headaches affect more than one in two people worldwide




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Thursday April 14, the health journalist Frédérique Prabonnaud is present on the set of 12/13. She talks about headaches, which more than half of the world’s population suffers from.

According to a Norwegian study, more than half of the world’s population suffers from headaches. In details: 26% suffer from tension headaches, those that give pressure or tightness in the head, 14% have migraines. And for 5% of the population, the headaches return at least 15 days a month.“Frederique explains. prabonnaudhealth journalist, present on the set of 12/13, Thursday, April 14.

To achieve this result, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology compiled more than 350 studies, published between 1961 and 2020. “Almost 58% of women suffer from it compared to less than 45% of men. Especially for hormonal reasons.“, continues the journalist. The most affected are between 10 and 19 years old and the headaches become more frequent with puberty. However, they are less present after 65 years.

The Norwegian study in the Journal of Headache and Pain

the website of Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The website of the French Society for the Study of Migraines and Headaches

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