Migraines, Brain Lesions Linked; Study Suggests Damage Goes beyond Episodic Pain
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Migraines may be a lot more than episodes of intense, unrelenting pain. A study suggests they may cause brain damage.
The study, published in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, found evidence of brain lesions in migraine sufferers at a rate far exceeding those without migraines.
"This shows migraines are not just headaches, something brought on by stress," Lenore Launer, chief of the National Institute on Aging's neuro-epidemiology section and a co-author of the study, said in an interview yesterday.
The study did not determine whether migraines were responsible …
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Publication information: Article title: Migraines, Brain Lesions Linked; Study Suggests Damage Goes beyond Episodic Pain. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: January 28, 2004. Page number: A06. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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