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  1. Seasonal Changes and Cluster Headaches

    The changing of seasons can trigger cluster headaches, which happen one or more times a day for a few weeks or months. Cluster headaches are common in the fall and spring, when we adjust our clocks for daylight saving time. They're also common in January and February, when the days are short, and in

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  2. Treating Your Migraine Headache

    You've got lots of choices to ease your painful migraine. Your doctor will want to find out more about the timing and strength of your headaches before suggesting a treatment plan for you. Anne H. Calhoun, MD, partner and co-founder of the Carolina Headache Institute in Chapel Hill, NC, suggests you

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  3. How to Treat Mild Headache Pain

    When you have a headache, there are many ways to get relief. Act fast and you can keep your headache from getting worse. Many tension headaches, which are triggered by stress, fatigue, anxiety, and anger, can be stopped in their tracks with store-bought painkillers. Try one of these: Acetaminophen A

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  4. Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who experience migraine headaches may be at heightened risk for the form of facial paralysis known as Bell's palsy, a new study finds. According to background information in the study, between 11 and 40 people pe

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  5. No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study should reassure the millions of American women who have migraine: The debilitating headaches don't raise the risk for breast cancer. "There is no association between migraine and breast cancer risk," s

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  6. Reduce Stress to Prevent Headaches

    Want to nip your headache in the bud? Try one of these stress-busting techniques. "Poor sleep increases the body's stress response," says Jason D. Rosenberg, MD, director of Johns Hopkins Headache Center. Getting enough shut-eye can keep headaches at bay. Try for 7 to 8 hours a night and stick to a

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  7. Tension Headaches

    You don't have to let tension headaches get in the way of work or play. Medicine and stress relief can help. Here's how to know when you've got one and how to get relief. People often describe it as a pressing or tight band around their head. "Experts originally called it a tension headache, because

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  8. Noninvasive Devices May Help Migraines, FDA Says

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new prescription devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may provide some relief for people with migraine headaches who don't tolerate migraine medications well, according to a new stud

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  9. Food Triggers for Migraines

    There are all sorts of things that can trigger migraines. For some people, it might just be lunch. Studies have proven only a few foods, or substances in foods, seem to bring on headaches in a lot of people.  "I don't recommend a particular diet to anybody with migraines. But if somebody says, 'Anyt

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  10. Migraines in Middle Age, Parkinson's Risk Later?

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Migraines in midlife may be associated with increased odds of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders in later years, new research suggests. The study, which did not prove a cause-and-effect link b

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