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Migraines linked to higher risk of heart disease in women

Research we’re watching Women who suffer from migraines are more prone to heart attacks and strokes than those who don’t get the crippling headaches, a study in the May 31, 2016, BMJ suggests. The findings come from the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study II, which tracked more than 115,000 women ages 25 to 42 for more than two decades. About 15% of the women said they had migraines at the start of the…

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