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Relief for Headaches in Kids

Study shows what may cause frequent headaches.

There could be a simple remedy for kids with frequent headaches. Researchers at Tel Aviv University studied 30 kids 6 to 19 years old who often had headaches.

They split the kids into four groups based on the number of hours they typically chew gum each day. Then, they told the kids to stop chewing gum for a month. Results show 26 out of 30 in the study had improvements in their headaches. Nineteen said their headaches disappeared.

Researchers think overuse of the temporomandibular joint, which helps your lower jaw move, may cause the headaches, or it could be the aspartame in the gum, but more studies are needed.

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