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Placebo Effect Enhances Migraine Drug
2014-01-09 08:33:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study of migraine sufferers is the latest to demonstrate the remarkable power of the placebo effect, finding that what a doctor tells you when prescribing medicine can influence your body's response to it. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, compared the effects of the common migraine drug Maxalt (rizatriptan) to an inactive placebo (sugar pill) in 66 sufferers of chronic migraine...

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2010-03-26 10:30:00

In a survey of 1500 people that suffer painful migraines, researchers conclude that most sufferers have no idea when their next headaches will strike. Reuters reports that Dr. X. Henry Hu of Merck & Co., based out of West Point, Penn., said that this is important information, because early treatments with migraine drugs called triptans can help reduce migraine severity. Hu and his colleagues had about 1500 migraine sufferers complete a 10-minute survey, and then had them complete...


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