Sugar is added to many different foods.
The negative effects are likely caused by the same mechanisms behind why sugar makes us feel so good.
People suffering from long-term effects of COVID-19 face uncertainty about the nature of their symptoms and how long they might last.
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Researchers are piecing together clues to better understand the puzzling array of symptoms in those who never seem to fully recover from COVID-19.
Bad weather and humidity can both cause headaches.
Barometric pressure headaches are often the result of pressure changes in our sinuses.
When headaches strike, many people reach for a painkiller. Probing the reasons behind the pain is often a better idea.
Chronic stress can lead to inflammation, which can result in physical symptoms as well as mental health symptoms.
Itchy skin? More aches and pains? Unusual rash? Headaches? Pimples? If you’ve been experiencing unusual physical symptoms recently, the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic may be the reason.
Attacks can last from 15 minutes to a couple of hours, several times a day.
Our study found that many GPs aren’t even aware of cluster headache, and often give patients the wrong treatment.
Reading problem or problem with the lights?
But there is an answer.
Tens of millions of people worldwide suffer from migraines, according to the World Health Organization.
Many migraine headaches are triggered by certain foods. Recently, a lot of attention has focused on gluten. An expert explains how a piece of bread can cause pain in your head.
A brain freeze is an intense ‘squeezing’ sensation on your head.
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There are several different science ideas around why, but the answer may have something to do with what happens when we cool down the roof of our mouth.
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In one sense, the brain feels no pain. In another sense, it feels all the pain.
A study found the headache went away when participants were given decaf but didn’t know.
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We’ve all experienced that tense pain in our heads when we’re withdrawing from caffeine. But why?
Pain from migraine headaches is a major cause of disability. A new drug could prevent them, in some cases.
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A new preventive drug for migraines was approved recently by the FDA. Here’s how it works, and how others in the pipeline might be able to help the millions who suffer from migraines.
When a pain signal gets to the brain, it lets your brain know there’s a big problem so we can respond.
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In short, pain medicine is able to block the processes that cause the feeling of pain. To understand why, you need to know a bit about how pain works.
That flicker in the corner of your eye isn’t your imagination.
Little does this woman know what happens to her brain when she licks the ice cream.
It’s a long, hot summer’s day and you’re looking forward to an ice cream. But within seconds of your first bite, you feel a headache coming on: a brain freeze. What’s going on?
Migraine is a severe, often debilitating headache that can affect sight and speech.
Triptans are a group of drugs targeted at alleviating the symptoms of migraine, a severe and often debilitating headache disorder that can affect sight and speech.
Childhood migraine has been found to be associated with early stress.
Many adults who have a lifelong problem with migraines first experience them in childhood or adolescence.
If the only liquid you consume is alcoholic, you’ll become dehydrated, especially in warmer climates.
Why does drinking too much leave you feeling so rotten?
Tension-type headaches feel like a dull or heavy, non-pulsating band of pain, usually on both sides of the head.
Nearly every second person in the world had a headache at least once in the past year. But these can feel very different, depending on which of the nearly 200 types of headache you have.
Scientists have discovered a group of genes that predispose people to migraine.
Researchers have identified four new genes linked to the most common form of migraine, in a discovery that could eventually aid in the development of treatments for the debilitating attacks. A team of…