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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Acupuncture May Be Useful for Migraines

      May 3, 2005 -- Study after study has shown acupuncture to be effective in treating a host of different ailments, but new research is raising questions about why the ancient Chinese practice works. Patients in the study suffering from frequent migraine headaches got better when treated with acupunctu

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    8. Headaches Increase as Weight Increases

      April 14, 2005 (Miami Beach, Fla.) -- The possibility of getting chronic daily headaches may be another reason for watching your weight. A new study shows that excess weight may increase the frequency and severity of headaches. "Obesity is a risk factor for chronic daily headaches," says Marcelo E.

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    9. Migraines With Aura Tied to Heart Disease Risk

      Feb. 22, 2005 - Migraine sufferers have twice the heart disease risk as nonsufferers, especially if the migraine is accompanied by an aura, new research shows. The study appears in the current issue of the journal Neurology. One-third of migraine sufferers have what's known as aura -- fleeting visua

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    10. Migraines Raise Stroke Risk

      Feb. 3, 2005 (New Orleans) -- Two new studies show migraine headaches, particularly ones that affect vision, are a risk factor for stroke in young people. Steven Kittner, MD, MPH, tells WebMD that a migraine with some type of visual change increases a woman's risk of having a stroke by 25% to 70%. K

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