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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Migraine Sufferers: Are They Sexier?

    June 14, 2006 - A headache has long been the classic excuse to say "no" to sex. But if your partner suffers from migraines, you may hear that excuse less often. Why? Migraine sufferers have stronger sexual desire than people who get only normal tension headaches, report Wake Forest University resear

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  4. Is Your Migraine Treatment Working?

    If you're battling frequent migraines, relief is in sight. It's possible to reduce the number of headaches by one-half, maybe more. In recent years, doctors have discovered that certain drugs -- found among epilepsy epilepsy, blood pressure, anti-inflammatory, and antidepressant medicines -- can red

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  5. Kids' Headaches: Link to Bad Behavior?

    May 9, 2006 -- Kids who have frequent migraines and other types of severe headaches are also more likely to have emotional, behavioral, and social problems, according to findings from the first-ever national study of headaches and mental health mental health among children. Researchers with the CDC

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  6. Prevention: The Future of Migraine Therapy

    Taking a shower hurts. Shaving hurts. Even your hair hurts when you're in the throes of a migraine headache. Until a few decades ago, people had little more than aspirin to fight the throbbing, debilitating pain of a migraine headache. Then, in the 1980s, researchers developed strong drugs to halt m

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  7. Don't Ignore Migraines in Teenagers

    April 5, 2006 (San Diego) -- If your teenager constantly complains of a headache, don't write it off as an excuse to skip a day of school or avoid the day's chores, Florida researchers advise. A nationwide study of 18,714 adolescents aged 12 to 19 shows that migraine headaches in teenagers are commo

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  8. Head Off Pain

    Your head feels tight, the pressure builds, and pretty soon pain is all you can think about. Hello, headache. You're having one of the recurring tension or cluster headaches that afflict 45 million Americans every year, according to the National Headache Foundation. Another 29 million suffer from mi

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  9. Acupuncture, Drugs Both Help Migraine

    March 1, 2006 -- Acupuncture may be as good as prescription drugs in preventing migraines -- even if sham acupuncture is used, German researchers report. Their study, published in The Lancet's online edition, included more than 400 people who had two to six migraines per month. Participants got one

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  10. Kids' Sleep Woes, Headaches Linked

    Jan. 26, 2006 -- Sleep problems often go hand in hand with headaches for kids and teens, new research shows. Doctors from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., studied 200 children aged 6-17. Half of the children had chronic headaches (headaches on 15 or more days per month for at least three months)

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