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  • Jan 2019

    What are the benefits of CoQ10?

    The body needs CoQ10, or coenzyme Q10, to function correctly. In this article, we discuss the possible health benefits of CoQ10 supplementation, along with its safety and risks.

  • Jan 2019

    What is a cervicogenic headache?

    A cervicogenic headache is one that begins in the neck, but a person feels it in the head. In this article, we discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatments for cervicogenic headaches.

  • Dec 2018

    Cefaleas: Causas, tipos y tratamiento

    Este artículo presenta cinco tipos de cefaleas, los diferentes síntomas que presentan y la forma de tratarlos con medicación y remedios alternativos.

  • Dec 2018

    Type 2 diabetes: How do migraines affect risk?

    Women with current migraine have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared with those with no history of migraine, according to a large observational study.

  • Dec 2018

    19 natural remedies for a headache

    Headaches are a common complaint. Fortunately, there are many natural and home remedies a person can use to get relief. Learn about them here.

  • Nov 2018

    6 uses of Tiger Balm

    Tiger Balm is a popular home remedy for pain. It contains several active ingredients that may reduce swelling and numb the skin. Learn more about how to use Tiger Balm here.

  • Oct 2018

    What are the signs of ketosis?

    People who follow the ketogenic diet eat a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet to induce a bodily process called ketosis. There are several signs of ketosis that can indicate whether or not the diet is working. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2018

    What is sumatriptan?

    The sumatriptan oral tablet (Imitrex) is used to treat severe migraine headaches. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

  • Sep 2018

    Which foods help prevent migraines?

    Food is one of the possible triggers of migraines. As a result, some people who get migraines may benefit from eating or avoiding certain types of food. Learn more about the foods that could prevent, trigger, or relieve a migraine here.

  • Sep 2018

    Silent migraine: What to know

    A silent migraine is a type of migraine that does not cause pain. However, the other symptoms, including nausea and dizziness, may be debilitating. In this article, learn more about the symptoms of silent migraines, as well as what to expect in each phase of an attack. We also cover the causes and risk factors.

  • Aug 2018

    What is frontal sinusitis and what causes it?

    The sinuses are cavities that produce mucus. If a person has frontal sinusitis, the cavities just behind the eyes become inflamed, and the mucus cannot drain correctly. Infections, allergies, or long-term health issues may be responsible. Here, we examine the causes of frontal sinusitis and how treatments vary.

  • Aug 2018

    What are some tips for instant migraine relief?

    Many people experience intense forms of headache known as migraine. There are many potential natural remedies for migraines, including diet changes, yoga, and stress reduction. Other remedies, such as staying hydrated, can prove helpful for migraines. Learn more about the best natural remedies for migraines here.

  • Aug 2018

    Is it safe to mix aspirin and ibuprofen?

    Aspirin and ibuprofen are from the same family of drugs called NSAIDs. People should usually not take the two together. In this article, we discuss how to stay safe when taking aspirin and ibuprofen, what to do if you have taken both together by accident, and alternative medications that do not interact with NSAIDs.

  • Aug 2018

    Migraines are more common in women, but why?

    Migraines are disruptive, debilitating events, but what causes them remains unclear. Notably, they are more common in women, and a new study asks why.

  • Jul 2018

    Does magnesium relieve migraines?

    Many people use magnesium, which is a naturally occurring mineral, to treat and prevent migraine headaches, especially those with aura. In this article, learn about the effectiveness of magnesium and discover whether there are any side effects or risks. We also list some of the foods that contain magnesium.

  • Jun 2018

    What causes a headache with nausea?

    Headaches and nausea are common complaints. When the two symptoms occur together, a range of health issues may be responsible, including migraines, the flu, a cold, dehydration, food allergies, or too much caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol. Here, we explore the causes, treatment, and prevention of a headache and nausea.

  • Jun 2018

    Is it possible to prevent a hangover?

    A hangover is what some people experience the morning after an evening of heavy drinking. There are many supposed hangover cures, but few are proven. Here, we look at nine evidence-based ways to prevent a hangover, including drinking in moderation, eating, staying hydrated, and avoiding chemicals called congeners.

  • Jun 2018

    What does having both chest pain and headache mean?

    When someone has chest pain and a headache at the same time, the causes are usually unrelated. However, some conditions can cause both symptoms. We explain these conditions here. We also discuss when chest pain and a headache might be due to issues relating to the heart or blood pressure, and when to see a doctor.

  • May 2018

    How to make and use a cold compress

    A cold compress is a chilled or frozen object, often a piece of cloth. A person can apply one to the body to relieve pain, swelling, and fever. In this article, learn how to make a cold compress and when to consider using one. We also examine risks and what to keep in mind when trying this form of home care.

  • May 2018

    What is Eagle syndrome?

    Summary description Eagle syndrome is a form of nerve pain that causes people to experience a dull, throbbing ache around the face and throat. It can be caused by an unusually long bone below the ear and can often be treated successfully with surgery. We look at the symptoms and treatments of Eagle syndrome.

  • Apr 2018

    Can CBD oil help with migraines?

    Some researchers suggest that cannabidiol (CBD) oil can treat a range of complaints and conditions. While CBD is a compound in cannabis, the oil cannot get a person high. In some people, it may relieve pain associated with migraines. Here, learn about the potentially healthful properties of CBD oil and how to use it.

  • Apr 2018

    Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain?

    The 20-20-20 rule says that after spending 20 minutes on the computer, a person should spend 20 seconds looking at an object 20 feet away. This may help to prevent eyes from becoming dry or watery. Here, learn why the 20-20-20 rule is effective. We also describe other ways to protect the eyes from digital strain.

  • Apr 2018

    New drug halves previously untreatable migraine attacks

    A new compound, called erenumab, was found to be successful in treating migraines for which other treatments had previously failed.

  • Apr 2018

    What does a right-sided headache mean?

    A person can experience a headache in many areas of their head, including the right side. Causes may include migraines or cluster headaches, but there are also other causes, including allergies. Treatment depends on the cause. The article offers some tips for quick relief, such as cold compresses and drinking water.

  • Apr 2018

    Thunderclap headache caused by the world's hottest chili pepper

    A new study explores the 'unusual' case of the man who ate the hottest chili pepper in the world and experienced thunderclap headache as a result.