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“The medication didn’t perform as well as we thought it would, and the placebo performed better than you would think,” said Scott Powers, the lead author of the study and a director of the Headache Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

migraine is a neurological illness characterized by pulsating headachepain, sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and noise.

It’s a common childhood condition. Up to 11 percent of 7- to 11-year-olds and 23 percent of 15-year-olds have migraines.

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