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  1. Simple Lifestyle Changes May Ease Chronic Headache

    July 17, 2000 -- When is a headache more than just a headache? If you have had tension or migraine headaches at least 15 days a month for six months or more, you may suffer from a condition known as chronic daily headache (CDH). Although CDH affects only about 2% of the population, it can seriously

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  2. Got Migraines? See a Professional, Experts Advise

    -->Although negotiating your way through the healthcare maze can be a headache in itself, people who have recurrent, disabling headaches and think they may be suffering from migraines can help themselves by seeking the right professional care, headache experts say. Jill Lieberman, a 30-year-old Atla

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  3. Monday Is the Worst Day for Teens With Migraines

    July 6, 2000 (Montreal) -- Although you might be tempted to file this one in the "well, duh!" category, stick with us: Teen-agers suffer from migraine headaches most often on Mondays and least often on Saturdays and holidays, say neurologists who surveyed patterns of migraine in adolescents. They re

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  4. Migraine Treatment Getting Easier to Take

    June 27, 2000 (Montreal) -- Some migraine sufferers are at the end of their ropes. It's not so much that the medicine doesn't work, it's just that they can't bear the taste of the tablets or can't swallow them, or just can't keep them down. And then there are those who don't experience the relief th

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  5. Getting Headaches? You Can't Sleep on It

    June 26, 2000 -- The attacks can come on without warning -- a stabbing pain on one side of your head, intense pain in and around one eye, a stuffy nose -- and you usually feel worse when lying down. The pain usually lasts up to an hour and then disappears, only to return again. Doctors still don't k

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  6. Migraine Management Remains Elusive

    June 8, 2000 (Bethesda, Md.) -- Researchers have unlocked some of the mysteries of migraines, offering patients and their physicians the potential to better manage the literal headaches that the disorder brings. The National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) National Institute of Neurological Disorders

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  7. Biofeedback May Help Kids With Migraines

    May 26, 2000 -- Migraines: They're not just for adults. In fact, experts have estimated that up to 5% of children struggle with this granddaddy of headaches. Unfortunately, if parents have them, chances are good that their children will get them, too. While most children's headaches are not dangerou

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  8. Migraine Prevention? Scientists Teach an Old Drug a New Trick

    By Ed SusmanWebMD Medical News May 8, 2000 (San Diego) -- There is new hope for people who suffer from migraine headaches -- especially those who have frequent, disabling attacks. Two drugs used to treat seizure disorders like epilepsy have been found to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks, acc

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  9. Super-Sensitive Nerves Play Key Role in Migraine Pain

    April 27, 2000 -- Attention migraine sufferers: those weird pains aren't all in your head. A new study shows that when people say headaches makes their hair hurt, it's true. In fact, the painful sensitivity to even the slightest touch -- experienced by many or perhaps most migraine sufferers -- has

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  10. New Hope for Migraine Sufferers

    April 24, 2000 -- Her mother had migraines. Her sister has migraines. Hers are as predictable as her monthly cycle. Arlene O'Connor, RN, age 55, has been pushing through life -- getting through exhausting workdays -- despite having pounding, nearly incapacitating migraines since she turned 30. But n

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