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Healthcheck: Migraine help

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There is new hope for people who suffer from the worst type of headaches, migraines.

New information from the American Academy of Neurology shows 40 percent of migraine sufferers could benefit from preventative treatments but less than a third use them.

They say prescription drugs, like Depakote and Topamax, are effective in preventing migraines or reducing their severity.

Over-the-counter drugs like NSAIDS and the herb butterbur also appear to help prevent the painful problem.