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  1. Surgery Doubted as a Migraine Reliever

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine surgery is increasingly touted as a potential "cure" for the debilitating headaches, but researchers say the evidence just isn't there to support those claims. In an analysis of two studies on migraine trigger "deact

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  2. Season's Change Can Bring on Cluster Headaches

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 1 million Americans face the threat of cluster headaches since summer officially arrived, an expert says. That's because people's biological rhythms are linked with the Earth's rotation, according to Dr. Brian Grosb

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  3. Frequent Migraines Affect the Whole Family

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When a spouse, partner or parent has chronic migraines, the whole family suffers, a new study found. The research discovered that most chronic migraine sufferers report that their severe headaches have a big impac

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  4. Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes'

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who have migraines may be twice as likely to have "silent strokes," according to a new study. Silent strokes are symptomless brain injuries caused by a blood clot that disrupts blood flow to the brain

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  5. New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks a month, according to preliminary findings from a pair of clinical trials. The drugs, one given by IV and one by injection, are part of

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  6. Too Many Unneeded Brain Scans for Headaches, Study Suggests

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too many patients are getting unnecessary brain scans for headaches, and that use is growing, according to a new study. Since most headaches are benign, guidelines have recommended against routine MRIs or CT scans. Yet

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  7. Migraines and Sex

    Migraines, like other chronic illnesses, can put a real damper on intimacy. To keep the spark alive, couples may need to strengthen other parts of their relationship. "[Chronic] migraine can create strain, and if unspoken, create distance," says Rodney Shapiro, PhD, a family therapist and psychiatry

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  8. Identifying Food Triggers for Migraines

    As headaches go, migraines are in a league of their own. Migraines typically produce pulsating pain on one side of the head. That can lay you low for up to 72 hours. About 20% of people with migraines have headaches preceded by aura, which can include: Blinking lights Blurred vision Blind spots or z

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  9. FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraines

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first device aimed at preventing migraines. The device, called Cefaly, is a headband-like device that runs on a battery and sits across the forehead and over the

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  10. Power of Suggestion Revealed in Study of Migraine Drug

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of migraine sufferers suggests that what you're told when your doctor prescribes medication can influence your body's response to it. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Med

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