Hogwarts Headache

A 'condition' that occurs when a person reads a long book—e.g., J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the longest in the Harry Potter franchise at 870 pages—without interruption, while seated in an uncomfortable position, named for the fictional school of wizardry
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Conversely, a 2003 study in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that the lengthy books actually caused an ailment dubbed "Hogwarts headache" among young people who spent too much time reading them.
Reading the newest and largest Harry Potter book for long stretches can result in "Hogwarts headaches," warned Dr.
For all its benefits at promoting reading among children, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" might also be causing "Hogwarts headaches," according to Dr.
DrHoward J Bennett, of George Washington University Medical Centre, has recently diagnosed 'Hogwarts headaches' in three young patients.
'If this escalation continues as Rowling concludes the saga, there may be an epidemic of Hogwarts headaches in the years to come.'
A children's doctor has discovered an illness he's dubbed Hogwarts Headaches caused by kids spending hours on end wading through JK Rowling's latest 870-page blockbuster on the boy wizard.
Then, as if by magic, the Hogwarts Headaches disappear.
He claims to have treated three 8-10 year old children all complaining of a dull headache, which has been named Hogwarts Headaches, while reading the 870 page book.