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Ongoing Study Examines Cause Of ISS Astronauts’ Headaches

9 March 2018
SPACE reports that an ongoing study has found 21 out of 24 astronauts studied reported that they had experienced a headache while aboard the International Space Station. Leiden University Assistant Neurology Professor A.A. Vein is the principal investigator on the study, which “has not been completed or peer reviewed yet,” believes that the headaches may be related to space adaption syndrome and “particularly to space motion sickness.” The researchers suspect “that during space flight gravity isn’t pulling fluids through the body in the same way as on Earth.” Eye problems are also commonly reported by astronauts, and some return from space “with permanent changes in vision.” Separate studies are “underway to learn more about the causes and possible solutions.” (Image Credit: NASA | Wikimedia Commons)
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