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New guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) advises that over a million people in Britain are suffering from chronic headaches due to overuse of painkillers, as reported in the Guardian:

“Patients with frequent tension-type headaches or migraines can get themselves into a vicious cycle, where their headaches are getting increasingly worse, so they take more medication which makes their pain even worse,” said Martin Underwood, a GP and professor of primary care research at Warwick medical school, who chaired the guideline development group.

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