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  • Jul 2019

    What is kaleidoscope vision?

    When a person has kaleidoscope vision, it is because their brain has created a visual illusion of fractured or bright colors. Ocular migraine is what most often causes kaleidoscope vision, but this visual symptom can also indicate a stroke. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatments, and when to see a doctor here.

  • Jul 2019

    New drug relieves acute migraine in clinical trial

    The results of a large phase III trial show that the novel drug rimegepant can relieve pain and other symptoms of acute migraine with minimal side effects.

  • Jun 2019

    Is decaf coffee harmful to health?

    Decaffeinated coffee, or decaf, is similar to regular coffee but contains very little caffeine. Research suggests that drinking decaf is not harmful and may share some of the health benefits of regular coffee. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    What causes dizziness?

    Some common reasons for feeling dizzy include migraine episodes, low blood pressure, motion sickness, and stress. Resolving the underlying cause will usually improve the symptoms. Learn more here.

  • May 2019

    What causes dizziness when lying down?

    Dizziness while lying down, or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, has many causes, including head injuries, diabetes, and migraines. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    Caffeine content of different types of coffee

    Coffee is probably the most popular source of caffeine. The caffeine content of a cup of coffee can vary considerably depending on the brewing method, the type of bean, and the quantity of coffee grounds that a person uses. Learn how much caffeine different types and brands of coffee contain here.

  • Apr 2019

    Causes of morning nausea, aside from pregnancy

    Potential causes of nausea in the morning, aside from pregnancy, include low blood sugar, hunger, migraine, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes of nausea in the morning here.

  • Apr 2019

    Causes of a headache after crying

    Some people have migraine headaches, tension headaches, and sinus headaches after crying. This may be due to the physical and emotional response of crying. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    What to know about naproxen

    Naproxen is a common drug people use to treat pain and swelling. This article provides an overview of naproxen, including how it works, its uses, dosages, and possible risks and side effects.

  • Apr 2019

    Could this protein explain why migraine is more common in women?

    An animal study shows that certain nervous system responses to a protein that scientists have long known to play a role in migraine occur only in females.

  • Apr 2019

    What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?

    While most people experience a headache occasionally, migraine is a condition that causes severe head pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the differences here.

  • Mar 2019

    What causes blurred vision and a headache?

    Blurred vision and a headache occurring together can indicate several problems, from migraine to stroke. Learn about these and other possible causes in this article.

  • Mar 2019

    What can cause dizziness when waking up?

    Regularly waking up feeling dizzy can be a sign of an underlying condition. Possible causes of morning dizziness include dehydration, ear infections, low blood pressure, and medication side effects. Learn more about the causes of dizziness and when to see a doctor here.

  • Mar 2019

    What is an orgasm headache?

    Orgasm headaches are sudden, intense headaches that occur just before or during an orgasm. They are generally harmless and a person can often treat them at home. However, people who experience headaches during sex should see a doctor, as they can be a symptom of a serious condition. Learn more here.

  • 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

    ¿Cuál es la causa de las cefaleas?

    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.