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  1. Migraine? Relief Is Heading Your Way

    June 11, 2001 -- You don't have to grin and bear it if you suffer the periodic, throbbing headaches known as migraines. New treatments -- and new ways to avoid the triggers that set an attack in motion -- mean relief for the vast majority of people. Even as drug companies and headache specialists ra

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  2. Headache? Take 3 Volts and Call Me in the Morning

    May 15, 2001 (Philadelphia) -- Talk about being wired: A 39-year-old man with severe, disabling cluster headaches that didn't respond to any available medications had his headaches completely disappear after surgeons implanted a slim wire into his brain and hooked it up to an electrical stimulator.

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  3. How to Get Past Tension Headaches

    May 1, 2001 -- Since headaches affect so many of us, we may just write them off as an unpleasant fact of life. Long-term, persistent tension headaches occur about every other day in 3% of women -- and in about half as many men -- and they interfere with work in almost half of sufferers. The best sho

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  4. Kids With Migraines: Drugs Not the Only Option

    Jan. 8, 2001 -- Kids do get migraines, and treating them can be a real headache for parents worried about possible side effects from prescription drugs that often haven't been properly tested in children. But there are options that don't involve drugs, and among them is a technique that combines rel

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  5. Headbands Can Relieve Headache Pain

    Nov. 29, 2000 -- Headbands that deliver heat, cold, or pressure may help relieve headache pain and shorten headache length among sufferers -- without the side effects of many medications, a new study suggests. The headband device used in the study is specially designed to produce pressure by pulling

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  6. Kids and Headaches: Is It All in Their Heads?

    Nov. 7, 2000 -- We all know that many -- if not most -- adults get headaches, but a lesser known fact is that an estimated one in five children between the ages of 5 and 17 suffer from them as well. That's more than 10 million kids in the U.S. with weekly -- if not daily -- pain, and those numbers s

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  7. Migraines Can Mean More Than Just Headaches

    Sept. 18, 2000 -- For those who push through the day despite migraines, it's not news that these sometimes severe headaches can seriously affect a person's quality of life, day-to-day functioning, and state of mind. Now, two new studies in the journal Neurology map out -- for the first time -- the f

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  8. Plastic Surgery May Stop Headaches Along With Frown Lines

    Aug. 25, 2000 -- Cosmetic surgery that banishes headaches as well as frown lines could be something to smile about. After having a "forehead lift," some patients with migraines have seen an unexpected benefit -- dramatic or even total headache relief, lasting up to four years or longer. "Before the

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  9. There's Help for Children With Headaches!

    Aug. 23, 2000 -- An antidepressant to prevent headaches? Absolutely! A new study shows that taking the antidepressant Elavil (amitriptyline) every day can help reduce the frequency, severity, and duration of pain in children who suffer from headaches regularly. According to Andrew D. Hershey, MD, Ph

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  10. A Headache Without the Ache

    Aug. 7, 2000 -- Cluster headaches affect about 1 million people in the U.S. and usually leave misery and frustration in their wake. However, the scenario may not play out this way all the time. Now, a case report of one man, which appears in the Aug. 8 issue of the journal Neurology, indicates that

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