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From minor tension headaches to severe migraines, the articles in this section explain what's behind your headache and how it can be effectively -- and safely -- treated.

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10 Tips for How to Relieve Sinus Pressure

 10 Tips for How to Relieve Sinus Pressure

Relieving sinus pressure isn't rocket science, but when your head's clogged up, it can feel just as important. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

4 Occupations Prone to Sinus Trouble

 4 Occupations Prone to Sinus Trouble

Most people have to deal with sinus problems a few times a year, but for some it comes with the job. Learn about occupations prone to sinus problems. See more »

Why do sinus problems get worse during air travel?

 Why do sinus problems get worse during air travel?

Many travelers experience sinus problems, especially in the air. Learn why sinus problems get worse during travel in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Understanding Sinus Congestion

 Understanding Sinus Congestion

How much do you understand sinus congestion? Learn about sinuses and what causes sinus congestion in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

10 Types of Headaches and How to Combat Them

 10 Types of Headaches and How to Combat Them

10 types of headaches and how to combat them are discussed by HowStuffWorks.com. Find out what makes a headache and what you can do to prevent it. See more »

Headache Exercises

 Headache Exercises

Headache exercises can help ease debilitating tension headaches. Learn about the source of this pain and headache exercises for relief. See more »

Headaches 101

 Headaches 101

Headaches are a frequent pain (literally) for many. What causes headaches, and can they be prevented? Are primary or secondary headaches more dangerous? See more »

Migraines Overview

 Migraines Overview

Migraines affect the lives of between 12 and 24 million Americans. Find out why migraines are so greatly underdiagnosed. See more »

Heal Your Sinuses

 Heal Your Sinuses

Healing your sinuses can have a positive effect on your life. Learn more about healing your sinuses from Discovery Health. See more »

Food and Headaches

 Food and Headaches

The relationship between food and headaches will surprise you. Learn more about food and headaches from HowStuffWorks. See more »