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Power of Acupuncture to Ease Migraines Questioned in Study

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MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- "Sham" acupuncture worked almost as well on migraine patients as three types of traditional acupuncture, a new study says.

Randomly assigning 480 patients to one of four groups at nine Chinese hospitals -- one sham acupuncture group and three receiving accepted types -- an international team of researchers, including Dr. Fan-rong Liang at Chengdu University in China, found that between 50 percent and 75 percent of those with migraines felt better after sham or...

MONDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) -- "Sham" acupuncture worked almost as well on migraine patients as three types of traditional acupuncture, a new study says.

Randomly assigning 480 patients to one of four groups at nine Chinese hospitals --...

Migraines May Raise Depression Risk

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By Andrew M. Seaman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who get painful migraine headaches may be at a higher risk for developing clinical depression, suggests a new study from Canada.

The research, published in the journal Headache, also hints that the relationship may go both ways, and people with clinical depression could have a higher risk of developing migraines, but that finding could have been due to chance, the researchers say.

Nonetheless, lead author Geeta Modgill, who was at...

Migraine Relief

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Imagine if you could literally run away from your next headache!

Hi, I'm Dr. Cindy Haines, host of HealthDay TV.

Every year, about 12 percent of American teens and adults have a migraine. If you've ever experienced one, you know the pain and other serious symptoms can put you out of commission for hours or even days. A new study finds that exercise may be a good prescription for prevention.

Swedish researchers brought in 91 people who had...

Exercise May Offer Drug-Free Migraine Prevention

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By Megan Brooks

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regular aerobic exercise worked just as well as relaxation therapy or the antiepileptic drug topiramate in preventing migraine headaches in a Swedish trial.

"This non-pharmacological approach may therefore be an option for the prophylactic treatment of migraine in patients who do not benefit from or do not want daily medication," wrote Dr. Emma Varkey and her colleagues from the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg...

Migraine Medications and Antidepressants: A Risky Mix?

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