Your Health: Oct. 11, 1999


CAN THAT HEADACHE! Remember when botulism was a bad thing? Still is, if you happen to consume the toxin from a contaminated batch of canned food. But now, years after doctors discovered the toxin's uncanny ability to smooth out wrinkles and quell tremors, a new benefit has been uncovered: botulism toxin seems to alleviate migraine headaches. In a preliminary study, half the patients whose foreheads were injected with tiny amounts of the botulism drug Botox reported that their migraine headaches disappeared--and stayed away for up to four months.

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