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How the weather affects pain in patients

Many of us have seen patients who report their pain is affected by the weather.  A large study involving citizen scientists has collected data from 2658 patients over a 15 month period.  Data were collected about how pain symptoms varied during different weather conditions.  More information about the study can be found at https://www.cloudywithachanceofpain.com/.  The findings of the study led by Professor Will Dixon can be found at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41746-019-0180-3