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    1. Migraine With Aura Ups Heart Risk

      July 18, 2006 -- Older women who have migraines with visual disturbance -- known as aura -- have an increased risk of dying from heart attack and stroke, although women who suffer from other types of migraines do not, new research shows. Women aged 45 and older who had the "aura" type of migraine al

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    2. Soldiers in Iraq Have More Migraines

      June 23, 2006 -- U.S. combat soldiers in Iraq are more than twice as likely to suffer migraine headaches as the general American population. That news was reported by a military doctor at the 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society in Los Angeles. While about one in seven Ame

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    3. Improve Sleep Habits to Cut Migraines

      Pay attention to your sleeping habits and you'll lessen the odds and intensity of migraine headaches, say researchers. The idea sounds almost too simple, and headache specialists have long advised their patients to heed what they term "good sleep hygiene." But a study by a University of North Caroli

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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