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  1. Migraines and Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have migraines have a greater risk for heart disease, but their genes may not be to blame for the connection, new research suggests. Scientists looked at two large studies that pinpointed genetic variat

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  2. New Drugs May Prevent Migraines Before They Start

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Competing teams of researchers are closing in on a new class of drugs that can prevent chronic migraines by interrupting the chain of events thought to create the headaches. The drugs target a biochemical called calcit

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  3. Many With Migraines Given Narcotics, Barbiturates

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with migraines, including children, get ineffective and potentially addictive drugs for their pain, two new studies suggest. In one, researchers found that more than half of adults with migraines had been presc

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  4. Pregnancy Often Leads to Changes in Migraines

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer from migraines may notice changes in their headache patterns when they're pregnant, experts say. For example, many women will have fewer migraines during pregnancy. "If you suffer from migraine, there's a g

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  5. Lifestyle Tips to Manage Migraines

    Brian Carter, 41, had his first migraine in his 20s. "I worked from home, and I'd try to keep working but couldn't," he says. "I'd get nauseous. Doing anything felt painful, so I'd lie down and put a pillow over my head." Sound familiar? If you're one of the 36 million Americans who get migraines, y

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  6. Migraine or Sinus Headache?

    Headache pain along with a stuffy, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. Sounds like a sinus headache, right? Think again. More than 4 out of 5 people who think they have a sinus headache with symptoms like pain in the head, stuffy nose, and watery eyes actually have migraine headaches. "It's such a wi

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  7. Migraine, Carpal Tunnel May Be Linked

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Carpal tunnel syndrome appears to increase risk for migraine headaches, and migraines may make it more likely that you'll also have carpal tunnel syndrome, new research suggests. The study is the first to find a link betw

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  8. Nerve Treatment Via Nose Promising for Migraines

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A procedure that delivers the anesthetic lidocaine (Xylocaine) directly to nerves in the back of the nasal cavity appears to offer significant relief to migraine sufferers, preliminary research indicates. Early findings sugge

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  9. Study Rates Migraine Medications

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The best medications to use if you suffer migraine headaches are listed in a new study. Researchers reviewed recent scientific literature and concluded that a number of classes of drugs were effective for treating acute m

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  10. Treatments for Tension Headaches

    Medicine, stress relief, and keeping up a healthy lifestyle are some of the best ways to treat and prevent your tension headaches. Your first step is to make sure you've really got a tension headache. Usually it causes tightness or pressure in a band-like area around your forehead and head. The pain

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