Topic: migraine triggers

Cool Fact: Lightning Could Be A Cause Of Migraines And Headaches

Cool Fact: Lightning Could Be A Cause Of Migraines And Headaches

Health studies often range from controversial to uninformative (and are often misinterpreted by the media), but every once in awhile researchers come along with new discoveries that are just kind of interesting to read about. In today’s benign-but-cool news: A University of Cincinatti professor and his son (a med student) found that lightning could be a cause of migraines and headaches; in a small-scale experiment, they found that subjects who lived within a 25 mile radius of a lightning bolt were 24% more likely to experience migraines (and 23% more likely to get a headache) on the day when it hit. More »

Fluorescent Lights: Ugly AND a Migraine Trigger?

Fluorescent Lights: Ugly AND a Migraine Trigger?

People get migraines from stress, from not eating, and from being overtired — but do fluorescent lights also cause them? A recent post on the New York Times Well Blog reports that several readers have experienced migraines after being in a room with fluorescent lighting. Doctors claim there isn’t scientific evidence to support this claim, but there is an explanation for why some people associate the two. More »