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  1. Having Both Migraines, Depression May Mean Smaller Brain

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Migraines and depression can each cause a great deal of suffering, but new research indicates the combination of the two may be linked to something else entirely -- a smaller brain. Already aware that people with migraines f

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  2. Drugs Can Sometimes Prevent Migraines, at a Cost

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- People with severe or frequent migraines often turn to drugs to prevent them. But do the medications work? A new review of preventive treatments shows there is not much difference in the effectiveness of commonly prescri

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  3. Colic May Be Linked to Childhood Migraine

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Although colic has always been considered a gastrointestinal illness, new research suggests that migraines might be to blame. The study, published April 17 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found the odds wer

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  4. Brain Differences Seen in People With Migraines

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer migraines may have certain structural differences in pain-related areas of the brain, a new study suggests. Using MRI scans, researchers found that in specific brain regions related to pain processing, migraine

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  5. Nerve-Stimulating Device Might Ease Migraines

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine sufferers in search of a non-medicinal alternative for relief may be encouraged by new Belgian research that suggests that 20 minutes a day of nerve stimulation might cut back on the frequency of attacks. The finding ste

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  6. Migraine Triggers May Not Always Trigger Migraines

    Jan. 23, 2013 -- Worrying about what may trigger a migraine attack adds to the discomfort of many people with migraines. But according to a new study from Denmark, much of that worry may be unfounded. The researchers studied the effect of light and exercise -- both commonly believed by patients to t

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  7. FDA Approves Skin Patch for Migraines

    Jan. 18, 2013 -- The FDA has approved the Zecuity (sumatriptan) skin patch system for adults who have migraines with or without aura. The single-use, battery-powered patch offers relief of migraine-related nausea as well as migraine headaches. Of the 16 million U.S. adults with migraines, 8 million

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  8. Migraines' Brain Changes Not Linked to Mental Harm

    Nov. 13, 2012 -- Women who get migraines are more likely than those who don't to develop small areas of tissue changes in their brains, a new study shows. At the same time, these changes do not seem to affect the women's thinking or memory. For years, researchers have wondered whether migraine heada

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  9. 'Where Is My Excedrin?'

    Sept. 17, 2012 -- The Excedrin recall in January was a big headache, and not just for its manufacturer. Since then, customers loyal to the brand have been searching high and low for the product -- and anxiously awaiting its return. Now, there's light at the end of the tunnel. Excedrin Migraine is du

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  10. Sleep and Migraines

    Migraines and sleep have a complicated relationship. Getting too little slumber -- or in some cases too much -- brings on migraines in people. Plus, if you've already got a migraine, getting a good night's sleep can be tricky. Exactly how poor sleep triggers migraines is still a mystery.   But which

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