Kids and headache

Learn about headaches and migraine risk in children in this section and discover some of the signs, symptoms, causes and treatments available. Read more about kids and headaches here.

Headaches may precede strokes in kids

Parents should think twice before dismissing their children's headaches since a new study suggest that migraines may be the forerunner of strokes in children.

When exams become a headache

Headaches have become a regular occurrence for students around this time of year and many of the feel vulnerable when dealing with this problem.

Brain freeze

Have you ever wondered what triggers an ice cream headache? Have a look at this simple explanation.

Migraines in pregnancy

Pregnant women should take extra care when treating headaches and migraines. Health24's Headache Expert has advice.

Make exams less painful

Students are so overwhelmed by the pressure of assignments and exams that they completely forget about the effect this is having on their health.

Depression-migraine link

Researchers might have found a link between migraine headaches and the risk of major depression and the two seem to exacerbate each other.

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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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