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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.

Hangover Headaches

A hangover headache is a throbbing, pounding misery. Get tips and advice on how to cure a hangover in this article.

More than 45 million Americans suffer from recurrent headaches. Learn more about causes, symptoms and treatments of headaches. Learn about facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches. See more »

Cluster headache treatment can help you feel better. Learn great information on treating your cluster headaches from Discovery Health. See more »

Migraine headache pain is no fun. Learn about what you can do about migraine headache pain in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Hangover headaches can be avoided with these helpful tips. Learn more about hangover headaches from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Knowing when to see your doctor about headaches can prevent unnecessary visits. Learn when to see your doctor from Discovery Health. Learn about facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches. See more »

Why do we get headaches?

Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints, but why do we get them? Find out what causes headaches and what the types of headaches are. See more »

What causes an ice cream headache?

Ice cream headaches are caused by a constriction of blood vessels in the roof of your mouth. Learn about ice cream headaches. See more »

Alternative and complementary therapies are nontraditional forms of headache treatments. Get facts about alternative therapies from Discovery Health. See more »

Headaches can make simple every day task seem impossible. Learn more about headaches in the article from Discovery Health. See more »

Medications are generally the first form of headache treatment recommended by doctors. Learn more about medications from Discovery health. See more »