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How to handle a headache
Intermittent tension-type headaches may seem like a consequence of everyday life. Yet you can minimize and even prevent them.
Tension-type headaches can be annoying, but they can often be nipped in the bud by using nonprescription pain relievers.
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Compared to migraines, tension-type headaches are a mere annoyance. They tend to be relatively mild and usually aren't accompanied by nausea or oversensitivity to light or sounds. Yet they can occasionally disrupt your day, making it difficult to concentrate on work or enjoy leisure pastimes.
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