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    1. Could Sleep Hormone Help Migraine?

      Nov. 29, 2001 -- Is melatonin the answer for chronic migraine sufferers with insomnia? Tantalizing new data suggest that it may help. Chronic migraine is when the disabling headaches occur on more than 15 days each month. Nobody's sure what causes them, or why they are so frequent. A Brazilian resea

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    2. Does Exercise Trigger Your Migraines?.

      July 2, 2001 -- If exercise sets off your migraine headaches, here's a tip. Warm up -- go for a leisurely walk -- for 10 minutes before starting any strenuous exercise. According to a new study, it might just prevent those horrendous, delayed-reaction headaches from ever occurring. "We speculate tha

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    3. Arthritis Drug May Help Migraines

      June 29, 2001 -- Migraine sufferers: More options for relief are in sight. An arthritis drug is showing great promise in treating and reducing the frequency of migraine attacks -- and with few side effects. Three studies looking at the relatively new drug Vioxx -- an anti-inflammatory used to treat

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    4. You're Right, Weather Can Trigger Migraines!

      June 27, 2001 -- Do you swear the weather causes your migraines? You're not alone. Many migraine sufferers blame weather fronts and barometric pressure changes -- although doctors have probably not taken their claims seriously. But a new study shows there is something to the claims -- that a variety

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    5. Migraine Sufferers Find Relief in Artistic Expression

      June 11, 2001 -- Eyes closed, hands covering her face, the woman is clearly suffering -- the pain of her migraine preserved forever on canvas. "Painting is a very powerful medium, a powerful tool to express emotions," says Tiffany Slayburgh of Knoxville, Tenn. Two acrylic works by Slayburgh won firs

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    6. Migraine? Relief Is Heading Your Way

      June 11, 2001 -- You don't have to grin and bear it if you suffer the periodic, throbbing headaches known as migraines. New treatments -- and new ways to avoid the triggers that set an attack in motion -- mean relief for the vast majority of people. Even as drug companies and headache specialists ra

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    7. Headache? Take 3 Volts and Call Me in the Morning

      May 15, 2001 (Philadelphia) -- Talk about being wired: A 39-year-old man with severe, disabling cluster headaches that didn't respond to any available medications had his headaches completely disappear after surgeons implanted a slim wire into his brain and hooked it up to an electrical stimulator.

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    8. How to Get Past Tension Headaches

      May 1, 2001 -- Since headaches affect so many of us, we may just write them off as an unpleasant fact of life. Long-term, persistent tension headaches occur about every other day in 3% of women -- and in about half as many men -- and they interfere with work in almost half of sufferers. The best sho

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    9. Kids With Migraines: Drugs Not the Only Option

      Jan. 8, 2001 -- Kids do get migraines, and treating them can be a real headache for parents worried about possible side effects from prescription drugs that often haven't been properly tested in children. But there are options that don't involve drugs, and among them is a technique that combines rel

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    10. Headbands Can Relieve Headache Pain

      Nov. 29, 2000 -- Headbands that deliver heat, cold, or pressure may help relieve headache pain and shorten headache length among sufferers -- without the side effects of many medications, a new study suggests. The headband device used in the study is specially designed to produce pressure by pulling

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