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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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