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Headaches Center

  General Overview

The term "headache" refers to head pain. There are several different types of headaches. The causes of a headache vary depending on the type of headache.

Types of headaches:

  InDepth

Find answers in our in-depth report on headaches:

  Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
  Living With Headaches
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In her own words: living with chronic migraines

Read about one woman's struggle with chronic migraine headaches.

Kids get headaches, too

Learn how you can help your child deal with headaches.

Understanding migraine headaches

Twenty-three million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. Learn about the causes and triggers of migraines, and what you can do to prevent and treat them.

  Treating Headaches
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The benefits and risks of aspirin

Is aspirin the new wonder drug? It’s been around for centuries to treat aches and fever, but recent research suggests that aspirin may have potent powers beyond curing a headache or hangover.

Picking a pain reliever: which one should you take?

Your local drugstore probably has an entire aisle (or at least half of one) devoted to nonprescription pain relievers, such as aspirin, Tylenol (acetaminophen), Advil (ibuprofen), and so on. But which one should you take to stop that headache?

  Special Topics

Sexual headaches: from ecstacy to agony

Imagine getting an explosive headache just as you reach orgasm! Here's why it happens and what to do if it happens to you.

  Related Conditions
  Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
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