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  1. Mom’s Migraine Tied to Colic in Infants

    Feb. 21, 2012 -- Babies whose mothers suffer from migraines may be more likely to be colicky. A new study shows that infants whose mothers have migraine headaches are more than two-and-a-half times more likely to have colic than other infants. Researchers say the results suggest that colic may be an

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  2. 6 Parenting Tips for When You Have a Migraine

    If you're a mom or dad who has migraines, you may worry about the impact your headaches could have on your family. Migraines can develop at the most inconvenient times, making it harder to juggle your parenting responsibilities.  "When you're in the midst of a migraine, it can be difficult to functi

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  3. Acupuncture May Be Effective for Migraines

    Jan. 12, 2012 -- Acupuncture helps reduce days with migraines and may have lasting effects, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. In the study, almost 500 adults were treated with either traditional Chinese acupuncture or a sham treatment in which acupunctur

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  4. Too Many Heart Patients Getting Migraine Drugs

    Sept. 30, 2011 (San Diego) -- A disturbing number of people with heart problems who shouldn't be prescribed standard migraine medications like Amerge, Axert, Frova, Imitrex, Maxalt, Relpax, Treximet, and Zomig are given the drugs anyway, researchers say. The drugs are all triptans. They’re considere

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  5. Do Tinted Glasses Provide Migraine Relief?

    May 27, 2011 -- Precision tinted lenses can help reduce the discomfort experienced by some migraine sufferers by normalizing activity in the brain, a study suggests. Some people who suffer migraines ''are highly susceptible to stressful visual stimuli," says study researcher Jie Huang, PhD, associat

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  6. 'Placebo Effect' May Be Common in Headache Treatment

    May 23, 2011 -- There is a substantial "placebo effect" in the treatment of migraines and tension headaches, a new research analysis shows. Placebo treatments or no treatment appeared to work just as well as drugs in a large percentage of headache patients participating in more than 100 studies. Res

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  7. Serene Branson Migraine: Your Questions Answered

    Television reporter Serene Branson’s on-air stroke scare following the Grammy Awards turned out not to be a stroke at all. Instead, a migraine was to blame for her slurred speech during the live report. Footage of that report spread quickly on the Internet, and, for our readers, it raised many quest

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  8. Cosmetic Surgery May Also Treat Migraines

    Feb. 3, 2011 -- A surgical technique that has evolved from a cosmetic procedure that smoothes forehead wrinkles may offer lasting relief from frequent or severe migraine headaches, a new study shows. The study followed 69 patients after they had surgery to deactivate muscle and nerve trigger points

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  9. FDA Approves Botox to Treat Chronic Migraines

    Oct. 18, 2010 -- Botox -- famous for smoothing out wrinkles on the face -- has been approved by the FDA to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults. The FDA says Botox injections have been shown to be effective in the prevention of migraines, which are debilitating headaches that cause intense pul

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  10. First Genetic Link Found for Common Migraine

    Aug. 30, 2010 -- Scientists have identified the first-ever genetic risk factor for common migraines. People who have a specific change, or variation, in a section of DNA that helps control a brain chemical called glutamate have a significantly greater risk of developing migraines, researchers report

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