'Phantom Tumors': Painful Epidemic in Children
Linked to Obesity - It's a
Friday night, and Lauren Ashley just wants to hang out with friends.
But instead, the 15-year-old high school freshman is at home buried
in homework. At age 5, she was diagnosed with a rare condition that
causes massive headaches that strike without warning. Since then,
the Gahanna, Ohio, teen has missed so much school that she is forced
to spend most weekends and every summer bent over her desk to keep
up with classmates.
Headaches and Tourette Syndrome -
Tourette syndrome is the most common childhood genetic movement
disorder. Previous research shows children with Tourette syndrome also
suffer from migraines. A new study confirms those findings. The new
research reports the frequency of migraine headaches in Tourette
syndrome children is nearly four-times more than the frequency of
migraines in the general population.
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