’t realize you see

In a recent study, NYU researchers flashed a low-contrast image of striped circles rotated to different angles in front of participants.  The duration each participant was exposed to the...

Ketogenic diet reduces migraines

Want to reduce migraines while losing more weight than you ever thought possible?  It may sound too good to be true - but it's not.  Ketosis can be achieved...

Can Thought Remedy Headaches?

In a video published on March 17, 2012, but more recently gaining some attention, Kamil walks viewers through the process of answering questions about their headaches.  In some cases, viewers report...

Femto Photography: Capturing Photons at a Trillion Frames Per Second

Discussing the movement of photons is one thing, but capturing the movement of photons in slow motion with capable camera equipment is another thing entirely.  On July 26, 2012, MIT Associate...

Stem Cell-Derived Microvesicles Improve Cognition in Damaged Brains

Exciting news published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows progress towards therapy that may one day protect and heal damaged brains.  Importantly,  grafting of the microvesicles...

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Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret provides a TED talk (link here) advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis - improving mood, increasing...

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Wait, what?  Netflix?  On a screen?  When I'm so sensitive?  Yes.  It can be done, even if looking at a screen is otherwise like...