Monday, April 04, 2011

WEGO Health Activist Prompt 4: Ludicrous Headlines


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There are tons of ludicrous headlines about migraine treatments and cures. In my opinion this is mostly because migraine is an extremely misunderstood condition. Often people think a regular headache is a migraine. Further, companies like Exedrin market their products as treatments for migraine despite the fact they only work on the pain and do nothing to help with the other common symptoms, such as sensitivity to light, sound, touch and smell, nausea, vomiting, etc.

I find it completely ludicrous to market Exedrin as a good treatment for migraine. I worry that people accept this at face value and don't seek out treatment through a doctor.

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