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Headache

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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First Migraine-specific Drugs Show Promise in Studies

The first drugs specifically targeted to prevent migraines could be available as soon as 2018.

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.

4 Occupations Prone to Sinus Trouble

For most people, sinuses are only really a problem in the spring and fall, when allergies, colds and flu take over. But for an unlucky few, sinus pressure and pain come with the job.

Why do sinus problems get worse during air travel?

Throw some germy surfaces into a mix of dry air and a pressurized cabin, and you have a recipe for sinus misery.

Understanding Sinus Congestion

When your sinuses are clogged and you can't breathe, it might help to know how those cavities work. Over-the-counter decongestants help, too.

10 Types of Headaches and How to Combat Them

Headaches are common maladies, but that's no comfort when you have one. From inflamed sinuses to drinking too much wine, the cause of your headache can determine how to combat it. But don't reach for your pills just yet -- they might make it worse.

What should I know about narcotic analgesics?

Learn about narcotic-analgesics in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

What should I know about anticonvulsants?

Learn about in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

What should I know about ergot alkaloids?

Learn about ergot alkaloids in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

What should I know about analgesics?

Learn about analgesics in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

What do I need to know about lithium?

Learn about lithium and headaches in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

How do my sleep and rest patterns affect my headaches?

Learn about sleep and headaches in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

What should I know about other antidepressants?

Learn about antidepressants in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

What should I know about SSRIs?

Learn about selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

How do I safely use medications to manage symptoms?

Learn about headache medications in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

What should I know about beta-blockers?

Learn about beta blockers in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

What should I know about NSAIDs?

Learn about NSAIDs in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

MRI and CT Scans for Diagnosing Headaches

Learn about MRIs and CT scansion this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

Blood Tests for Diagnosing Headaches

Blood tests are ordered for many reason such as artery inflammation, infection, or abnormal protein. Check out to types of blood test and common uses.

EEG or Electroencephalograph for Diagnosing Headaches

If your headaches lead to fainting or loss of consciousness, you might consider an EEG to check for possible brain damage. Learn about the benefits and effectiveness of EEG.

What are the different types of headaches?

Learn about different types of headaches in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

What are rebound headaches?

Learn about rebound headaches in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

What are hormone-related migraines?

Learn about hormone related migraines in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

What should I tell the doctor about my headache symptoms?

Learn about headache symptoms in this article, plus get facts, common causes, and treatment for headaches.

Could food additives cause my migraines?

If you experience frequent migraines and headaches, food additives in your favorites foods could be the cause. Learn about facts, common causes, treatment for headaches.

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