Colic Migraine Connection?
By Health Day
Having a colicky baby can be a challenge for new parents- The causes are not well understood-and the inconsolable crying is often assumed to be a pain syndrome.
Now, a new study suggests infantile colic may be linked to a different type of pain experienced later in childhood.
French researchers used data from 208 children... 6 to 18 years old...who were diagnosed with migraines during a trip to the emergency room in the Spring of 2012.
4-hundred-71 other children in the same age range were used as a control group...
All of their parents were asked to fill out a detailed questionnaire that specifically asked about history of colic.
The results: children with migraine were much more likely to have suffered colic in fact, 72.6-percent reported colic compared to 26.5 percent of the control group.
The researchers then conducted a second study to see if a link to colic would also be found in children with tension-type headaches. but they found no association there.
I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with news from today that can lead to healthy tomorrows.
Sunday, February 7, 2016, Watertown, NY