Migraines: What causes them? Expert explains why coronavirus could be to blame

MIGRAINES are a common health condition, affecting around one in every five women and around one in every 15 men. But what causes them? One expert claims post-pandemic stress disorder could be to blame.
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Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnson &Johnson (the Company) has been closely monitoring newly emerging COVID-19 variants. In collaboration with academic groups in South Africa and around the world, the Company has been evaluating the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine across variants, including now the new and rapidly spreading Omicron variant. The Company is testing blood serum from participants in completed and ongoing booster studies to look for neutralizing activity against the Omicron variant. In addition, the Company is pursuing an Omicron-specific variant vaccine and will progress it as neede...
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ConclusionFurther studies are needed to better identify VITT’s pathophysiological mechanisms and genetic, demographic, or clinical predisposition of high-risk patients, to investigate the correlation of VITT with the different vaccine types, and to test the significance of the findings.
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Combining breath analysis with symptoms is a rapid novel diagnostic tool to identify COVID-19 infection in healthcare workers with mild symptoms.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: m-Health/e-health Source Type: research
We report one such example of a patient who developed new-onset severe headache and vomiting and did not seek medical attention because of COVID-19. Two months later, she was noted to have ptosis during a routine follow-up and was found to have a complete, pupil-involving third nerve palsy. Computed tomography angiography was performed and revealed an irregular bilobed saccular aneurysm (7 × 9 × 5 mm) of the right posterior communicating (PComm) artery, but no acute hemorrhage was visible on CT. On MRI, immediately adjacent to the aneurysm, there was a small subacute hematoma in the right medial temporal lobe w...
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Photo and Video Essay Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn patients with a history of migraine, COVID-19 vaccination could lead to a worsening of headache and, in rare cases, to the development of a SMg. This may be related to the inflammatory response that occurs after vaccination.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Purpose of review The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has overwhelmed the global community, negatively impacting patient health and research efforts; associated neurological manifestations are a significant cause of morbidity. This review outlines the worldwide epidemiology of neurologic manifestations of different SARS-CoV-2 clinical pediatric phenotypes, including acute coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and postacute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC). We discuss strategies to develop adaptive global research platforms for future ...
Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: NEUROLOGY: Edited by Robert Tasker and Mark S. Wainwright Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: COVID-19 pandemic can serve as a significant environmental factor contributing directly to increased suicide risk; the role of inflammation by an infection should not be overlooked.PMID:34730221 | DOI:10.26355/eurrev_202110_27013
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: This report highlights a case of active severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection presenting with tumefactive demyelination and subsequent response to therapy. It is important to recognize atypical presentations at this juncture as it may be crucial for planning treatment strategies.
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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