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headache

Definitions

  • Sometimes he would have a headache
    Sometimes he would have a headache
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n headache something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness "New York traffic is a constant concern","it's a major worry"
    • n headache pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries
    • n Headache hĕd"āk` Pain in the head; cephalalgia. "Headaches and shivering fits."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During the female orgasm, endorphines are released, which are powerful painkillers. So headaches are in fact a bad excuse not to have sex
    • n headache A pain in the cranial part of the head, apparently somewhat deep-seated as compared with the sensation produced by a superficial irritation of the scalp. Apart from trauma, headaches may be produced in various ways, and they are classified mainly by their causes. The following groups may be distinguished: Headaches depending on abnormal states of the blood, as in anemia; or when waste products accumulate in the blood through the inefficiency of the excretory organs, as in Bright's disease; or when the lungs, through pulmonary or cardiac fault or the closeness of rooms, fail to replace carbon dioxid with oxygen and to remove the other impurities which they should remove; or when poisons are taken into the system, as in coal-gas poisoning; or when there is absorption of poisons formed in the alimentary tract (as in constipation), or unusual fermentative processes go on in that tract; or when poisons are formed in the blood or solid tissues, as in zymotic diseases or in lithemic states.
    • n headache The corn-poppy, Papaver Rhæas, the odor of which is said to cause headache. Also called head-wark.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eating about twenty tart cherries a day could reduce inflammatory pain and headache pain
    • n Headache an internal pain in the head
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Quotations

  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas
    “I can't tell you how many shows I've done with full-blown migraine headaches.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “I will not be as those who spend the day in complaining of headache, and the night in drinking the wine that gives it.”
  • Lewis Carroll
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    “I'm very brave generally, he went on in a low voice: only today I happen to have a headache.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Do not undervalue the headache. While it is at its sharpest it seems a bad investment; but when relief begins, the unexpired remainder is worth $4 a minute.”
  • Philip Wylie
    Philip Wylie
    “Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.”
  • J.D. Cobb
    J.D. Cobb
    “I thought so hard I got a headache.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. héafod, Dut. hoofd, Ger. haupt.

Usage

In literature:

Headaches are frequently caused by anxiety and worry, which have all the marks of sick headache.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
I have a severe headache.
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
The same may be said of constant migraine headaches.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
Severe headaches became of frequent occurrence.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
St. Otilia and St. Juliana, against sore eyes and the headache.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
I had a severe headache and have not felt well all week.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
It is often accompanied with malaise, nervousness, headache or actual uterine pain.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
She had a headache, and could not sing that afternoon.
"A True Friend" by Adeline Sergeant
She felt one of her oft-recurring sick headaches coming on and every thought grew blacker and more disconsolate.
"The Right Knock" by Helen Van-Anderson
She complains of headache.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
THE SECRETARY: With me the most important thing in using dynamite is the question of headache.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
It may be an occasional headache, or backache, or she may have various severe neuralgic twinges.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Still, I presume it's true that she had a headache.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
On the next Thursday morning she awoke with a slight headache.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
Mary's "headache" had continued for two days, but Clavering came to her house by appointment that same afternoon at five o'clock.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
One of them, if not two, will be sure to have the headache.
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P Hale
There is also considerable fever, and frequently headache is present.
"An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art" by B. L. Hill
So she does not like me when I have headaches; and when I have headaches, I do not much like her.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Whether it was to do Mr. Beesley good or not would depend on the precise degree and kind of Ranny's father's Headache.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Many headaches, "tired feelings," "blues," and even appendicitis may be caused by constipation.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
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In poetry:

"In headaches and in worry
Vaguely life leaks away,
And Time will have his fancy
To-morrow or to-day.
"As I Walked Out One Evening" by W H Auden
Only slavery's hardships
The Negro bore for years,
On through the wilderness
With headaches and tears.
"Only" by Frank Barbour Coffin
The chaos reigning in the room
He does not try to master.
His tears and headache hide in gloom
The extent of his disaster.
"Parting" by Boris Pasternak
To fill it and willing
To bring teacups and roll away headaches
And do whatever you tell it.
Will you marry it?
It is guaranteed
"The Applicant" by Sylvia Plath
But when an old woman, already deaf,
Wakes from a night of headaches, and the dark
Won't disappear--when doctors call like tedious
Birds, "If only..." up and down hospital halls--
When, long-distance, I hear her say, "Don't worry.
"Blind" by Charles H Webb
Don't drink, boys, don't!
There is nothing of happiness, pleasure, or cheer,
In brandy, in whiskey, in rum, ale, or beer.
If they cheer you when drunk, you are certain to pay
In headaches and crossness the following day.
Don't drink, boys, don't!
"Don't Drink" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

' Placebo Effect ' May Be Common in Headache Treatment.
There is a substantial " placebo effect " in the treatment of migraines and tension headaches, a new research analysis shows.
Lombard, IL, 23 May, 2011 – Headache is a very common complaint, with over 90% of all persons experiencing a headache at some time in their lives.
When it is a fine powder material that causes manufacturing headaches.
Headache is a common problem affecting 16 percent of the population at any given time.
I have such bad headaches and I had my eyes checked and they are okay.
'Looper' worth the time-travel headache and fake Bruce Willis.
Time travel stories tend to give me a headache.
Kids' Headaches Rarely Due to Vision Problems, Study Finds.
Children's headaches rarely signal vision problems, research finds.
Here's what they are recommending for everything from muscle strains to headaches.
It's an annual rite of passage for those who suffer from seasonal allergies: blocked sinuses, loss of sense of smell, recurring headaches and a feeling of "pressure" on the face.
Here are five other kids who have been much bigger headaches for their celeb parents.
A 22-year-old black female presented to the emergency department complaining of a bi-parietal headache for ten days relieved by salicylates.
The proliferation of e-books is seen as a trendy convenience by some, but often as a headache by librarians.
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In science:

Except for headaches due to field extensions or nonabelian p-groups, the idea in this section is the same as the one in Section 3.2 In each case there is a Borel subgroup B = U ⋊hhi, with U a p-group.
Presentations of finite simple groups: a quantitative approach
At the end of the day I had a headache, and it was only in the course of the week and after the 4 reviews of the final morning that I came to fully appreciate what we were all witnessing during these days.
Experimental Conference Summary
Dwarf spheroidal galaxies show the highest degree of DM domination (Wilkinson), and the conclusion of Kleyna et al. (2003) that the UMi dwarf has a nearly harmonic core is certainly a headache for CDM, but Draco does have a cuspy potential (Kleyna et al. 2002).
Dark Matter in Galaxies: Conference Summary
Now we turn to nucleus-nucleus interactions, which cause additional headaches for event generators which must somehow extrapolate pp interactions in order to simulate the proton-air collisions of interest.
Phenomenology of cosmic ray air showers
Headaches can arise from overuse of particular techniques, especially when the eyes are forced to focus in an unnatural manner for extended periods of time.
Future Directions in Astronomy Visualisation
So, handling even few kg of tritium foreseen for ITER is likely to create ma jor headaches both for the radiation protection group and for those concerned with the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
Staring at a backlit screen can cause eye strain and even headaches after prolonged viewing.
Examining Motivations behind Paper Usage in Academia
The standard model’s health, already excellent, keeps improving, as it gets rid of little colds (Rb ) or of small head–aches (4jet events?).
Summary and Outlook
While there may still be room for lone wolves in gravitational lensing, team efforts, with the attendant headaches, the massaging of egos and the compromising on means and ends, seems to be the order of the day.
Gravitational Lensing: Recent Progress and Future Goals - Conference Summary
Although beamstrahlung will be a significant headache, these machines can be wonderful tools for studying relatively light Higgs bosons and possible supersymmetric partners of existing particles.
Summary of RADCOR 98
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