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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. FDA Pulls 15 Migraine Drugs off Market

      March 1, 2007 -- The FDA today announced that it has ordered 15 unapproved migraine drugs containing ergotamine off the market. These prescription drugs, though used to treat migraines, haven’t been reviewed by the FDA for safety and efficacy. This does not affect the most commonly prescribed migrai

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    5. Children May Outgrow Migraines

      Oct. 30, 2006 -- A majority of adolescents with migraines either stop having headaches or develop less-severe ones as they reach adulthood, new research shows. Of the 55 children studied, 40% had remission by their early 20s, while 20% shifted to less troubling tension-type headaches, according to t

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    6. Migraine Remedy Aids Cluster Headaches

      Sept. 11, 2006 -- A nasal spray used to treat migraine headaches may also provide relief from painful cluster headaches. Researchers found Zomig nasal spray safely and effectively relieved the severe and rapid pain associated with cluster headaches. Cluster headaches are a type of headache that recu

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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