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  1. Improve Sleep Habits to Cut Migraines

    Pay attention to your sleeping habits and you'll lessen the odds and intensity of migraine headaches, say researchers. The idea sounds almost too simple, and headache specialists have long advised their patients to heed what they term "good sleep hygiene." But a study by a University of North Caroli

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  2. Soldiers in Iraq Have More Migraines

    June 23, 2006 -- U.S. combat soldiers in Iraq are more than twice as likely to suffer migraine headaches as the general American population. That news was reported by a military doctor at the 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society in Los Angeles. While about one in seven Ame

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  3. Overweight Kids: Prone to Headaches?

    June 22, 2006 -- Overweight children and teens are more likely than thinner youngsters to have headaches, researchers reported at the 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society in Los Angeles. Headaches among overweight youngsters also tend to be more frequent, said Andrew D. He

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  4. Pulse Away Migraine Pain

    June 22, 2006 -- Migraine sufferers have long wished for a magic wand to wave away the pain before it becomes debilitating. Yousef Mohammad, MD, MSc, hopes he is studying the next best thing: a hand-held device about the size of a hair dryer that transmits magnetic pulses and aims to "short-circuit"

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  5. Migraine Sufferers: Are They Sexier?

    June 14, 2006 - A headache has long been the classic excuse to say "no" to sex. But if your partner suffers from migraines, you may hear that excuse less often. Why? Migraine sufferers have stronger sexual desire than people who get only normal tension headaches, report Wake Forest University resear

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  6. Kids' Headaches: Link to Bad Behavior?

    May 9, 2006 -- Kids who have frequent migraines and other types of severe headaches are also more likely to have emotional, behavioral, and social problems, according to findings from the first-ever national study of headaches and mental health mental health among children. Researchers with the CDC

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  7. Don't Ignore Migraines in Teenagers

    April 5, 2006 (San Diego) -- If your teenager constantly complains of a headache, don't write it off as an excuse to skip a day of school or avoid the day's chores, Florida researchers advise. A nationwide study of 18,714 adolescents aged 12 to 19 shows that migraine headaches in teenagers are commo

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  8. Acupuncture, Drugs Both Help Migraine

    March 1, 2006 -- Acupuncture may be as good as prescription drugs in preventing migraines -- even if sham acupuncture is used, German researchers report. Their study, published in The Lancet's online edition, included more than 400 people who had two to six migraines per month. Participants got one

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  9. Kids' Sleep Woes, Headaches Linked

    Jan. 26, 2006 -- Sleep problems often go hand in hand with headaches for kids and teens, new research shows. Doctors from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., studied 200 children aged 6-17. Half of the children had chronic headaches (headaches on 15 or more days per month for at least three months)

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  10. Headaches Are Often a Family Affair

    Nov. 2, 2005 -- When one person gets a headache, the family may feel the pain, a new survey shows. The survey was conducted on the web site of the nonprofit National Headache Foundation. More than 300 people took part. Most were women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. The results show that headaches

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