Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 188 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 7-July-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 8-July-2003
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Quality of life of children with headaches comparable to that of children with cancer and rheumatic diseases
The quality of life of children with headaches is comparable to that of children with such serious conditions as cancer and rheumatic diseases, according to a new study by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.  more

Information for patients: Headache
Not all headaches require medical attention. Some result from missed meals or occasional muscle tension and are easily remedied. If the problem is not relieved by standard treatments, a headache sufferer may be referred to an internist, a neurologist, or a psychologist.  more


Soda may cause headaches among children
A five-year study suggests that children who drink too much cola may experience "caffeine-induced" headaches on a daily basis. Parents who are mystified about the cause of their son's or daughter's daily headaches might want to check their child's soda-drinking habits.  more

Snoring linked to headaches
Past studies have linked snoring and chronic daily headache. On such study, published in the April 22 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology, examined the snoring habits of people with chronic daily headache and people with occasional headaches. more

Information for patients: Migraine update
Migraine headaches affect 28 million Americans, 75 percent of whom roughly 21 million people are women. Migraine symptoms occur in various combinations and include pain, extreme sensitivity to light and sound, nausea and vomiting. The pain of migraine is often described as an intense pulsing or throbbing pain in one area of the head. Some individuals can predict the onset of a migraine with tell-tale signs that include visual disturbances. This is called a migraine "aura."  more

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