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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Could Sleep Hormone Help Migraine?

    Nov. 29, 2001 -- Is melatonin the answer for chronic migraine sufferers with insomnia? Tantalizing new data suggest that it may help. Chronic migraine is when the disabling headaches occur on more than 15 days each month. Nobody's sure what causes them, or why they are so frequent. A Brazilian resea

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  7. Does Exercise Trigger Your Migraines?.

    July 2, 2001 -- If exercise sets off your migraine headaches, here's a tip. Warm up -- go for a leisurely walk -- for 10 minutes before starting any strenuous exercise. According to a new study, it might just prevent those horrendous, delayed-reaction headaches from ever occurring. "We speculate tha

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  8. Arthritis Drug May Help Migraines

    June 29, 2001 -- Migraine sufferers: More options for relief are in sight. An arthritis drug is showing great promise in treating and reducing the frequency of migraine attacks -- and with few side effects. Three studies looking at the relatively new drug Vioxx -- an anti-inflammatory used to treat

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  9. You're Right, Weather Can Trigger Migraines!

    June 27, 2001 -- Do you swear the weather causes your migraines? You're not alone. Many migraine sufferers blame weather fronts and barometric pressure changes -- although doctors have probably not taken their claims seriously. But a new study shows there is something to the claims -- that a variety

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  10. Migraine Sufferers Find Relief in Artistic Expression

    June 11, 2001 -- Eyes closed, hands covering her face, the woman is clearly suffering -- the pain of her migraine preserved forever on canvas. "Painting is a very powerful medium, a powerful tool to express emotions," says Tiffany Slayburgh of Knoxville, Tenn. Two acrylic works by Slayburgh won firs

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