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    1. Pregnancy Often Leads to Changes in Migraines

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer from migraines may notice changes in their headache patterns when they're pregnant, experts say. For example, many women will have fewer migraines during pregnancy. "If you suffer from migraine, there's a g

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    2. Lifestyle Tips to Manage Migraines

      Brian Carter, 41, had his first migraine in his 20s. "I worked from home, and I'd try to keep working but couldn't," he says. "I'd get nauseous. Doing anything felt painful, so I'd lie down and put a pillow over my head." Sound familiar? If you're one of the 36 million Americans who get migraines, y

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    3. Migraine, Carpal Tunnel May Be Linked

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Carpal tunnel syndrome appears to increase risk for migraine headaches, and migraines may make it more likely that you'll also have carpal tunnel syndrome, new research suggests. The study is the first to find a link betw

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    4. Nerve Treatment Via Nose Promising for Migraines

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A procedure that delivers the anesthetic lidocaine (Xylocaine) directly to nerves in the back of the nasal cavity appears to offer significant relief to migraine sufferers, preliminary research indicates. Early findings sugge

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    5. Study Rates Migraine Medications

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The best medications to use if you suffer migraine headaches are listed in a new study. Researchers reviewed recent scientific literature and concluded that a number of classes of drugs were effective for treating acute m

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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