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

By Alia Hoyt

Relieving sinus pressure isn't rocket science, but when your head's clogged up, it can feel just as important.

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.

By Dave Roos

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

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.

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.

By Tom Scheve

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

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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.

By Terry Mason

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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.

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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

By Terry Mason

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.

By Terry Mason