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Q:Who suffers more frequently from migraine headaches: Men or women?
A:Migraines are more common in women.
Q:What is the most common type of headache?
A:The most common type of headache is tension headache, or tension-type headache (TTH).
Q:Which type of headaches involves the trigeminal nerve?
Q:Fever is a symptom of migraine headaches. True or false?
Q:What causes sinus headaches?
A:Sinusitis, or the inflammation of the sinuses, is what causes sinus headaches.
Q:Migraine, tension, and cluster headaches are considered to belong to which category of headaches?
A:The primary headache disorders include migraine, tension-type headache, and cluster headache.
Q:Cluster headaches are more common in smokers. True or false?
Q:What is the trigeminal nerve?
A:The trigeminal nerve is one of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves that begin at the base of the brain.
Q:A migraine sufferer may also possibly suffer from cluster headaches. True or false?
Q:The "worst headache of your life" may be a symptom of what life-threatening infection?
A:The "worst headache of your life" may arise due to a medical emergency, like hemorrhage within the brain or meningitis, inflammation of the coverings of the brain and spinal cord.
Q:With regard to headaches, the term "bilateral" best describes which type of pain?
A:Bilateral refers to being present on two sides.
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