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Everything you need to know about essential oils
Essential oils are the concentrated extracts of potentially beneficial plants, such as lavender and peppermint. Learn more about their uses and the possible risks here. (Medical News Today)

What is a neurologist?
Neurologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the nervous system. Here, learn about the conditions they treat and the procedures they perform. (Medical News Today)

What are the possible causes of neck pain?
There are many possible causes of neck pain, from muscle strain to spinal stenosis. In this article, we list more causes of neck pain, discuss their symptoms, and provide some home remedies. (Medical News Today)

What are migraine auras?
Migraine auras are sensory symptoms, including visual disturbances and physical sensations, that occur during or before a migraine episode. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about sugar detox symptoms
Sugar detox symptoms may feel unpleasant, but they are temporary and should subside after a few days. Learn about possible sugar detox symptoms and how to manage sugar withdrawal. (Medical News Today)

What to know about pressure in the head
Here, we describe causes and treatments for a feeling of pressure in the head. Some underlying issues, such as sinus infections, are common and easy to treat. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes left sided facial numbness?
Possible causes of left sided facial numbness include stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Bell’s palsy. Learn more about left sided facial numbness here. (Medical News Today)

Link found between chronic headache and back pain
A review of 14 studies found that people with persistent headache or back pain were about twice as likely to also experience the other condition. (Medical News Today)

What can cause a bump on the forehead?
People may have a bump on the forehead for many reasons. Learn about causes, their associated treatments, and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

Migraine may raise dementia, Alzheimer's risk
New research finds a 'significant' association between a history of migraine and various forms of dementia, and Alzheimer's disease in particular. (Medical News Today)

What is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo?
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition that commonly causes dizziness. Specific head movements may trigger symptoms, but people can usually treat BPPV with exercises and medication. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can acupressure relieve headaches?
Acupressure is a form of complementary or alternative medicine. Read about research on the efficacy of acupressure for headache, and learn some simple acupressure techniques to try at home. (Medical News Today)

What causes eyebrow pain?
There are many possible causes of eyebrow pain, including sinusitis, headaches, shingles, and glaucoma. Learn about these and other causes, as well as how to get relief, here. (Medical News Today)

What causes a persistent headache?
A persistent headache, or a headache that won’t go away, can have many causes. This article discusses common causes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

How many caffeinated drinks does it take to trigger migraine?
New research links drinking three or more caffeinated beverages, but not fewer than three, to the onset of migraine symptoms on the same day. (Medical News Today)

What to know about pantoprazole
Pantoprazole is a drug that can help treat conditions such as acid reflux and peptic ulcers. We look at pantoprazole’s uses, dosage, and side effects, and what to know before taking it. (Medical News Today)

Ocular migraine: Everything you need to know
People with ocular migraine experience migraine episodes with visual symptoms. These can occur with or without a headache. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

Study introduces 'the Big Bang Theory of migraine'
A new study finds a link between migraine and signs of early puberty. The scientists suspect that estrogen plays a key role in how migraine originates. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the side effects of Elavil
Elavil is a discontinued brand of the generic drug amitriptyline. Doctors may prescribe amitriptyline to treat depression and other conditions. Learn about the side effects here. (Medical News Today)

What is kaleidoscope vision?
When a person has kaleidoscope vision, it is because their brain has created a visual illusion of fractured or bright colors. Ocular migraine is what most often causes kaleidoscope vision, but this visual symptom can also indicate a stroke. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatments, and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

New drug relieves acute migraine in clinical trial
The results of a large phase III trial show that the novel drug rimegepant can relieve pain and other symptoms of acute migraine with minimal side effects. (Medical News Today)

Is decaf coffee harmful to health?
Decaffeinated coffee, or decaf, is similar to regular coffee but contains very little caffeine. Research suggests that drinking decaf is not harmful and may share some of the health benefits of regular coffee. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes dizziness?
Some common reasons for feeling dizzy include migraine episodes, low blood pressure, motion sickness, and stress. Resolving the underlying cause will usually improve the symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes dizziness when lying down?
Dizziness while lying down, or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, has many causes, including head injuries, diabetes, and migraines. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Caffeine content of different types of coffee
Coffee is probably the most popular source of caffeine. The caffeine content of a cup of coffee can vary considerably depending on the brewing method, the type of bean, and the quantity of coffee grounds that a person uses. Learn how much caffeine different types and brands of coffee contain here. (Medical News Today)

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