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    1. Migraines in Middle Age, Parkinson's Risk Later?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Migraines in midlife may be associated with increased odds of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders in later years, new research suggests. The study, which did not prove a cause-and-effect link b

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    2. Cosmetic Eye Procedure May Ease Migraines

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cosmetic eyelid surgery involving specific nerves may do more than improve your looks -- the procedure may also provide migraine relief for some, according to new research. The technique involves making incisions in the

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    3. Season's Change Can Bring on Cluster Headaches

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 1 million Americans face the threat of cluster headaches since summer officially arrived, an expert says. That's because people's biological rhythms are linked with the Earth's rotation, according to Dr. Brian Grosb

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    4. Surgery Doubted as a Migraine Reliever

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine surgery is increasingly touted as a potential "cure" for the debilitating headaches, but researchers say the evidence just isn't there to support those claims. In an analysis of two studies on migraine trigger "deact

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    5. Frequent Migraines Affect the Whole Family

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When a spouse, partner or parent has chronic migraines, the whole family suffers, a new study found. The research discovered that most chronic migraine sufferers report that their severe headaches have a big impac

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    6. Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes'

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who have migraines may be twice as likely to have "silent strokes," according to a new study. Silent strokes are symptomless brain injuries caused by a blood clot that disrupts blood flow to the brain

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    7. New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks a month, according to preliminary findings from a pair of clinical trials. The drugs, one given by IV and one by injection, are part of

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    8. Too Many Unneeded Brain Scans for Headaches, Study Suggests

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too many patients are getting unnecessary brain scans for headaches, and that use is growing, according to a new study. Since most headaches are benign, guidelines have recommended against routine MRIs or CT scans. Yet

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    9. FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraines

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first device aimed at preventing migraines. The device, called Cefaly, is a headband-like device that runs on a battery and sits across the forehead and over the

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    10. Power of Suggestion Revealed in Study of Migraine Drug

      By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of migraine sufferers suggests that what you're told when your doctor prescribes medication can influence your body's response to it. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Med

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