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    1. Botox Can Be Used for Chronic Migraine: Experts

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Botox is a safe and effective treatment for chronic migraine and three other neurological disorders, an updated guideline from the American Academy of Neurology says. Long used to smooth wrinkles, botulinum toxin is made

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    2. Severe Migraines Tied to Pregnancy, Birth Problems

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Severe migraines are associated with an increased risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth, especially among older women, new research suggests. "The results of this study were of particular interest because

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    3. Do Genes Link Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic links may exist between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and migraine and tension-type headaches, researchers report. "Since headache and irritable bowel syndrome are such common conditions, and causes for both are

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    4. Stroke Risk and Migraine Sufferers

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine sufferers may face an increased risk of stroke if they suffer from visual symptoms called auras or if they take the female hormone estrogen, a pair of new studies suggests. People who have migraine headaches

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    5. Migraines May Worsen as Menopause Approaches

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women who suffer migraines, the frequency of these debilitating headaches seems to increase as they approach menopause, a new study finds. "Changes in female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone that occur during

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    6. Asthma Appears to Double Chronic Migraine Risk

      Dec. 4, 2015 -- If you have asthma and occasionally get migraines, that may double your chances of eventually getting 15 or more these powerful headaches a month, a new study says. Headache specialists have noticed that "a lot of patients with migraine also have asthma," says senior researcher Richa

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    7. Migraines and Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have migraines have a greater risk for heart disease, but their genes may not be to blame for the connection, new research suggests. Scientists looked at two large studies that pinpointed genetic variat

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    8. New Drugs May Prevent Migraines Before They Start

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Competing teams of researchers are closing in on a new class of drugs that can prevent chronic migraines by interrupting the chain of events thought to create the headaches. The drugs target a biochemical called calcit

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    9. Many With Migraines Given Narcotics, Barbiturates

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with migraines, including children, get ineffective and potentially addictive drugs for their pain, two new studies suggest. In one, researchers found that more than half of adults with migraines had been presc

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    10. Pregnancy Often Leads to Changes in Migraines

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who suffer from migraines may notice changes in their headache patterns when they're pregnant, experts say. For example, many women will have fewer migraines during pregnancy. "If you suffer from migraine, there's a g

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