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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Seasonal Changes and Cluster Headaches

    The changing of seasons can trigger cluster headaches, which happen one or more times a day for a few weeks or months. Cluster headaches are common in the fall and spring, when we adjust our clocks for daylight saving time. They're also common in January and February, when the days are short, and in

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  6. How to Treat Mild Headache Pain

    When you have a headache, there are many ways to get relief. Act fast and you can keep your headache from getting worse. Many tension headaches, which are triggered by stress, fatigue, anxiety, and anger, can be stopped in their tracks with store-bought painkillers. Try one of these: Acetaminophen A

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  7. Treating Your Migraine Headache

    You've got lots of choices to ease your painful migraine. Your doctor will want to find out more about the timing and strength of your headaches before suggesting a treatment plan for you. Anne H. Calhoun, MD, partner and co-founder of the Carolina Headache Institute in Chapel Hill, NC, suggests you

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  8. 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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  9. Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who experience migraine headaches may be at heightened risk for the form of facial paralysis known as Bell's palsy, a new study finds. According to background information in the study, between 11 and 40 people pe

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  10. No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study should reassure the millions of American women who have migraine: The debilitating headaches don't raise the risk for breast cancer. "There is no association between migraine and breast cancer risk," s

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