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Thursday, January 24, 2013

It may be silent, but lightning could still bring on major headaches and migraines, according to a small new study.

“There are a number of ways in which lightning might trigger headaches,” study researcher Dr. Vincent Martin, a headache expert and professor in the general internal medicine division at the University of Cincinnati, said in a statement. “Electromagnetic waves emitted from lightning could trigger headaches. In addition, lightning produces increases in air pollutants like ozone and can cause release of fungal spores that might lead to migraine.”

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