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  1. Obesity, Smoking Linked to Teen Migraines

    Aug. 18, 2010 -- Teens are more likely to have chronic headaches or migraines when they are overweight, smoke cigarettes, or get little or no exercise, new research shows. Teenagers in the study with all three negative lifestyle factors had a more than threefold greater likelihood of having frequent

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  2. Why You Still Get Headaches

    By Sari Harrar A tiny twinge tells Kelli Smith, 40, that The Headache is coming. "I feel pressure behind my left eye. Then my pulse starts pounding in my left temple. It feels like a bruise if I touch it," she says. "I get nauseous. The pain becomes so sharp I have to lie down in a dark room." Raw o

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  3. Reduce Stress to Prevent Headaches

    Stress is part of everyday life, as unavoidable as traffic, bills, and ringing telephones. In limited doses, stress can be useful. If you’re about to run a race or have a looming deadline, stress can help you perform at the top of your game. Chronic stress, however, puts wear and tear on your body.

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  4. Fate of New Migraine Drug Is Uncertain

    April 21, 2010 -- An experimental migraine drug could help many patients who can't take or don't respond to current treatments, but questions remain about its safety. Studies suggest that the drug telcagepant works in many people whose headache pain is not relieved with triptans, which are considere

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  5. Portable Device May Relieve Migraine Pain

    March 3, 2010 -- A handheld device that magnetically zaps pain may be a promising new treatment for patients with a common type of migraine. Compared to patients who got sham treatments, more patients treated with the experimental device, known as single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (sTMS

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  6. Migraines in Women May Have Link to MS

    Feb. 16, 2010 -- Women with a history of migraines may be more likely to develop multiple sclerosis than women without the headaches, but it is not clear if migraines are a risk factor for the neurological disorder. In the first large-scale study to examine the relationship between migraines and mul

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  7. Migraines Linked to Heart Attack Risk

    Feb. 10, 2010 -- People who suffer from migraine headaches may be much more likely to have a heart attack as well as a host of risk factors for heart disease, according to a new study. Although the overall risk was small, researchers found that people who have migraines were twice as likely to have

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  8. Migraines, Depression: A Genetic Link?

    Jan. 13, 2010 -- Migraine headaches and depression may share a strong genetic link, a new study indicates. Migraine sufferers are much more likely to suffer from depression than people who don’t have the debilitating headaches, according to researchers from Leiden University Medical Center in the Ne

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  9. Why Light Worsens Migraine Headaches

    Jan. 12, 2010 -- Researchers in Boston say they’ve gained new insight into why light makes migraine headaches so painful. The culprit, they say, is a new pathway that underlies sensitivity to light during migraine episodes in blind people and people with normal eyesight. Scientists at Beth Deaconess

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  10. High-Flow Oxygen Treats Cluster Headaches

    Dec. 8, 2009 -- A drug-free option for relief from painful cluster headaches may be just a breath away. A large new study offers the best evidence to date backing the use of high-flow oxygen treatment for cluster headaches. Researchers found 78% of people who received oxygen treatment reported being

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