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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Why Migraine Treatment Sometimes Fails

    Nov. 7, 2003 -- The success or failure of migraine treatment with the most commonly prescribed migraine medications may depend on timing. New research shows that in order for triptan-based drug therapy to work effectively in relieving migraine pain, the drugs must be taken early during the migraine

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  10. Plastic Surgery for Migraines?

    Oct. 28, 2003 -- Plastic surgery can relieve migraine headache pain, a controversial study suggests. The technique could help at least half of all migraine sufferers, claims Bahman Guyuron, MD, clinical professor of plastic surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Guyuron is medical

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