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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Migraine, Carpal Tunnel May Be Linked

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Carpal tunnel syndrome appears to increase risk for migraine headaches, and migraines may make it more likely that you'll also have carpal tunnel syndrome, new research suggests. The study is the first to find a link betw

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  6. Nerve Treatment Via Nose Promising for Migraines

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A procedure that delivers the anesthetic lidocaine (Xylocaine) directly to nerves in the back of the nasal cavity appears to offer significant relief to migraine sufferers, preliminary research indicates. Early findings sugge

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  7. Study Rates Migraine Medications

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The best medications to use if you suffer migraine headaches are listed in a new study. Researchers reviewed recent scientific literature and concluded that a number of classes of drugs were effective for treating acute m

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  8. Migraine May Raise Risk for Bell's Palsy: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who experience migraine headaches may be at heightened risk for the form of facial paralysis known as Bell's palsy, a new study finds. According to background information in the study, between 11 and 40 people pe

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  9. No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study should reassure the millions of American women who have migraine: The debilitating headaches don't raise the risk for breast cancer. "There is no association between migraine and breast cancer risk," s

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  10. Noninvasive Devices May Help Migraines, FDA Says

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two new prescription devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may provide some relief for people with migraine headaches who don't tolerate migraine medications well, according to a new stud

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