What gobbling ice cream and migraines might have in common

04/23/2012 | ScientificAmerican.com

Research on "brain freeze" -- the head pain that comes from quickly eating or drinking a cold beverage or food -- might provide new answers for treating migraines or traumatic brain injury headaches, researchers say. Tests found the anterior cerebral artery opened wider and pushed more blood to the brain just before brain freeze, then contracted as the pain disappeared. Such pressure might be responsible for other headaches, scientists say.

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