TUESDAY, March 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — To the lingering damage of COVID-19 infection, add this side effect: New research shows that more than half of those sickened by COVID-19 report depression. Among more than 3,900 people who had COVID-19 surveyed between May 2020 and January 2021, 52% suffered symptomsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Anyone who gets frequent migraine symptoms knows the experience: the throbbing, the pain, the visual disturbances. Exercise has long been a potential way to reduce migraine triggers, but a new study suggests it could be an especially effective with triggers such stress, depressionContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — As worldwide obesity rates continue to soar, new research shows that growing numbers of people are developing a potentially blinding type of weight-linked headache that was once considered rare. Though the study was conducted in Wales, one U.S. expert said the same surgeContinue Reading

MONDAY, June 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — While a fever and cough have seemed to be the early warning signs of COVID-19, new research shows almost half of hospitalized patients experience a host of neurological problems. In fact, headaches, dizziness, strokes, weakness, decreased alertness or other neurological symptoms can appearContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from regular migraines despite medication might consider investing in a yoga mat. That’s according to a new trial that tested the effects of a gentle yoga practice — with slow-paced physical postures, breathing exercises and relaxation. Researchers found that people whoContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Chronic pain can keep kids from being social and active, leading to anxiety and depression, a child psychiatrist says. Unfortunately, this can turn into a vicious cycle — worsening depression and anxiety can also worsen pain perception. Between 5% and 20% of childrenContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People afflicted with cluster headaches miss work twice as often as colleagues without the debilitating headaches, a new study finds. Cluster headaches are extremely painful headaches that last from 15 minutes to three hours, for many days, or even weeks, in a row.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A cheap, century-old drug in most Americans’ medicine cabinets — aspirin — may come to the rescue for people suffering from migraines, a new study finds. While there are effective prescription medications, many migraine patients in the United States don’t have access toContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Headache and migraine patients, take note: medical marijuana may help ease your pain. The findings follow an analysis of data collected by a Canadian phone app that gathered feedback offered by 1,300 headache sufferers and nearly 700 migraine sufferers who used marijuana toContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Nov. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The holiday season can give you real headaches, but you can take action to prevent them, an expert says. To reduce stress, make plans well in advance and know your limits, advised Dr. Bing Liao, a neurologist at Houston Methodist. “The nature ofContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Chronic migraine headaches plagued Adam Pressley from childhood, and by his 30s they had become a near-daily occurrence. Pressley, 31, had tried everything to stop them: blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, seizure medications, and even quarterly injections of Botox. Then his doctor suggested somethingContinue Reading