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  1. 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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  2. Reduce Stress to Prevent Headaches

    Want to nip your headache in the bud? Try one of these stress-busting techniques. "Poor sleep increases the body's stress response," says Jason D. Rosenberg, MD, director of Johns Hopkins Headache Center. Getting enough shut-eye can keep headaches at bay. Try for 7 to 8 hours a night and stick to a

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  3. Noninvasive Devices May Help Migraines, FDA Says

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new prescription devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may provide some relief for people with migraine headaches who don't tolerate migraine medications well, according to a new stud

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  4. Food Triggers for Migraines

    There are all sorts of things that can trigger migraines. For some people, it might just be lunch. Studies have proven only a few foods, or substances in foods, seem to bring on headaches in a lot of people.  "I don't recommend a particular diet to anybody with migraines. But if somebody says, 'Anyt

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  5. Migraines in Middle Age, Parkinson's Risk Later?

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Migraines in midlife may be associated with increased odds of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders in later years, new research suggests. The study, which did not prove a cause-and-effect link b

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  6. Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cosmetic eyelid surgery involving specific nerves may do more than improve your looks -- the procedure may also provide migraine relief for some, according to new research. The technique involves making incisions in the

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  7. 5 Important Lifestyle Changes for Migraine Patients

    Jennifer Metzger, a 40-year-old attorney and mom of two young daughters in northern New Jersey, has battled migraines since she was 10. "Back then, they didn't call them migraines," she says. "My mom always said that I was 'prone to headaches.'" Over the years, Metzger says she's tried pretty much e

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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