What causes headaches? – Dan Kwartler

What causes headaches? – Dan Kwartler

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In ancient Greece, the best-known remedy for a long-standing headache was to drill a small hole in the skull to drain supposedly infected blood. Fortunately, doctors today don’t resort to power tools to cure headaches, but we still have a lot to learn about this ancient ailment. Dan Kwartler shares what we know (and don’t know) about headaches.

Lesson by Dan Kwartler, animation by Sharon Colman.

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75 Responses

  1. Yusuf says:

    Excellent – need this for my exam! Thanks TED-Ed for the great summary

  2. Hoàng Kim Việt says:

    So good. I can apply in my life :-0

  3. TED-Ed says:

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  4. Livin' Like Larry says:

    School 🙁

  5. Puru says:

    How do you know I’m having a headache right now!!? Proof that privacy is a myth :/

    • Puru says:

      Also, if would’ve been nice if you told some possible cures for migraine as I’m having one rn.

    • Ilyes Daâa says:

      That’s quite intriguing cuz I’m just having a migraine atack and I was surprised by seeing this in my feed

    • Arístides FM says:

      😮 😱 Me Too! I’m Having A headache Right Now. I think it started Since early last nite but intensified This morning [ It’s 12.30 p. m. Where I Am 😀] And Also I Was Very Surprised About The Notification 😆✌👽(: Good Vibes from México!

  6. Nugroho W. says:

    1:24 a dude with uterus? Lmao

  7. Deepak Sharma says:

    39 views and 42 likes !!

  8. Van Hendrix says:

    Trying to watch every Ted Ed video ever posted might be the leading cause of headaches. The videos are so good, though

  9. ΔLEX ηαtίση says:

    I have Sinusitis

  10. Continual Improvement says:

    My wife causes my headaches when she asks to use my credit card again.

  11. Renier Antonio says:

    0:00 when that sweet music start s kickin, then it’s time to learn somethin

  12. Crisis Creator says:

    JB songs ofcourse

  13. Massiel&Ozzie says:

    My boyfriend has suffer from headaches and migraines since he was young and nothing ever works doctors couldn’t even help him 😩😓

  14. Science with Katie says:

    Very tempted to download the Oliver Sacks audio book! I’ve heard about this book so much, it must be good! 👒

  15. Glo says:

    Who’s having a headache while watching this? 🤯

  16. A-Man The General says:

    Naruto fillers.

  17. squalltheonly says:

    My ex wife.

  18. Gv Athvaidh says:

    The Ancient Greeks were like “yo dawg I heard you like headaches, so we give you headaches to cure your headaches”

  19. JoeTheLady says:

    I freaking hate migraines and cluster headaches so much. Sometimes I feel like I just want to drill a hole on my temples or just gouge my eye out with a fork. I had migraines that shift into cluster headaches and I always punch my head with one of my knuckles just to feel some relief. Not only that you get freaking loopy, nauseous and light sensitive. But the worst part of it is it just appears out of the blue. 😡

    The worst migraine I’ve experienced was the one that lasted for about 3-4 days. It sucks and medications don’t even work. I would never wish this upon anybody. It genuinely sucks.

  20. Kevin B. says:

    I have migraine aura its really scary. I can’t find any treatment yet on internet. Help if anyone can.

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