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  1. Hope for Preventing Menstrual Migraine

    July 27, 2004 -- For women who get migraines, these disabling headaches are especially common and intense around the time of menstruation. But two new studies in this week's Neurology offer new insights that may help ease their suffering -- one that better identifies what days menstrual-induced migr

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  2. Migraine Drugs Pose Little Heart Risk

    July 22, 2004 -- Drugs like Imitrex and Zomig are safe for millions of women who need migraine relief. But for those at high risk of heart disease, think twice about taking them, a new study shows. Both Imitrex and Zomig belong to a class of drugs called triptans and are highly effective in cutting

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  3. Weather Change Can Bring on Migraine

    June 10, 2004 -- Weather forecast: cloudy, with chance of migraine. You won't likely see that forecast in your local weather report. But a new study shows that changes in the weather mean migraine headaches for some people. And it may affect half of all migraine sufferers. The report comes from Marc

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  4. 9 in 10 Sinus Headaches Really Migraines

    June 10, 2004 -- Got a bad sinus headache? Odds are, it's really a migraine. If your head hurts, does it really matter what you call it? Yes, says headache specialist Eric Eross, DO, associate consultant in neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. People spend lots of money on over-the-coun

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  5. Migraines Create Financial Headaches

    May 11, 2004 -- Talk to anyone who's had them: Migraines are costly. The quality-of-life costs are enormous. So is the impact on the pocketbook. In fact, a migraine sufferer's family total health-care costs often run 70% higher than families without a migraine sufferer, a new study shows. It is the

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  6. Panel: Triptans Safely Relieve Migraine Pain

    May 5, 2004 -- As many as four out of five people who suffer from painful migraines could benefit from treatment with a class of drugs known as triptans, according to a new report. But as little as one in five migraine sufferers actually get the drugs. A panel of headache experts found that the pote

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  7. Fighting Food-Related Headaches

    Crunching numbers at the Congressional Budget Office might give most of us a headache. But for budget analyst Geoff Gerhardt, the problem is munching, not crunching. According to his calculations, ham plus cheese equals a classic migraine. "It's like being hit by a truck," says Gerhardt, who has had

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  8. Acupuncture Eases Migraine Headache Pain

    March 15, 2004 -- Acupuncture may provide lasting relief from the pain of chronic headaches, such as migraines, according to a new study. Researchers found that compared with standard medical care, acupuncture offers substantial benefits in preventing headaches and improving the quality of life for

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  9. Migraine Linked to Brain Lesions

    Jan. 27, 2004 -- Severe migraine headaches may cause long-term damage to the brain, a new study suggests. The findings may change the way we think about migraines, say study researchers Mark C. Kruit, MD, of Leiden University, Netherlands, and Lenore J. Launer, PhD, chief of the neuroepidemiology se

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  10. Morning Headaches Linked to Depression

    Jan. 12, 2004 -- Frequent morning headaches may be a sign of more than just poor sleeping habits. A new study shows that chronic morning headaches are frequently associated with depression and anxiety disorders. Researchers say waking up with a headache has traditionally been associated with sleep d

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