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    1. Do Your Sleep Habits Trigger Migraines?

      If you suffer from migraines, you may want to pay more attention to your sleep habits. That's the message from several studies which show that sleep problems, like insomnia, may actually trigger migraines. Migraines begin when hyperactive nerve cells send out impulses to blood vessels, causing them

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    2. Are Migraine Sufferers Sexier?

      If you're a migraine sufferer, sex may be the last thing on your mind -- especially when painful migraine symptoms force you to seek solitude in a dark, quiet room. Yet new findings suggest that sex may be linked to migraines and headache relief. According to a study published in the journal Headach

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    3. Migraine Sufferers Have Different Brains

      Nov. 19, 2007 -- Researchers have identified specific differences in the brains of migraine sufferers linked to the processing of sensory information, including pain. In earlier research, Harvard Medical School investigators used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show structural differences betwee

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    4. Nasal Spray May Ease Cluster Headaches

      Aug. 28, 2007 -- The prescription nasal spray Zomig, which is used to treat migraines, may ease cluster headaches. That's according to a new study published in today's edition of the journal Neurology. Cluster headache, which is a severe type of headache disorder, affects less than 1% of the public,

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    5. Stroke Risk Linked to Some Migraines

      Aug. 9, 2007 -- Some migraines may increase young women's odds of having a stroke, according to a new study. The study -- published online today in the journal Stroke -- comes from experts including Leah MacClellan, MSPH, and Steven Kittner, MD, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Ba

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    6. Woman’s Brain Wired for More Migraines

      Aug. 8, 2007 -- Women may get more migraines than men because their brains are quicker to release the trigger that begins the migraine cycle. Women are three times as likely as men to suffer from migraine headaches, and a new study suggests the reason may be that their brains are faster to activate

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    7. Poorer Teens May Get More Migraines

      July 2, 2007 -- Poorer teenagers may be more likely to suffer from migraine headaches than richer teens. Genetics play a big part in determining the risk of developing painful migraine headaches, but a new study suggests that family income may also play a role in migraine risk. "Possible factors ass

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    8. Harry Potter Has Migraine Headaches?

      June 29, 2007 -- Harry Potter, the fictional character known worldwide from author J.K. Rowling's books and the Harry Potter movies, likely has migraine headaches. That diagnosis comes from Fred Sheftell, MD, and colleagues. Sheftell works in Stamford, Conn., at the New England Center for Headache.

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    9. Migraines May Ease With Age

      June 8, 2007 -- Good news for most migraine sufferers: With age, you can expect to get fewer, less- painful migraine attacks that don't last as long, a new study from Sweden suggests. "It does seem that in most people migraine is not a progressive disease," says Carl Dahlof, MD, PhD, a neurologist a

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    10. Movie Headaches Vex Real-Life Doctors

      June 7, 2007 -- Pity the movie character that gets a headache. Chances are, his or her fate is grim, compared with most headaches real people get. So say three New York University neurologists, including Bert Vargas, MD, who presented their findings about on-screen headaches in Chicago at the Americ

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