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Migraines may slow memory loss

Sufferers show less cognitive decline as they age.

Despite the pain, migraines may help to prevent mental decline. Credit: Punchstock

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Ledford, H. Migraines may slow memory loss. Nature (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/news070423-3

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