News tagged with headaches
A headache or cephalalgia is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It can be a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and neck. The brain tissue itself is not sensitive to pain because it lacks pain receptors. Rather, the pain is caused by disturbance of the pain-sensitive structures around the brain. Several areas of the head and neck have these pain-sensitive structures, which are the cranium (the periosteum of the skull), muscles, nerves, arteries and veins, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses and mucous membranes.
There are a number of different classification systems for headaches. The most well-recognized is that of the International Headache Society. Treatment of a headache depends on the underlying etiology or cause, but commonly involves analgesics.
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The government has halted a study testing treatments for a condition in the brain that can cause strokes. Early results suggest invasive therapies are riskier than previously thought.
Cardiology May 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The majority of patients undergoing endoscopic brow-lift are happy with the outcome and would recommend the procedure, according to research published online May 9 in JAMA Facial Plastic Su ...
Surgery May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
An epidemic of dengue fever has broken out in oil-rich Angola for the first time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Wednesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Pregnant women who struggle with migraine headaches should never use medicines containing the ingredient valproate because they can lower the IQ scores of their children, the U.S. Food and Drug ...
Medications May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A dengue fever outbreak in the Pacific islands of New Caledonia has killed three people, officials said Friday, after the World Health Organization raised alarm over the spread of the virus.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0