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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Headaches Are Often a Family Affair

    Nov. 2, 2005 -- When one person gets a headache, the family may feel the pain, a new survey shows. The survey was conducted on the web site of the nonprofit National Headache Foundation. More than 300 people took part. Most were women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. The results show that headaches

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  6. Acupuncture May Ease Impact of Headaches

    Oct. 14, 2005 -- Adding acupuncture to standard medical treatment may improve the quality of life for people who suffer from frequent headaches, according to a new study. A new study shows that people who suffer from headaches most days of the month, a condition known as chronic daily headache, fare

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  7. Snorting Carbon Dioxide May Relieve Migraines

    Sept. 27, 2005 (San Diego) -- Snorting carbon dioxide may help to relieve the throbbing pain of migraine headaches. In a new study of 77 migraine sufferers, 30% who sniffed carbon dioxide were pain-free two hours later, compared with only 9% of the 75 people given a placebo. "The amount of relief pr

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  8. Acupuncture May Help Tension Headaches

    July 28, 2005 -- Acupuncture may help tame tension headaches. German researchers tested acupuncture on 270 adults with tension headaches. Some patients got traditional acupuncture. Others got "minimal" acupuncture, with needles placed superficially at nonacupuncture points. A third group went on a w

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  9. Botox May Help Some Migraine Patients

    June 23, 2005 -- Botox may cut the number of migraine headaches in some patients. That's what researchers told members of the American Headache Society at their annual meeting in Philadelphia. Botox is famous for smoothing out wrinkles. The new study shows that its effects may be more than skin deep

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  10. Acupuncture May Be Useful for Migraines

    May 3, 2005 -- Study after study has shown acupuncture to be effective in treating a host of different ailments, but new research is raising questions about why the ancient Chinese practice works. Patients in the study suffering from frequent migraine headaches got better when treated with acupunctu

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