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Veterans Prone to Headaches

While Veterans’ Day reminds us to honor the brave soldiers who fought so hard for our country, lets not forget that many of them are still fighting in a different way today. A new study from the University of California, San Diego, suggests that veterans who suffered physical injuries or developed post-traumatic stress disorder after combat in Iraq or Afghanistan may suffer recurrent headaches.

According to the study, which surveyed 308 veterans, those who had suffered combat injuries were at greater risk of developing migraine headaches.

PastaQueen Runs to Benefit the National Headache Foundation

Although author Jennette Fulda had the will power to lose half her body weight, she did not have the magic power to get rid of the headache that she has had for over a year and a half.

Tired of the pain and countless treatments, Fulda, whose online alias is “PastaQueen,” decided she needed to take action.

Causes of Headaches in College Students

Many people experience headaches, often due to triggers related to their age, gender, health and overall lifestyle. College students are no different. In fact, these young and seemingly healthy individuals often lead lifestyles that put them at a very high risk for headaches.

Nearly all headaches experienced by college students are tension-type headaches. A tension-type headache causes non-throbbing, frequently bilateral pain.

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