MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many women experience blinding migraine headaches around their monthly period, and now researchers have a clue about why. Levels of the female hormone estrogen fluctuate during menstruation, which may lead to increases in calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). This protein widens blood vessels inContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A history of migraine headaches could make a woman more prone to pregnancy complications, such as issues with blood pressure or preterm birth, according to a new study. “We now know migraines may be an underrecognized risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes,” saidContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Sometimes just looking at a person can give clues to their likelihood of developing long COVID after a bout with the virus. For example, obese people are five times more likely to suffer long COVID symptoms that persist at least three months afterContinue Reading

MONDAY, June 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many COVID-19 long-haulers still have neurological symptoms such as headaches, fatigue and memory problems six months later, new research shows. The findings are the first from an ongoing study of long-haulers by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Following a bout of severe COVID-19, some children suffer lasting neurological complications, part of a rare condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a new study finds. The neurological symptoms are wide-ranging, and can include headaches, difficulty falling and staying asleep, daytimeContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The coronavirus can leave more than 40% of children hospitalized for COVID-19 with headaches and other lingering neurological symptoms, a new study claims. And the kids who developed these headaches or experienced an altered mental status known as acute encephalopathy were more likelyContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Long COVID can be tough to diagnose in children, but there are a number of things to look for. “Many children don’t have any symptoms when they have a COVID infection,” said Dr. Sindhu Mohandas, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and attending physicianContinue Reading