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If you get [regular / regularly] headaches, you are not alone. A new report says half of [them / us] suffer from them. Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology looked [on / at] 357 different studies on headaches from 1961 to 2020. The report was [published / publishing] in "The Journal of Headache and Pain". The studies were [mainly / manly] from rich countries. They included information [on / in] general headaches, migraines, and headaches from [tense / tension] . The researchers said that 52 per cent of people in the study suffered [from / for] some form of headache every year. The [leader / lead] researcher, Lars Jacob Stovner, was surprised that the numbers were so big and that [so / such] many people got headaches.

The researchers found that women are more [likely / liked] to get headaches than men. They said 17 per cent of women get migraines, compared [at / to] 9 per cent of men. Six per cent of women get headaches [in / on] 15 or more days a month, while the [numeral / number] is three per cent for men. Mr Stovner said: "What is [clear / clarity] is that overall, headache disorders are [highly / high] prevalent worldwide and can be a great pain." He said more people are [get / getting] headaches, saying: "The data does suggest that headaches and migraine rates may be [increase / increasing] ." Stovner added that more research was [needy / needed] . He said it was important, "to analyze the different causes of headaches...to target prevention and [treat / treatment] more effectively".

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