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Painkillers are the Cause of Headaches, National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Reveals


9/20/2012 9:02:20 AM

We all get headaches from time to time and most of us reach for a painkiller when we do. But guidelines published on Wednesday by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) are warning that painkillers may be exacerbating rather than curing the problem. Solid evidence is hard to come by, but I wonder whether our modern lifestyles – with hours spent hunched over screens and mobiles clamped permanently to ears – may be contributing to the growing number of people, especially adolescents, who turn up at my GP surgery worried about their headaches.

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