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  1. Woman’s Brain Wired for More Migraines

    Aug. 8, 2007 -- Women may get more migraines than men because their brains are quicker to release the trigger that begins the migraine cycle. Women are three times as likely as men to suffer from migraine headaches, and a new study suggests the reason may be that their brains are faster to activate

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  2. Poorer Teens May Get More Migraines

    July 2, 2007 -- Poorer teenagers may be more likely to suffer from migraine headaches than richer teens. Genetics play a big part in determining the risk of developing painful migraine headaches, but a new study suggests that family income may also play a role in migraine risk. "Possible factors ass

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  3. Harry Potter Has Migraine Headaches?

    June 29, 2007 -- Harry Potter, the fictional character known worldwide from author J.K. Rowling's books and the Harry Potter movies, likely has migraine headaches. That diagnosis comes from Fred Sheftell, MD, and colleagues. Sheftell works in Stamford, Conn., at the New England Center for Headache.

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  4. Migraines May Ease With Age

    June 8, 2007 -- Good news for most migraine sufferers: With age, you can expect to get fewer, less- painful migraine attacks that don't last as long, a new study from Sweden suggests. "It does seem that in most people migraine is not a progressive disease," says Carl Dahlof, MD, PhD, a neurologist a

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  5. Movie Headaches Vex Real-Life Doctors

    June 7, 2007 -- Pity the movie character that gets a headache. Chances are, his or her fate is grim, compared with most headaches real people get. So say three New York University neurologists, including Bert Vargas, MD, who presented their findings about on-screen headaches in Chicago at the Americ

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  6. New Migraine Drug Promising

    June 7, 2007 - New migraine pain relief may be on the way for the 28 million American sufferers, shows a promising new study. A new migraine drug under study that works differently than medications currently on the market provided pain relief for more than two-thirds of those who tried it, says Tony

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  7. Too Few Get Best Migraine Drugs

    May 18, 2007 -- Too many patients get potentially addictive, under-effective drugs for migraine -- and too few get the most effective migraine drugs, a new survey shows. The Harris Interactive online survey, commissioned by the National Headache Foundation, polled 502 adult migraine patients in the

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  8. Migraines Risk Factor for Heart Attack

    April 23, 2007 -- Painful migraine headaches are a warning that more dangerous pain may lie ahead. A new study shows in men what earlier studies showed in women: People who get migraines are at higher risk of heart attack and stroke than are people who don't get migraines. For women, the risk is con

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  9. New Combo Migraine Drug in the Works

    April 3, 2007 -- A new migraine drug may bring more migraine relief than two other migraine drugs, a new study shows. The new drug, called Trexima, is a blend of the migraine drug Imitrex and the pain reliever naproxen sodium, which is found in drugs including Aleve, Anaprox, and Naprosyn. Imitrex a

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  10. New Treatment for Cluster Headaches

    March 8, 2007 -- There is new hope for sufferers of an excruciatingly painful type of headache who get no relief from drugs. Two newly published studies show a minimally invasive nerve stimulation procedure to be a safe and effective alternative to surgery for many patients with drug-resistant clust

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