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  1. Migraines With Aura Magnify Stroke Risk

    Nov. 20, 2002 -- Women who suffer from a migraine with aura are up to 10 times more likely to suffer a stroke, according to a new study. Auras affect about 15% of the estimated 28 million Americans who suffer from migraine headaches, according to the National Headache Foundation. Auras usually prece

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  2. Imitrex Relieves Menstrual Migraines

    Sept. 30, 2002 -- Imitrex may offer relief to the many women who suffer monstrous migraine headaches along with their monthly periods. Imitrex manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline funded two new studies conducted in Europe and North America. "These data offer hope to the large portion of women who experienc

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  3. Epilepsy Drug Fights Migraine

    Sept. 23, 2002 -- Migraine headaches are among the oldest known health complaints, but doctors are still learning new tricks to help people cope and even prevent the painful attacks. In fact, a new study suggests many migraine sufferers may find relief in a drug traditionally used to treat epilepsy.

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  4. New Drug Kicks 2nd Migraine Attack.

    June 25, 2002 -- Still seeking relief from those blasted migraine headaches? Your doctor now has another option, called Frova. It's been FDA approved for treatment of adult migraine attacks, and it can help prevent headaches from coming back -- at least in the short term, according to a study presen

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  5. New Drug Kicks 2nd Migraine Attack

    June 25, 2002 -- Still seeking relief from those blasted migraine headaches? Your doctor now has another option, called Frova. It's been FDA approved for treatment of adult migraine attacks, and it can help prevent headaches from coming back -- at least in the short term, according to a study presen

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  6. Help for Teen Migraines

    June 19, 2002 -- Teens are different from adults. So are their migraine headaches. A pilot study now finds that teens get relief from adult migraine drugs -- but nondrug treatment may work even better. Teen migraines tend to be shorter than those of adults. That's one reason it's been hard to prove

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  7. Botox Irons Out Tough Headaches

    June 18, 2002 -- Forty-nine-year-old Robin Beck had her first Botox injections earlier this month, and she has been on top of the world ever since. But unlike the thousands of baby boomers attempting to turn back the clock with Botox, Beck says she couldn't care less about wrinkles. What she wanted

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  8. Many Migraine Sufferers Don't Seek Help

    March 25, 2002 -- Despite a host of new prescription drugs that can treat and even prevent the onset of migraine, many of the 28 million Americans who suffer these excruciating headaches (that's 13% of the population) are not seeking medical attention. Richard B. Lipton, MD, from the department of n

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  9. Experimental Surgery Being Used to Treat Migraines

    March 19, 2002 -- Millions who suffer from recurrent migraines know all too well how painful and disabling the headaches can be. Victims are often forced to retreat to darkened bedrooms due to extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Throbbing pain is often accompanied by nausea or vomiting, and symp

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  10. Genetic Link to Migraine Found

    Feb. 26, 2002 -- If your migraines are preceded by a familiar visual signal, or aura, you may be able to blame your headaches on your parents. For the first time, researchers have found evidence that migraine with aura is a hereditary condition. The findings appear in the most recent issue of Americ

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