Items Tagged ‘headache’

Understanding Headaches in Children

October 1, 2018

Understanding Headaches in Children

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Children can suffer from headaches, just like adults do. More than 90 percent of children and teens will have experienced at least one headache by the time they turn 18 years old. We label child headaches as: Primary headaches, which include tension headaches, migraines and something known as new daily persistent headaches Secondary headaches, […]

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Tags: headache, headaches in children, migrane, pediatrician, tension headache, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


A breakthrough for migraine sufferers

August 14, 2018

A breakthrough for migraine sufferers

By uclahealth uclahealth

Close to 100 million Americans have chronic headaches. Nearly 40 million of them have migraines. And the majority of migraine sufferers are women. In fact, the World Health Organization suggests 20 percent of all women suffer from migraines (compared to only 8 percent of men). “Migraine is the third-most common of all disorders on the […]

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Tags: brain activity, diziness, headache, migrane, migrane therapies, nausea, neck pain, UCLA Neurology


Ask the Doctors - Can peanut allergies now be prevented?

March 8, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can peanut allergies now be prevented?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: When it’s our turn to bring team snacks to the kids’ weekend soccer games, the most challenging part is accommodating so many allergies, especially to peanuts. Is it true that there’s now a way to keep children from getting a peanut allergy in the first place? Food allergies among kids are a fact […]

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Tags: allergies, allergy, asthma, breathing problems, children, diet, digestive upset, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, eczema, food allergies, headache


How to manage and prevent spreading the flu

February 2, 2018

How to manage and prevent spreading the flu

By uclahealth uclahealth

February is typically a peak month for flu activity. The flu is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus, which can lead to serious illness or even death. Vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend patients over 6 months old get the flu […]

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Tags: CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, cough, fatigue, fever, flu, flu prevention, flu symptoms, Flu vaccine, headache, runny nose, sore throat


Over-the-counter pain relievers: Which one is right for you?

May 11, 2017

Over-the-counter pain relievers: Which one is right for you?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Before you reach for an over-the-counter (OCT) pain reliever to treat your headache or sore back, review your options. While these drugs are generally safe, they also have a number of side effects. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors (NSAIDs) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors, such as ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen, relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation. They can […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, arthritis, backache, brain inflammation, cold symptoms, gastrointestinal bleeding, headache, liver damage, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors, NSAIDs


Healthy travel tips

May 10, 2017

Healthy travel tips

By uclahealth uclahealth

Part of ensuring you have a great summer vacation is staying healthy during your trips. Follow these three wellness tips to keep illness at bay during your travels. Update your vaccines: Ask your doctor if your vaccinations are up-to-date for the following: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP) Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) Varicella (chickenpox) Polio Influenza (seasonal […]

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Tags: Caribbean, CDC, chickenpox, chikungunya, DEET, dengue, diphtheria, DTaP, fever, headache, hepatitis a, influenza