Ancient Greek Medicine and Headaches
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Ancient Greek Medicine and Headaches

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What was the ancient Greek remedy for headaches?

Trepanation, drilling a small hole in the skull

How are headaches classified today?

As primary and secondary headaches

What percentage of reported headache cases are accounted for by primary headaches?

50%

What are secondary headaches caused by?

<p>Dehydration and caffeine withdrawal</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main cause of tension headaches?

<p>Overly sensitive nociceptors</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which example is provided for a common case of secondary headaches?

<p>Sinus infection</p> Signup and view all the answers

What triggers auras in some cases of migraines?

<p>Overloading the brain with electrical energy</p> Signup and view all the answers

How do cluster headaches manifest?

<p>Causing burning, stabbing bursts of pain behind one eye</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main cause of secondary headaches?

<p>Inflammation from infected sinuses</p> Signup and view all the answers

How can tension headaches and most secondary headache cases be treated?

<p>Over-the-counter pain medications</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did the new research from the US find about night owls?

<p>They are more likely to develop heart disease and diabetes</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the expression 'night owl' refer to?

<p>People who prefer staying up late</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why do people who get up early have an advantage in burning fat for energy?

<p>Their bodies naturally burn fat more easily in the morning</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the discussion, what is the main activity of owls during the night?

<p>Hunting for food</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the potential impact of being a night owl, based on the information provided?

<p>Increased risk of heart disease and diabetes</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the saying 'the early bird catches the worm' suggest about early risers?

<p>They are proactive and seize opportunities</p> Signup and view all the answers

In a medical context, what is the opposite of 'chronic'?

<p>Acute</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does it mean if someone is described as 'prone to' something?

<p>They are likely to be affected by the mentioned thing</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the word 'chronic' imply when used to describe a situation?

<p>Long-lasting and persistent</p> Signup and view all the answers

In slang, how is the word 'chronic' often used?

<p>To characterize bad or subpar things</p> Signup and view all the answers

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