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    1. Sales of Zecuity Migraine Skin Patches Halted

      June 14, 2016 -- Sales of the migraine treatment skin patch Zecuity have been halted after patients reported suffering burns and scars where the patches were applied, Teva Pharmaceutical says.   The Israel-based company also said consumers with the disposable battery-powered patches should stop usin

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    2. Vitamin Deficiencies and Young Migraine Sufferers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many young people who suffer from migraines have vitamin deficiencies, new research finds. "Further studies are needed to elucidate whether vitamin supplementation is effective in migraine patients in general, and whether

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    3. Experimental Drug Acts Fast for Chronic Migraine

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may bring fast relief to people with debilitating chronic migraines, a new study finds. Preliminary trials had already found that the drug -- dubbed TEV-48125 -- can help prevent migraine attacks in peo

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    4. FDA Investigating Migraine Patch Skin Reactions

      June 3, 2016 -- The FDA is looking into the risk for serious burns and potential permanent scarring from a patch used to treat migraines, the agency said in a statement Thursday. The sumatriptan iontophoretic transdermal patch is called Zecuity. It's meant for a single use and is battery-powered. It

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    5. Exploring the Link Between Estrogen and Migraines

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are getting a better understanding of the link between estrogen levels and migraine headaches in women. A new study finds that for women who get these intense headaches, levels of the hormone estrogen drop mo

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    6. Women With Migraine and Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer from migraine headaches may have a slightly increased risk of heart disease or stroke, a new study suggests. "Migraine should be considered a marker for increased risk of cardiovascular disease, at least

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    7. Giving the 'Green Light' to Migraine Relief

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study sheds light -- literally -- on a potential means of easing migraine pain. Researchers in Boston exposed 69 migraine patients to different colors of light. They found that while blue light exacerbated headache p

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    8. 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 actually have a migraine. "It's such a widespread misconception," says Peter Goadsby, MD, who heads the University

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    9. Botox Can Be Used for Chronic Migraine: Experts

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Botox is a safe and effective treatment for chronic migraine and three other neurological disorders, an updated guideline from the American Academy of Neurology says. Long used to smooth wrinkles, botulinum toxin is made

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    10. What Are Tension Headaches?

      These are the most common type of headache. They can feel like pressing or a tight band around your head. "Experts originally called it a tension headache because they thought that the muscles were tight or tense," says Jason Rosenberg, MD, director of Johns Hopkins Headache Center. "It turned out t

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