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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Epilepsy Drug May Reduce Daily Headaches

    Dec. 22, 2003 -- New research suggests that the epilepsy drug Neurontin is effective for preventing chronic daily headaches, but headache experts contacted by WebMD remain unconvinced. In the Australian study, patients with chronic daily headaches treated with Neurontin had 9% fewer headache days pe

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  10. Taking the Pain Out of Migraine Treatment

    Dec. 4, 2003 (New York) -- People who treat their migraine attacks as they strike rather than using preventive therapy may unwittingly be making matters worse by overusing pain medications. New research shows that people who suffer from migraines may actually increase the frequency and severity of t

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