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A Bad Headache & 5 Other Things That Can Be Cured By Sex

Have a pounding a headache? New research suggests skipping the painkillers and choosing a natural remedy: sex.

A study published in Cephalalgia, the journal of the International Headache Society, reveals more than half of migraine sufferers who had sex during an attack experienced an improvement in symptoms, and 20% were left without any pain at all.

Previous research has shown sex may be causing headaches, but neurologists say that because getting busy triggers the release of endorphins, which act on the central nervous system, intercourse is a natural way to reduce or abort headaches.

According to The Daily Mail, the hypothalamus region of the brain is active during a cluster headache, and the same area shows activity during orgasm.

So, what else can sex cure? Take a look at the list below and start treating your ailments.

1. Stress
. Need to relax?Look no further than the bedroom. In a Scottish study, men and women were placed in stressful situations and told to keep records of their sexual activity. People who had recorded having intercourse responded better to stress, reports Web MD. Read more…

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This is what I looked like yesterday in the office, my head ensconced in a scarf, attempting to cradle it slightly from the outside world and at least partially keep the bright light, noise and throbbing pain that is my migraine at bay. Oh, yes, my migraine. The twice or thrice monthly (at least) headache I suffer from that makes me want to d-i-e. It is large, and it is in charge.

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The Daily Squeeze: Male Breast Cancer, Acupuncture, And French Men

  • Men represent 1 percent of breast cancer cases, and a new study found that male mammograms and sonograms can be useful in making diagnoses. About 450 men in the U.S. die from breast cancer each year, according to the National Institutes of Health. [LiveScience]
  • “Ugly Betty” actor Mark Indelicato (he plays Betty’s nephew Justin) is working on a clothing line. He’s already started designing some dresses and also wants to do a line of jeans. You go, boy! [NY Mag]
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    The Daily Squeeze: A Headache Cure (Or Cause), Plasma TVs, And Britain’s Sex Drive

  • Sometimes sex can cure headaches and sometimes sex can cause headaches. Perhaps it depends on how good the sex is? [ABC]
  • A survey done by British electronics company Comet found that 47 percent of men (and 35 percent of women) would give up sex for six months in exchange for a 50″ plasma TV, illustrating the fact that both men and women know what’s important in life—owning really nice things! [Easier.com]
  • The British Health Department is launching a contraceptive drive today to decrease unwanted pregnancies, pushing for the use of longer-term anti-pregnancy devices like injections and implants. Sure, this might save money on unwanted pregnancies, but these contraceptive methods don’t protect against STDs. [AHN]
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