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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


What causes dizziness when bending over?
Feeling dizzy or lightheaded when bending over is a common complaint. Many of the causes of dizziness are not harmful, such as low blood pressure or a medication. It can also indicate treatable conditions, including anemia, hypothyroidism, and inner ear infections. Learn more about the causes and when to see a doctor.


What does a headache on top of the head mean?
Headaches strike different areas of the head. One of these areas is on the top of the head. Learn here what a headache on the top of the head means, and about 11 different types of common headaches that can cause pain on top of the head. Plus find out about other more serious causes and what to do when one strikes.


Why does my head feel heavy?
The weight of the head can seem heavier sometimes, which may have a variety of causes. Learn more about the treatments and when to see a doctor here.


What to know about frontal lobe headaches
Several types of headache can cause pain at the front of the head. Read on to learn more about causes, ways to find relief, and when to see a doctor.


What are the effects of meningitis? 22 symptoms
Many people recover from meningitis with proper medical treatment, but some people may have lifelong effects. Learn about how meningitis affects the body.


Why do I feel both tired and dizzy?
Several conditions can cause both fatigue and dizziness. We take a look at five, and discuss other symptoms and treatments for each condition.


What is this pain in the back of my head?
Learn about five causes of pain in the back of the head. We also look at the triggers and treatment options for each of these headache types.


What to do about a sinus headache
A look at sinus headache, a condition where the area around the nose becomes painful. Included is detail on home remedies and the potential causes.


What causes a buildup of pressure behind the eyes?
In this article, we look at reasons for feelings of pressure behind the eye, including a migraine or sinus infection. When should you see a doctor?


Migraine a 'risk factor' for cardiovascular disease
People who experience migraine may be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and heart attack, a new study reveals.


What different types of headaches are there?
Learn about some different primary and secondary headaches, including their causes and triggers. For each, we also examine the available treatment options.


Migraine relief: Prediction system may help to prevent pain
A team of Spanish-based researchers has simulated a migraine prediction system that may drastically improve the lives of people living with migraines.


Can apple cider vinegar cure a headache?
Headaches are a common complaint for many people. There are many natural remedies available, including apple cider vinegar. Does it work?


Can you get a headache from sugar?
Rapid swings in blood sugar levels from to eating too much sugar or too little sugar can sometimes cause headaches. Learn more in this article.


What is an intractable migraine?
Learn all about status migrainosus, a severe and long-lasting migraine that lasts for longer than 3 days. It is also known as intractable migraine. Symptoms include intense throbbing, nausea and vomiting, aura, and changes of consciousness. Medications that may help include anti-nausea drugs to prevent dehydration.


What is a vestibular migraine?
A vestibular migraine is a type of migraine that involves dizziness and vertigo. As with other migraines, triggers may include stress, caffeine consumption, sleep factors, lighting, and hormonal influence. Symptoms can last from 5 minutes to 72 hours. Treatment is available, but preventing exposure to triggers is key.


Migraine breakthrough: New drug halves attacks
In a phase III clinical trial of people with episodic migraine, a drug called erenumab was found to cut the number of monthly migraine days by over half.


Could a spinal fluid test help to diagnose migraine?
After finding a link between higher levels of sodium in cerebrospinal fluid and migraine, researchers suggest it be investigated as a means of diagnosis.


What you need to know about occipital neuralgia
Occipital neuralgia, or a tension headache, is when a headache begins in the back of the neck or head and then spreads to behind the eyes, forehead, and scalp. It can be very painful, and the person may become sensitive to light. Find out more about how it differs from other headaches, and about causes and prevention.


Five common causes of early morning headache
Many people wake up with a headache in the morning. It can be related to anxiety, sleep problems, or a health issue. Learn about a number of causes of early morning headaches and how to treat them. Many of these headaches are preventable with some lifestyle changes, but others will need medical assistance.