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  1. Frequent Migraines Affect the Whole Family

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When a spouse, partner or parent has chronic migraines, the whole family suffers, a new study found. The research discovered that most chronic migraine sufferers report that their severe headaches have a big impac

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  2. Migraines Linked to Increased Risk of 'Silent Strokes'

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who have migraines may be twice as likely to have "silent strokes," according to a new study. Silent strokes are symptomless brain injuries caused by a blood clot that disrupts blood flow to the brain

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  3. New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks a month, according to preliminary findings from a pair of clinical trials. The drugs, one given by IV and one by injection, are part of

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  4. Too Many Unneeded Brain Scans for Headaches, Study Suggests

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too many patients are getting unnecessary brain scans for headaches, and that use is growing, according to a new study. Since most headaches are benign, guidelines have recommended against routine MRIs or CT scans. Yet

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  5. FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraines

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first device aimed at preventing migraines. The device, called Cefaly, is a headband-like device that runs on a battery and sits across the forehead and over the

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  6. Power of Suggestion Revealed in Study of Migraine Drug

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of migraine sufferers suggests that what you're told when your doctor prescribes medication can influence your body's response to it. Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Med

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  7. FDA Approves New Magnet Device to Treat Migraines

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Dec. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first device aimed at easing the pain of migraines preceded by aura -- sensory disturbances that occur just before an attack. The Cerena Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator

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  8. Nasal Allergies, Hay Fever Tied to More Migraines

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Allergies and hay fever may increase the number and severity of migraine headaches, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 6,000 migraine sufferers who filled out a questionnaire in 2008 as part o

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  9. What Not to Do for Migraines

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription pain medications should not be the first treatment for migraines. And doctors shouldn't routinely order brain scans for patients with these debilitating headaches, according to new guidelines. Taking

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  10. Obesity May Increase Migraine Odds

    By Marijke Vroomen Durning HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people may be at higher risk for episodic migraines, a new study suggests. Episodic migraines -- the more common type of migraine -- occur 14 days or fewer per month, while chronic migraines occur at least 15

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