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    1. Migraine Prevention Rare in Women

      Sept. 8, 2006 -- More than 28 million American women get migraines, but only 3% to 5% of them seek preventive therapy. In fact, migraines are more common among American women than type 2 diabetes diabetes , osteoarthritis osteoarthritis , or asthma asthma . So say Beverly Tozer, MD, and colleagues a

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    2. Migraine, Depression Drugs Risky Mix

      July 19, 2006 -- Taking certain migraine drugs with some types of antidepressants may create a life-threatening condition, the FDA warns. The FDA's warning, issued today, focuses on migraine medications called triptans when taken together with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), or with

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    3. Migraine With Aura Ups Heart Risk

      July 18, 2006 -- Older women who have migraines with visual disturbance -- known as aura -- have an increased risk of dying from heart attack and stroke, although women who suffer from other types of migraines do not, new research shows. Women aged 45 and older who had the "aura" type of migraine al

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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