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  • The government decides to decriminalize more than two-thirds of penal sections in the Companies Act
  • Muslim groups tell the Supreme Court that they want the Babri Masjid to be restored
  • Muslim groups claim that while they were asked questions in court, Hindus were not questioned
  • Postpaid mobile services restored in Jammu & Kashmir from today, but still no internet
  • Abhijit Banerjee, an Indian-American currently a professor at MIT, wins the 2019 Noble prize in economics jointly with two others
  • Industrial output slumps in August as the IIP shrinks by 1.1%
  • Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping watch a cultural show at the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram
  • J&K administration lifts the ban on entry of tourists in the Valley, but it remains doubtful how many will visit without being able to use mobile phones and internet
  • After Sena asks members to support the BJP candidate in Kalyan, 26 party corporators and 300 members resign setting off a crisis
  • The Centre sets up a 12-member committee to suggest systemic changes in the GST structure to improve compliance and collection, prevent misuse and evasion and rationalize rates and slabs
  • In line with the RBI outlook on the Indian economy, rating firm Moody's also downgrades growth forecast from 6.8% to 5.8% this year, saying the economy is experiencing a pronounced slowdown
  • HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh says the financial system in India does not offer foolproof security for misuse of the savings of the common man
  • Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh, promoters of Ranbaxy and Fortis, arrested for their role in Religare Finvest scam
  • Supreme Court says marriage can be dissolved if it has broken down irretrievably
  • DA of Central government staff hiked by 5% to 17%
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Tension Headaches Can Be Persistent, Take Good Care

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.
Has a flash headache ever spoiled your working day? We already see a lot of hands rising. It is common to have stress-related or tension headaches often, even once a week. These headaches occur when neck, shoulder, and scalp muscles become tense. They might last for a few hours and might even go away without any medical attention, but they act as mood spoilers and a person is often not able to work or relax for hours thereafter.

If you suffer from frequent tension headaches (more often than once or twice a week), these strategies show you how to get rid of a headache.

1. Basics First: Get the right amount of sleep at the right time. Do not tinker with your retiring time and getting up time too much. Instead of having two or three heavy meals, have several light meals and never skip a meal. Do not pile up work or rush things. Pace yourself to avoid stress and fatigue.

2. Relaxation Techniques: Regular practice of physical and psychological relaxation techniques can prevent tension headaches. You can apply a heating pad to your neck and shoulders to relax the muscles. Stretch and strengthen these muscles through regular exercise.

3. Biofeedback: A therapist attaches electrodes to your skin to detect electrical signals from your neck and shoulder muscles. He can then explain to you when you become tense and explain ways to relax your muscles in time to prevent them from tightening excessively and bring about a headache.

4. Medical Approaches: There are trigger points at the back of the neck or in the shoulders in some people who suffer from tension headaches. Usually, the application of a pain balm is enough to relieve the headache but sometimes a local anesthetic needs to be injected into these areas to kill the pain and prevent the headache from occurring again. There are a number of medications that can keep tension headaches at bay.

But if these headaches refuse to go away, it is best to seek medical attention. Self-medication for a prolonged period is never advisable and can lead to a worsening of the situation. If you have persistent headaches for more than a month, talk to your doctor.