Here's why you have a headache — and how to prevent the next one

Here's why you have a headache — and how to prevent the next one

There's a sound so frequent and familiar in my home, I know it like I know the click of a key in the front door. It's the low squeak of the opening of the medicine cabinet, followed by the rattle of a jumbo sized bottle of pills. A few times a week, at least one person in my house has got a headache. Do you, too, have a headache right this minute, even as you read these words? Odds are good that you do. In April, a narrative review from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and published in The Journal of Headache and Pain revealed that each and every day "15.8% of the world's population had headache, and almost half of those individuals report a migraine (7%)." The …
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