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New drug halves previously untreatable migraine attacks

New drug halves previously untreatable migraine attacks

A new drug offers fresh hope to the millions of people living with treatment-resistant migraine. The compound, called erenumab, has proven successful in people who had been failed by up to four previous preventative treatments. People with chronic migraines may soon find relief in a new drug. The new study was led by Dr. Uwe […]

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What does a right-sided headache mean?

What does a right-sided headache mean?

Many people experience headaches on the right side of their head only. The pain may be accompanied by other symptoms, including fatigue, nausea, and visual disturbances. Almost 50 percent of adults each year report headaches, making them among the most common health complaints. Read on to learn more about headaches on the right side of […]

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What causes dizziness when bending over?

What causes dizziness when bending over?

Feeling dizzy when bending over is a common occurrence. Most causes of dizziness or lightheadedness are not serious, although some causes may require medical attention. A person should see a doctor if the dizziness is frequent or severe enough to interfere with daily activities. A doctor will be able to help a person determine and […]

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What does a headache on top of the head mean?

What does a headache on top of the head mean?

A headache on top of the head may be worrying but, in many cases, it is not a cause for concern. However, there are several different types of headache, and each may have its own trigger in different people. People have muscles and nerves that can contribute to a headache, and they may need to […]

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Why does my head feel heavy?

Why does my head feel heavy?

A person’s head weighs quite a few pounds, made up of the skull, brain tissue, and other matter. And, sometimes, holding up the head can feel like a heavy task. In a neutral or upright position, the average adult head weighs between 10 and 12 pounds, according to the journal Surgical Technology International. However, there […]

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What to know about frontal lobe headaches

What to know about frontal lobe headaches

Several types of headache involve frontal head pain, and identifying the type experienced can help to determine the best treatment. Pain in the front of the head is sometimes described as a frontal lobe headache. According to the National Institute of Health, more than 9 out of 10 people will experience a headache at some […]

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Why do I feel both tired and dizzy?

Why do I feel both tired and dizzy?

Fatigue is described as an extreme physical and mental tiredness that does not go away with rest or sleep. Dizziness can refer to lightheadedness, unsteadiness, or vertigo. Both symptoms result from a number of health states and conditions, only some of which are serious. Here, we look at five common causes of dizziness and fatigue. […]

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What is this pain in the back of my head?

What is this pain in the back of my head?

A headache can be either the main reason for pain or a secondary symptom of problems in another part of the body. There is not always an explanation for why primary headaches occur, and the cause and location of the pain can vary. This article looks at five of the most common causes of pain […]

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What to do about a sinus headache

What to do about a sinus headache

Sinus headaches affect the area around the nose. They usually follow an infection and cause pain across the bridge of the nose and the cheeks. They can also be the result of allergies. Sinuses are spaces in the bones of the face. There are four pairs across the cheeks, bridge of the nose, and above […]