Category: Headaches (migraines)

Head Off Headaches

Nearly everyone gets headaches. Yet no one knows how to prevent them. A new study suggests that cutting back on salt may help. Researchers analyzed data from the 2001 DASH-Sodium trial, which had assigned 390 people with high...

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A Headache

The problem:  A severe headache may make you worry about a brain tumor, which may make you think you need a CT scan. But that’s rarely true. Most people who seek medical help for head pain have tension headaches or...

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Butterbur:  A review of 293 people with migraines showed that butterbur reduced the frequency of migraine attacks after people took it for 3 to 4 months.  The compound petasin in the plant is thought to be super...

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What it is A recurrent throbbing headache, often in one side of the head, frequently accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines may include a stage called aura, which is marked by...

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Headache Danger Signs

Seek immediate medical help if your headache: Strikes suddenly and is severe. Is a new-onset headache that lasts longer than 24 hours. Follows a head injury or other trauma. Is brought on by exertion. Hurts much more than any...

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Headache Triggers

Tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches can be prevented by avoiding things that might cause them. Those can include: Stress Lack of sleep Wine or other alcohol Certain foods, such as chocolate and aged cheeses...

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