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    1. My Head Still Hurts

      April 9, 2003 -- If nothing helps your headache, don't give up. The treatment is out there, experts say. The experts are five leading headache specialists. Writing in the April 8 issue of the journal Neurology, they have two words of advice for other doctors. When faced with patients who say nothing

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    2. Menstrual Migraines May Be Preventable

      April 3, 2003 (Honolulu) -- For millions of American women, monthly menstrual periods do not just bring cramps and bloating. They also can suffer the severe throbbing pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound that characterize menstrual migraine headaches . But now that could all change. For

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    3. Migraine Linked to Celiac Disease

      March 21, 2003 -- A gluten-free diet may be a migraine cure for many, Italian researchers report. In a nifty piece of detective work, doctors at Catholic and La Sapienza universities, Rome, identified a hidden gut problem as a potential cause of migraine headaches. The gut problem is called celiac d

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    4. Sinus Headache Symptoms = Migraine?

      March 18, 2003 -- Got sinus headache symptoms? What you call a "sinus" attack may be a migraine. It's not just a name game. If you're taking lots of headache pills for ongoing "sinus" headaches, it can make your migraines worse. And you're likely missing out on effective treatments, says Robert G. K

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    5. Migraine Drugs' Effects Scare Many Away

      Jan. 16, 2003 -- New medications can effectively treat and even prevent migraines, but it appears that most patients suffer needlessly because they either take them incorrectly or don't take them at all. A study of people with recurring migraine headaches found that two out of three delayed or avoid

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    6. Averting Migraines With Few Side Effects

      Dec. 31, 2002 -- A member of the newest class of high blood pressure medications may prevent migraines with similar results but fewer side effects than other drugs employed for these crippling headaches, which are suffered by some 240 million people worldwide. Norwegian researchers say that headache

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    7. The Skinny on Ice Cream Headaches

      Dec. 20, 2002 -- The head rush can strike without warning, leaving an ice cream lover in stunned silence for seconds at a time between licks. But despite the pervasiveness of the condition that cuts across both flavors and generations, researchers say surprisingly little is known about the peculiar

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    8. Migraines With Aura Magnify Stroke Risk

      Nov. 20, 2002 -- Women who suffer from a migraine with aura are up to 10 times more likely to suffer a stroke, according to a new study. Auras affect about 15% of the estimated 28 million Americans who suffer from migraine headaches, according to the National Headache Foundation. Auras usually prece

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    9. Imitrex Relieves Menstrual Migraines

      Sept. 30, 2002 -- Imitrex may offer relief to the many women who suffer monstrous migraine headaches along with their monthly periods. Imitrex manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline funded two new studies conducted in Europe and North America. "These data offer hope to the large portion of women who experienc

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    10. Epilepsy Drug Fights Migraine

      Sept. 23, 2002 -- Migraine headaches are among the oldest known health complaints, but doctors are still learning new tricks to help people cope and even prevent the painful attacks. In fact, a new study suggests many migraine sufferers may find relief in a drug traditionally used to treat epilepsy.

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