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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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Alternative Therapies for Headaches

What medicine should you reach for if you are unsatisfied with conventional medicine? Learn more about medicine therapies that can treat severe headaches in this article.


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 »

The Achy Stuffy Sinus Quiz

 The Achy Stuffy Sinus Quiz

A range of everyday things can cause your sinuses to throb. How much do you know about sinuses and what makes them hurt? Test your sinus knowledge. 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 Quiz

 Headache Quiz

This headache quiz will test your knowledge about this common ailment. See how you score on this headache quiz from Discovery Health. See more »

Mysterious Headache Quiz

 Mysterious Headache Quiz

Headaches that occur frequently can be a sign of a serious condition. Take this quiz and test your knowledge of headache pain. 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 »