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  1. Migraine Sufferers Have Different Brains

    Nov. 19, 2007 -- Researchers have identified specific differences in the brains of migraine sufferers linked to the processing of sensory information, including pain. In earlier research, Harvard Medical School investigators used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show structural differences betwee

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  2. Nasal Spray May Ease Cluster Headaches

    Aug. 28, 2007 -- The prescription nasal spray Zomig, which is used to treat migraines, may ease cluster headaches. That's according to a new study published in today's edition of the journal Neurology. Cluster headache, which is a severe type of headache disorder, affects less than 1% of the public,

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  3. Stroke Risk Linked to Some Migraines

    Aug. 9, 2007 -- Some migraines may increase young women's odds of having a stroke, according to a new study. The study -- published online today in the journal Stroke -- comes from experts including Leah MacClellan, MSPH, and Steven Kittner, MD, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Ba

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  4. Woman’s Brain Wired for More Migraines

    Aug. 8, 2007 -- Women may get more migraines than men because their brains are quicker to release the trigger that begins the migraine cycle. Women are three times as likely as men to suffer from migraine headaches, and a new study suggests the reason may be that their brains are faster to activate

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  5. Poorer Teens May Get More Migraines

    July 2, 2007 -- Poorer teenagers may be more likely to suffer from migraine headaches than richer teens. Genetics play a big part in determining the risk of developing painful migraine headaches, but a new study suggests that family income may also play a role in migraine risk. "Possible factors ass

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  6. Harry Potter Has Migraine Headaches?

    June 29, 2007 -- Harry Potter, the fictional character known worldwide from author J.K. Rowling's books and the Harry Potter movies, likely has migraine headaches. That diagnosis comes from Fred Sheftell, MD, and colleagues. Sheftell works in Stamford, Conn., at the New England Center for Headache.

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  7. Migraines May Ease With Age

    June 8, 2007 -- Good news for most migraine sufferers: With age, you can expect to get fewer, less- painful migraine attacks that don't last as long, a new study from Sweden suggests. "It does seem that in most people migraine is not a progressive disease," says Carl Dahlof, MD, PhD, a neurologist a

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  8. New Migraine Drug Promising

    June 7, 2007 - New migraine pain relief may be on the way for the 28 million American sufferers, shows a promising new study. A new migraine drug under study that works differently than medications currently on the market provided pain relief for more than two-thirds of those who tried it, says Tony

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  9. Movie Headaches Vex Real-Life Doctors

    June 7, 2007 -- Pity the movie character that gets a headache. Chances are, his or her fate is grim, compared with most headaches real people get. So say three New York University neurologists, including Bert Vargas, MD, who presented their findings about on-screen headaches in Chicago at the Americ

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  10. Too Few Get Best Migraine Drugs

    May 18, 2007 -- Too many patients get potentially addictive, under-effective drugs for migraine -- and too few get the most effective migraine drugs, a new survey shows. The Harris Interactive online survey, commissioned by the National Headache Foundation, polled 502 adult migraine patients in the

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