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    1. Stroke Risk and Migraine Sufferers

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine sufferers may face an increased risk of stroke if they suffer from visual symptoms called auras or if they take the female hormone estrogen, a pair of new studies suggests. People who have migraine headaches

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    2. Migraines May Worsen as Menopause Approaches

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women who suffer migraines, the frequency of these debilitating headaches seems to increase as they approach menopause, a new study finds. "Changes in female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone that occur during

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    3. Sex and Migraines

      Migraines can be tough on every aspect of your life, including romance and intimacy. "One study found that about one-quarter of patients mentioned that migraines affected the frequency or quality of sex," says Joshua M. Cohen, MD, director of education in the department of neurology at Mount Sinai W

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    4. Avoid Exercise-Related Migraines

      Talk about a double-edged sword. There are so many benefits to exercising if you're prone to migraines. But for some people, a sweat session can actually trigger one of these painful pounders. On the plus side, "Exercise is a potent stress reliever, and stress is commonly linked to migraine attacks,

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    5. Migraines: 5 Tips to Take Control

      Lisa Jacobson was standing in her kitchen, cooking dinner and wearing some unusual garb -- sunglasses and earplugs. She needed to block out the light and subdue the noise that aggravated the vicious migraine stabbing at her eye. It wasn't the first time the 56-year-old had donned these items. She st

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    6. Get Migraines? Find Your Food Triggers

      If you're one of the 38 million Americans who regularly get migraines, you probably want to do all you can to figure out why. Many people blame what they eat. But there's really no proof that diet triggers migraines. Still, experts agree that many things can cause them -- including a particular food

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    7. Asthma Appears to Double Chronic Migraine Risk

      Dec. 4, 2015 -- If you have asthma and occasionally get migraines, that may double your chances of eventually getting 15 or more these powerful headaches a month, a new study says. Headache specialists have noticed that "a lot of patients with migraine also have asthma," says senior researcher Richa

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    8. Migraines and Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have migraines have a greater risk for heart disease, but their genes may not be to blame for the connection, new research suggests. Scientists looked at two large studies that pinpointed genetic variat

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    9. New Drugs May Prevent Migraines Before They Start

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Competing teams of researchers are closing in on a new class of drugs that can prevent chronic migraines by interrupting the chain of events thought to create the headaches. The drugs target a biochemical called calcit

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    10. Many With Migraines Given Narcotics, Barbiturates

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with migraines, including children, get ineffective and potentially addictive drugs for their pain, two new studies suggest. In one, researchers found that more than half of adults with migraines had been presc

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