Just logged onto WebMD to diagnose the reason (life-threatening, I'm sure) why I'm currently troubled by dry mouth and found this little gem on the home page:
"A new study examines his symptoms." A new study??
That diagnosis comes from Fred Sheftell, MD, and colleagues. Sheftell works in Stamford, Conn., at the New England Center for Headache.
Sheftell's team scrutinized all of J.K. Rowling's published Harry Potter books, looking for references to Potter's headaches.
Harry Potter's migraine headaches happen when the evil Lord Voldemort is nearby, and they strike in the area of Potter's head where he has a scar in the shape of a lightning bolt, note Sheftell and colleagues.
After considering several headache diagnoses, Sheftell's team settled on the diagnosis of "probable migraine." Why "probable"? Because Potter's headaches disappear faster than typical migraines, note the researchers.
Seriously? A pressing issue for medial practitioners everywhere, I'm sure ;o)
To be honest, I kind of love it.