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Learn more about headaches and migraines and find out how to treat and prevent splitting headaches and migraine pain.

Does a headache mean I have a brain tumour?

Whether you wake up with a headache or suddenly develop an excruciating pain behind the eyes, your first thought might be that it's a brain tumour. An expert weighs in and gives us some reassuring information.

Can weather cause headaches?

Most of us know that some foods, lifestyle choices and even exercise can lead to migraines and headaches. But, few of us realise that the weather can also trigger headaches.

Interesting headache facts

Most of us get headaches at one time or another - and they're not pleasant. How many of these facts did you know?


This is the most common type of vascular headache.

Are your headaches linked to your thyroid?

The findings of a new study suggest that people with migraines are particularly susceptible to hypothyroidism. However, it doesn't prove that one condition causes the other.


For one in ten people, a headache is an excruciating experience that might herald some serious disorder.

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Headache expert

Dr Elliot Shevel is a South African migraine surgery pioneer and the founder and medical director of The Headache Clinic in Johannesburg, Durban and 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. He recently won a high level science debate in which he was able to prove that the current migraine diagnosis and classification is not based on data. Tertiary Education - Dr Shevel holds both Dental and Medical degrees, and practises as a specialist Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgeon. Follow the Headache Clinic on Twitter@HeadacheClinic.

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