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Migraine Headache Triggers That Will Surprise You

A headache or migraine is always an unwelcome visitor in your life. Some are so bad that they might dismantle your life for days at a time until you experience relief. Whether you suffer from frequent headaches and migraines or just occasional ones, you likely don’t want to experience them if you don’t have [...]

How the Goblin Shark’s Jaws Help It Survive in Its Harsh Surroundings

The ocean is filled with fascinating animals with fascinating teeth. Take the titan triggerfish for example, which has teeth almost comically similar to humans’, used for cracking open crustaceans (and, sometimes, for biting divers who get too close to their eggs). Or, peer into the mouth of an umbrella slug (through a microscope, of course!), [...]

The Real Rockbiters: How Parrotfish Crunch Coral

In the nostalgic classic film The Neverending Story, one of the engaging minor characters is a rockbiter, a giant who lives by eating rocks (and whose messy eating habits cause trouble for his friends). The rockbiter was designed to seem alien and his habits are supposed to seem fantastic. But eating rock isn’t really that [...]

Do You Have TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as {{{{link id='2055' text='TMJ'}}}}, affects roughly 12% of the population at any given time, though many people experience it as a transitory condition. The condition itself is actually caused by a number of other issues such as certain forms of arthritis, traumatic injury, infection, malocclusion (bad bite) or even some [...]

How a Pencil Can Help With Headaches

Temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly known as TMJ, is a kind of catch all diagnosis for pain and discomfort in the head, neck, shoulders, and jaw. This condition stems from some kind of malfunction of the jaw, typically a misaligned bite. Common symptoms of TMJ include neck and shoulder pain, migraines and tension headaches, [...]

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