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When Ice Cream Attacks: The Mystery of Brain Freeze
 

When Ice Cream Attacks: The Mystery of Brain Freeze

A headache in the front of your forehead can be triggered by eating a popsicle or ice cream, or drinking something frosty cold.

But what exactly creates brain freeze? Discover what scientists know about the causes of a cold-stimulus headache, one of the few types that can be conjured up on demand.

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Shake out a quick dish of ice cream with a few ingredients in two plastic bags. But you know what happens if you eat it too fast: yes, brain freeze. More...

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Popsicles — a sweet frozen classic on a hot steamy day. Make your own flavor and shape, but don’t bite too quickly or brain freeze may bite you back. More...

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Scientist Melissa Mary Blatt and her team of researchers look for ways to lick migraines by analyzing the mechanism of brain freeze headaches. More...

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I scream, you scream, we all scream...from brain freeze! Discover why biology is to blame for unpleasant ice cream headaches, and how you can avoid them. More...

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Get the scoop on what causes sudden pain when you eat ice cream very quickly. And to make the headache go away? Slow down! See what else you can do, too. More...

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