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Published: 22 May 2023
Weather and headache occurrence – using smartphone data to uncover the link
Based on data from 4,375 users with 336,951 hourly headache events and weather data from December 2020 to November 2021, the authors identified lower barometric pressure (P<0.001), higher humidity (P<0.001), more rainfall (P<0.001), and significant drops in barometric pressure (P<0.001) to be significantly associated with headache occurrence.
The authors concluded that weather does significantly affect headache occurrence, specifically low barometric pressure, barometric pressure changes, higher humidity, and rainfall.