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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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