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Women: You are having more headaches around menopause, researchers say
Women: You are having more headaches around menopause, researchers say

Women’s migraine headache problems rise in the years shortly before before and at the start of menopause, researchers say. That news might feel like vindication to the women who suspected as much but didn’t always get support from their doctors. “In the past physicians had not really recognized the effect of hormones on migraines,” said Dr. Vincent Martin, co-director of the University of  Cincinnati Headache and Facial Pain Program and lead author of the study. It was presented this week at the American Headache Society annual meeting in Los Angeles. “Headaches do increase during this time period. It’s what women have been telling us for...

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