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  1. 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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  2. '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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  3. 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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  4. Cosmetic Surgery May Also Treat Migraines

    Feb. 3, 2011 -- A surgical technique that has evolved from a cosmetic procedure that smoothes forehead wrinkles may offer lasting relief from frequent or severe migraine headaches, a new study shows. The study followed 69 patients after they had surgery to deactivate muscle and nerve trigger points

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  5. FDA Approves Botox to Treat Chronic Migraines

    Oct. 18, 2010 -- Botox -- famous for smoothing out wrinkles on the face -- has been approved by the FDA to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults. The FDA says Botox injections have been shown to be effective in the prevention of migraines, which are debilitating headaches that cause intense pul

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  6. First Genetic Link Found for Common Migraine

    Aug. 30, 2010 -- Scientists have identified the first-ever genetic risk factor for common migraines. People who have a specific change, or variation, in a section of DNA that helps control a brain chemical called glutamate have a significantly greater risk of developing migraines, researchers report

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  7. Obesity, Smoking Linked to Teen Migraines

    Aug. 18, 2010 -- Teens are more likely to have chronic headaches or migraines when they are overweight, smoke cigarettes, or get little or no exercise, new research shows. Teenagers in the study with all three negative lifestyle factors had a more than threefold greater likelihood of having frequent

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  8. Fate of New Migraine Drug Is Uncertain

    April 21, 2010 -- An experimental migraine drug could help many patients who can't take or don't respond to current treatments, but questions remain about its safety. Studies suggest that the drug telcagepant works in many people whose headache pain is not relieved with triptans, which are considere

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  9. Portable Device May Relieve Migraine Pain

    March 3, 2010 -- A handheld device that magnetically zaps pain may be a promising new treatment for patients with a common type of migraine. Compared to patients who got sham treatments, more patients treated with the experimental device, known as single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (sTMS

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  10. Migraines in Women May Have Link to MS

    Feb. 16, 2010 -- Women with a history of migraines may be more likely to develop multiple sclerosis than women without the headaches, but it is not clear if migraines are a risk factor for the neurological disorder. In the first large-scale study to examine the relationship between migraines and mul

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