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Ethical approval for bloodless surgery

The ethics committee of the South African Medical Association has granted approval for research into a revolutionary new form of completely bloodless surgery.

Homeopathic remedies for headaches

Homeopathic products are often overlooked when you've got a blinding migraine or throbbing headache, but if you know how to use them you might never need a painkiller again.

How not to treat a migraine

If you're taking over-the-counter medicines for migraines, there's a good chance you're setting yourself up for more headaches down the line.

Migraine management

If you suffer from migraine headaches, the Mayo Clinic suggests you try these techniques to help you cope with the pain.

Headache costs mount over time

The costs of permanently treating headaches and migraines climbs over time in cases where a patient either does not seek out treatment timeously.

Help for migraine sufferers

Migraine is a complex issue that cannot be fully addressed via e-mail. I recommend that you visit a medical doctor trained in complementary or alternative medicine.

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Dr Elliot Shevel - Founder and Medical Director - The Headache Clinic, (Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town) South Africa. The Headache Clinic is a multidisciplinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Primary Headaches and Migraines. Dr Shevel is also the main author of all scientific publications generated by his team. Tertiary Education - Dr Shevel holds both Dental and Medical degrees, and practises as a specialist Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgeon.
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