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  1. Botox Only Modestly Effective for Migraines

    April 24, 2012 -- Botox injections are only modestly effective for preventing migraines in the most frequent sufferers, a new research review shows. Among chronic sufferers who had at least 15 migraines a month, the treatment prevented, on average, about two headaches a month. Botox was no more effe

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  2. Migraine Guidelines Focus on Prevention

    April 23, 2012 -- New guidelines may help people with frequent migraine headaches get their lives back on track. The migraine prevention guidelines will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in New Orleans and published simultaneously in the journal Neurology. About 36 m

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  3. New Clue to Brain Freeze

    April 23, 2012 -- Ice cream lovers, here's hope! Researchers may be one step closer to understanding one of the most baffling brain phenomena, the infamous "brain freeze." The reasons behind the nearly instantaneous headache brought on by a lick of ice cream or a sip of an ice-cold drink have remain

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  4. Migraines Linked to Depression

    Feb. 22, 2012 -- Women who suffer from migraine headaches may be more likely to develop depression. A new study shows that women who have migraines are about 40% more likely to develop depression than women who have never had migraines. “This is one of the first large studies to examine the associat

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  5. Mom’s Migraine Tied to Colic in Infants

    Feb. 21, 2012 -- Babies whose mothers suffer from migraines may be more likely to be colicky. A new study shows that infants whose mothers have migraine headaches are more than two-and-a-half times more likely to have colic than other infants. Researchers say the results suggest that colic may be an

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  6. Acupuncture May Be Effective for Migraines

    Jan. 12, 2012 -- Acupuncture helps reduce days with migraines and may have lasting effects, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. In the study, almost 500 adults were treated with either traditional Chinese acupuncture or a sham treatment in which acupunctur

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  7. Too Many Heart Patients Getting Migraine Drugs

    Sept. 30, 2011 (San Diego) -- A disturbing number of people with heart problems who shouldn't be prescribed standard migraine medications like Amerge, Axert, Frova, Imitrex, Maxalt, Relpax, Treximet, and Zomig are given the drugs anyway, researchers say. The drugs are all triptans. They’re considere

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  8. Do Tinted Glasses Provide Migraine Relief?

    May 27, 2011 -- Precision tinted lenses can help reduce the discomfort experienced by some migraine sufferers by normalizing activity in the brain, a study suggests. Some people who suffer migraines ''are highly susceptible to stressful visual stimuli," says study researcher Jie Huang, PhD, associat

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  9. 'Placebo Effect' May Be Common in Headache Treatment

    May 23, 2011 -- There is a substantial "placebo effect" in the treatment of migraines and tension headaches, a new research analysis shows. Placebo treatments or no treatment appeared to work just as well as drugs in a large percentage of headache patients participating in more than 100 studies. Res

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  10. Serene Branson Migraine: Your Questions Answered

    Television reporter Serene Branson’s on-air stroke scare following the Grammy Awards turned out not to be a stroke at all. Instead, a migraine was to blame for her slurred speech during the live report. Footage of that report spread quickly on the Internet, and, for our readers, it raised many quest

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