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Post by Tee on Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:26 am


Pain Medicine: Influence of Chinook Winds and Other Weather Patterns upon Neuropathic Pain
The Canadian Press
Date: Thursday Nov. 24, 2011 8:03 AM ET

CALGARY — Migraine sufferers say there's nothing quite as painful as a "chinook headache" brought on by the warm winds that can turn a frigid day into a balmy oasis during the winter months.

But a study from the University of Calgary suggests that a chinook may be a wind that blows less ill than its reputation would suggest.

"Our study suggests chinooks may have unfairly gotten a bad rap among neuropathic pain sufferers," said Dr. Cory Toth, research director of the Calgary Chronic Pain Centre Clinic at Foothills Medical Centre.



Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Health/20111124/chinook-migraine-headache-111124/#ixzz1ef0f8J1h

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