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  1. FDA Pulls 15 Migraine Drugs off Market

    March 1, 2007 -- The FDA today announced that it has ordered 15 unapproved migraine drugs containing ergotamine off the market. These prescription drugs, though used to treat migraines, haven’t been reviewed by the FDA for safety and efficacy. This does not affect the most commonly prescribed migrai

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  2. Children May Outgrow Migraines

    Oct. 30, 2006 -- A majority of adolescents with migraines either stop having headaches or develop less-severe ones as they reach adulthood, new research shows. Of the 55 children studied, 40% had remission by their early 20s, while 20% shifted to less troubling tension-type headaches, according to t

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  3. Migraine Remedy Aids Cluster Headaches

    Sept. 11, 2006 -- A nasal spray used to treat migraine headaches may also provide relief from painful cluster headaches. Researchers found Zomig nasal spray safely and effectively relieved the severe and rapid pain associated with cluster headaches. Cluster headaches are a type of headache that recu

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  4. Migraine Prevention Rare in Women

    Sept. 8, 2006 -- More than 28 million American women get migraines, but only 3% to 5% of them seek preventive therapy. In fact, migraines are more common among American women than type 2 diabetes diabetes, osteoarthritis osteoarthritis, or asthma asthma. So say Beverly Tozer, MD, and colleagues at t

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  5. Migraine, Depression Drugs Risky Mix

    July 19, 2006 -- Taking certain migraine drugs with some types of antidepressants may create a life-threatening condition, the FDA warns. The FDA's warning, issued today, focuses on migraine medications called triptans when taken together with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), or with

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  6. Migraine With Aura Ups Heart Risk

    July 18, 2006 -- Older women who have migraines with visual disturbance -- known as aura -- have an increased risk of dying from heart attack and stroke, although women who suffer from other types of migraines do not, new research shows. Women aged 45 and older who had the "aura" type of migraine al

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  7. Soldiers in Iraq Have More Migraines

    June 23, 2006 -- U.S. combat soldiers in Iraq are more than twice as likely to suffer migraine headaches as the general American population. That news was reported by a military doctor at the 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society in Los Angeles. While about one in seven Ame

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  8. Improve Sleep Habits to Cut Migraines

    Pay attention to your sleeping habits and you'll lessen the odds and intensity of migraine headaches, say researchers. The idea sounds almost too simple, and headache specialists have long advised their patients to heed what they term "good sleep hygiene." But a study by a University of North Caroli

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  9. Overweight Kids: Prone to Headaches?

    June 22, 2006 -- Overweight children and teens are more likely than thinner youngsters to have headaches, researchers reported at the 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society in Los Angeles. Headaches among overweight youngsters also tend to be more frequent, said Andrew D. He

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  10. Pulse Away Migraine Pain

    June 22, 2006 -- Migraine sufferers have long wished for a magic wand to wave away the pain before it becomes debilitating. Yousef Mohammad, MD, MSc, hopes he is studying the next best thing: a hand-held device about the size of a hair dryer that transmits magnetic pulses and aims to "short-circuit"

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