General headache issues

Learn more about headaches including hangover headaches and discover some useful headache facts.

How to handle headaches during the holidays

Holidays should be a happy time for families to enjoy outings, going to concerts and festivals, theme parks, or spending time in the sun at the coast. However these pleasures can be traumatic for many headache sufferers.

No more PC headaches

Is using a computer all day giving you real headaches? Here are 10 things you can do before you pack in your job.

No need for a hangover

With a holiday break at your door step, you may be planning to indulge in the bottle. Consider these preventative steps to avoid a holiday of headaches and hangovers.

Headache alert

The brain is your body’s control centre, and headaches are often the early warning system for other conditions such as sinus infections or flu.

Headaches and the workplace

Headache-related productivity losses are costing the economy millions or perhaps even billions of rand, says Health24's Headache Expert.

20 headache facts

Whatever the cause, headaches are a real pain. How many of the following facts did you know?

How to handle Ramadan headaches

Fasting can often lead to mild or moderate headaches but there are ways to manage this – Dr Elliot Shevel shares three ways to manage your headache without breaking your fast.

Back to school headache

Back to school means new teachers and new friends, and unknown territory regarding new work. Up to 80 % of headaches are caused by muscle tension triggered by stress

Headaches: The productivity killer

One in five employees at a company suffers from headaches that impair their ability to do their jobs effectively. Dr Elliot Shevel has advice.

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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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