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Headache on the left side: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
In this article, we look at the causes of headaches on the left side, including underlying conditions, symptoms, treatments, and when to see a doctor.


Body clock gene variations may lead to stress migraines
New research finds that two variants of the so-called CLOCK gene, which regulates our circadian rhythm, combined with financial stress may cause migraines.


Five ways to cope with migraine
Migraines can be debilitating, making life more difficult for people who experience them frequently. What are some treatments and preventive approaches?


Allodynia: Causes, types, and treatment
Allodynia is when pain is experienced despite there being no obvious cause for pain. Learn about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.


Five vascular diseases linked to one common genetic variant
Genome-wide association studies have implicated a common genetic variant in chromosome 6p24 in coronary artery disease, as well as four other vascular diseases: migraine headache, cervical artery...


Migraines could be predicted with new stress model
A migraine can appear from seemingly nowhere, putting you out of action for hours. Scientists are working on ways to predict the approach of these hassles.


Controlled temperature change inside ear can prevent migraines
The application of gentle cooling and warming currents inside the ear canal can provide relief for migraine sufferers, new research at the University of Kent has helped show.


Colorado tick fever: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention
What is Colorado tick fever and what are its causes? Learn how Colorado tick fever is diagnosed and how ticks can be removed safely.


Sinus infections: Are they contagious?
Are sinus infections contagious or not? In this article, learn how to diagnose a sinus infection, how to prevent it, and how to manage symptoms.


Cannabinoids could prevent migraine, study finds
Researchers have found that a combination of THC and CBD - two of marijuana's active compounds - is as effective as existing drugs for preventing migraine.


Study: Exposure to light causes emotional and physical responses in migraine sufferers
Researchers identify novel connections between neurons in the eye and neurons in the brain.People experiencing migraines often avoid light and find relief in darkness.


Can daith piercings help with a migraine? What the experts say
What is a migraine, what is a daith piercing, and could one help with migraines? Learn about alternative treatments for migraines including acupuncture.


Hemiplegic migraines: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
Often confused with a stroke, hemiplegic migraines are a rare form of migraine. Learn about the motor weakness and visual disturbances they may cause.


Dehydration headaches: Signs, treatment, and prevention
Headaches are a common cause of pain but what is a dehydration headache? Learn about the symptoms, causes, and how to treat a dehydration headache.


Headache behind the ear: Signs, causes, and treatments
A headache behind the ear can be caused by a number of things, including dental problems, nerve injury, and infection. Learn more in this article.


Why do some images cause seizures while others do not?
New research examines why some static images - that is, without any motion or flicker - can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy.


Chronic migraine severity reduced with investigational drug
In a phase IIb study, an investigational drug called eptinezumab led to a significant reduction in the severity of chronic migraine.


Ice pick headaches: Symptoms, causes, and treatment
In this article, learn about ice pick headaches and what causes them. Are there similar headache disorders and what is the suggested treatment?


Being either overweight or underweight may increase risk of migraines
A new meta-analysis finds a link between body mass index and migraine risk. Weighing either too much or too little may increase the risk of migraines.


Biological basis of 'atypical' chronic fatigue syndrome revealed
A new study examines the biological evidence for chronic fatigue syndrome and finds two different subgroups of the condition: atypical and classical.


Examining whether migraine is associated with cervical artery dissection
A new study published online by JAMA Neurology examines whether a history of migraine is associated with cervical artery dissection (CEAD), a frequent cause of ischemic (blood vessel-related)...


Researchers aim to cure headache during flight
Many people suffer from pain when they fly but that may soon be a thing of the past.


New treatment provides instant relief for children with migraine
Researchers find an interventional radiology method to be effective, minimally invasive, and safe in treating children with recurrent migraines.


Migraine could be treated with electrical stimulation patch
Researchers have found that a wireless, electrical stimulation patch may be just as effective as triptan medications for alleviating migraine.


Headache far more common stroke symptom in children than adults
Headaches were present in nearly half of all children older than 3 years of age having a stroke. Headaches were most common in children with specific forms of blood vessel abnormalities.