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  1. Migraine or Sinus Headache?

    Headache pain along with a stuffy, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. Sounds like a sinus headache, right? Think again. More than 4 out of 5 people who think they have a sinus headache with symptoms like pain in the head, stuffy nose, and watery eyes actually have migraine headaches. "It's such a wi

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  2. 5 Important Lifestyle Changes for Migraine Patients

    Jennifer Metzger, a 40-year-old attorney and mom of two young daughters in northern New Jersey, has battled migraines since she was 10. "Back then, they didn't call them migraines," she says. "My mom always said that I was 'prone to headaches.'" Over the years, Metzger says she's tried pretty much e

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  3. Weather Triggers Migraine Headaches

    June 21, 2012 -- Weather triggers migraine headaches, especially mild ones, a new study shows. Sixty-six people with a history of migraine headaches kept a diary of their triggers for one year. Of these, slightly more than half reported that they had a sensitivity to temperature change. Researchers

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  4. Some Kinds of Red Wine May Not Trigger Migraines

    June 20, 2012 -- Many migraine sufferers find that the pleasure of a having a glass of red wine is soon followed by the pain of a headache. Now a small new study suggests that when it comes to migraines, some types of red wine may be more likely to trigger a headache than others. "My suggestion is t

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  5. Avoiding Exercise-Related Migraines

    Being active is a key part of healthy living. But for some people with migraines, exercise can be tricky. For some, exercise can be a migraine trigger. Terrell Davis, a former Denver Broncos running back, sat out most of the second quarter of Super Bowl XXXII in 1998 because of a migraine. Yet after

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  6. Botox Only Modestly Effective for Migraines

    April 24, 2012 -- Botox injections are only modestly effective for preventing migraines in the most frequent sufferers, a new research review shows. Among chronic sufferers who had at least 15 migraines a month, the treatment prevented, on average, about two headaches a month. Botox was no more effe

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  7. New Clue to Brain Freeze

    April 23, 2012 -- Ice cream lovers, here's hope! Researchers may be one step closer to understanding one of the most baffling brain phenomena, the infamous "brain freeze." The reasons behind the nearly instantaneous headache brought on by a lick of ice cream or a sip of an ice-cold drink have remain

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  8. Migraine Guidelines Focus on Prevention

    April 23, 2012 -- New guidelines may help people with frequent migraine headaches get their lives back on track. The migraine prevention guidelines will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in New Orleans and published simultaneously in the journal Neurology. About 36 m

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  9. Migraines and Your Job

    Getting migraine headaches is tough. Managing a migraine at work can be even trickier. Can you keep migraines at bay while you're on the job? What can you do if one strikes during working hours? How much do you have to tell your boss about it, and could it hurt your career? WebMD spoke with migraine

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  10. Migraines Linked to Depression

    Feb. 22, 2012 -- Women who suffer from migraine headaches may be more likely to develop depression. A new study shows that women who have migraines are about 40% more likely to develop depression than women who have never had migraines. “This is one of the first large studies to examine the associat

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