Popping Ibuprofen Every Time You're Hung Over Is Making You Go Deaf

In a world beset by unending cacophony, analgesics — the hilarious medical term for pain relief medications — are a welcome respite. They make the pounding pain go away, and replace it with beautiful silence (and possible internal bleeding, but mostly silence). But they may be doing more than that — they may be making… » 9/13/12 2:00pm 9/13/12 2:00pm

Science Unlocks the Mystery of Brain Freeze

The mind-numbing pain of "brain freeze" is a feeling those of us who love to quickly slurp down a cold drink know all too well. Scientists have never fully been able to explain why brain freeze happens, but now a new study is offering some insight. The study was actually conducted in an effort to better understand… » 4/23/12 10:00am 4/23/12 10:00am

How to Cure a Headache Without Pills

So you've got a headache. Whatever the cause — too much looking at screens, too much whisky, your needy cat spent the night showing how important you are to her by walking across your pillow and purring as hard as she possibly could — the throbbing in your cranium now threatens your ability to be productive for the… » 3/05/12 4:45pm 3/05/12 4:45pm