A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls for a national surveillance program that will help create enough data on concussions in young athletes to counter the lack of information on the phenomenon, as well as resist what the agency calls “a culture of resistance” pervading youth sports.
Teens who reported chronic headache months after having concussions may have been taking too much pain medication, a new study suggests.
People with migraines are at twice the risk of depression as people without migraine headaches, particularly those under age 30, according to a new Canadian study.
Despite current guideline recommendations against the use of routine neuroimaging for uncomplicated headaches, physicians still tend to order imaging tests for many patients who present with headache and migraine, driving up annual healthcare spending.
Youth with headache frequently use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a study published online Oct. 14 in Pediatrics.
Study results show that a structured educational intervention for staff aimed at improving knowledge of pain assessment and treatment has little effect on outcomes as measured by pain scores.