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Brain Scans May Be Too Common for Headaches
When headaches reoccur, patients may worry that something serious is at play. Doctors might use brain scans on these patients to look for trouble, but this practice may be overused, says a new study.
Stress Goes To Your Head
It's not all in your head — stress really does make a difference when it comes to the headaches or migraines that you might experience.
How Your Expectations Can Impact Pain Relief
Your doctor prescribes pain medication that’s described as very effective. You’re given sets of pills that are labeled either as the brand name or as a placebo (sugar pill). Which do you think works better?
Gum Chewing Linked to Headaches in Teens
While chronic headaches in teens may be blamed on typical teen activities like playing video games or listening to loud music, there may be another less obvious culprit — chewing gum.
Therapy for Treating Children's Migraines
Children who have frequent migraines sometimes take medication to ease symptoms. New research shows that therapy may also be an effective treatment.
FDA Approves First Device for Treating Migraines
US regulators recently gave the green light for the first device intended to treat pain during a migraine headache.
When Allergies Go to Your Head
Those who have experienced allergies are probably all too familiar with the runny or stuffy nose, the itchy eyes and the overall discomfort. They may also be familiar with migraines.
Headaches Not Uncommon with Lupus
A person with lupus has an immune system that attacks the body itself. It can lead to a variety of health concerns, including headaches.
When It's More Than a Migraine…
Suffering from migraines can significantly impact an individual's quality of life. It's not hard to imagine that migraine sufferers may be at risk for depression as well.
When Headaches Are a Sign of Poisoning
As the winter months approach and people spend more time inside, hospitals might begin to see more and more cases of carbon monoxide poisoning.