If you've ever blamed the weather for a splitting headache, you might be right. A new University of Cincinnati study finds that lightning may affect the onset of headache and migraines.
"What we found was that on days with lightning around the patients' homes there was approximately a 30-percent increase in headache activity, or headache occurrence, and also a 30-percent increase in migraine," said fourth-year medical student Geoff Martin, one of the researchers.
The study looked at chronic headache sufferers. There are a number of ways lightning might be a trigger.
The family of a man who died after being tased by a University of Cincinnati police officer has settled its claims with the university and officer Richard Haas. After Everette Howard Jr. died in August 2011, UC police took all of their Tasers out of service.
For all the giraffe lovers out there, you’ll enjoy Thane Maynard’s conversation with Dr. Ron Millard from U.C.’s Department of Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics in the Medical School. He studies circulation and physiology of animals, including the challenge of determining the circulation and blood pressure in giraffes.
College basketball is in full swing, conference play has started around the country, so that means we are moving quickly towards March and the NCAA Tournament. If you are a rabid fan, and especially if you are a fan of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, you are going to love a newly published book. Author Tom Hager is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about The Ultimate Book of March Madness, which ranks the 1963 University of Cincinnati vs. Loyola-Chicago championship game as the #1 game in tournament history.
UC is helping to spearhead an effort to digitize rare library collections worldwide.
Archivist and historian Kevin Grace is just back from Vancouver where he spoke to representatives from 26 countries. More and more people want to access special collections without having to go to remote places to look at them.
Grace says lots of U.S. universities are putting rare photos and books online but many other countries lack the resources to put the necessary background information to go with them.