Colic Migraine Connection?

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Story Updated: Apr 18, 2013

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.

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