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  1. Migraines Reduce Workplace Productivity

    Sept. 11, 2009 -- Whether sufferers stay at home or go to work, migraines are a major, largely unrecognized cause of lost workplace productivity, new research suggests. In one study, researchers evaluated the impact of migraine attacks on employee productivity by surveying just over 500 people who a

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  2. Forehead Lift Cures Migraine Patients

    July 31, 2009 - Stacy Porter, 29, can’t remember a time when she didn’t suffer from crippling, relentless migraines before having the surgery that changed her life eight years ago. “I was diagnosed with migraines when I was 2 years old,” the New Philadelphia, Ohio, marketing executive tells WebMD. “

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  3. Migraines Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

    July 9 2009 -- Women who experience migraine headaches have a significantly lower risk of getting breast cancer than those who don't suffer the headaches, according to a new study. The recent study is a follow-up to research published in 2008 that also found migraine headache sufferers have a signif

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  4. Migraines, Brain Lesions: New Links Seen

    June 23, 2009 -- Women who experience migraine headaches with aura may be more likely to develop brain lesions when they are older, according to a new study. Researchers say the results add to a growing number of studies that suggest migraines may be more than a transient condition and may cause lon

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  5. Warm Weather May Trigger Migraines

    March 9, 2009 -- Most migraine sufferers believe that weather changes can bring on their headaches, but the scientific proof has been lacking -- until now. New research suggests that certain weather conditions may trigger migraines and other severe headaches. But frequent sufferers may be surprised

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  6. Closing a Heart Hole May Help Migraines

    Feb. 16, 2009 -- Can closing a hole in the heart be an effective treatment for migraines? New research suggests that it may for migraine sufferers with a common heart abnormality known as a patent foramen ovale (PFO). But a researcher who has studied the issue for almost a decade tells WebMD that th

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  7. Belly Fat Linked to Risk of Migraines

    Feb. 13, 2009 -- Belly fat has been linked to increased risks for heart disease and diabetes. Now new research suggests it may also be linked to an increased risk for migraines, at least until middle age. Waist circumference was found to be a better predictor of migraine activity than general obesit

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  8. Migraines May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

    Nov. 6, 2008 -- Women who suffer from migraine headaches may be at significantly lower risk of developing breast cancer, a new study shows. "Many of the triggers of migraine in women are known to be hormonally related, and also are important in the development of breast cancer," Christopher Li, MD,

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  9. Janet Jackson's Vestibular Migraines: FAQ

    Oct. 15, 2008 -- Janet Jackson has a "rare form of migraine called vestibular migraine or migraine-associated vertigo," according to a statement released by her publicists. Those migraines prompted Jackson to cancel several recent concert dates, but since then, she's gotten a thorough medical examin

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  10. Migraines Linked to Vein Blood Clots

    Sept. 15, 2008 -- Migraine sufferers appear to be at increased risk for stroke, and now a new study may help explain why. One theory has been that people with migraines develop hardened plaque within the arteries -- known as atherosclerosis -- earlier than people without migraines. Atherosclerosis i

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