Tag: Epilepsy

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Epilepsy A Hidden Epidemic, Affects Over 15 Millions In India: AIIMS Doctor

Being not vocal about the epilepsy is one of the important reasons that has contributed in widening the treatment gap of this common disease in India, said Dr Chandra.

'Mystery' Disease Hits Andhra's Eluru Town: Over 200 Hospitalised In A Day
'Mystery' Disease Hits Andhra's Eluru Town: Over 200 Hospitalised In A Day

Amaravati: A team of medical and health experts has rushed to Andhra Pradesh’s Eluru town on Sunday after 227 people were hospitalised since Saturday night with symptoms resembling epilepsy. Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister Alla Krishna Srinivas alias Nani has said that the situation is under control and medical help is being provided to […]

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Young Adults Have Increased Risk Of Epilepsy-Related Death

London: A new study has claimed that young adults aged between 16 and 24 may have a six-fold increased risk of epilepsy-related death, a disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures. The study, presented at the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Virtual Congress, found that mortality rates for epilepsy-related […]

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Gene linked to sudden death in epilepsy identified

New York: Researchers have identified a gene associated with sudden death in epilepsy. Usually, it is believed that the patient had a seizure that killed them. But seizures happen in the cortex, the top of the brain and life-sustaining processes like breathing are controlled somewhere else entirely — the brainstem, the very bottom part of […]

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Ketogenic diet can help reduce epileptic seizures, claims study

New York: Besides helping lose weight and improve their overall health, consuming a ketogenic diet — which is high fat, low protein and low carbohydrates — can help reduce seizures caused by epilepsy, finds a recent study on rats. The study showed that increasing blood ketones by using ketogenic supplementation can reduce seizures without dietary […]

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Researchers develop brain 'pacemaker' to treat epilepsy, Parkinson's

New York: Researchers have developed a device that works like a “pacemaker for the brain” to monitor the brain’s electrical activity and potentially deliver fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson’s. The device, named WAND, short for wireless artifact-free neuromodulation device, can deliver electrical stimulation if it detects something amiss in the […]

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Death Risk 5 times higher in epileptic pregnant women: Study

New York: The risk of dying during pregnancy is five times higher for women with epilepsy, finds a new study. According to the study, from the Aarhus University in Denmark, pregnant women with epilepsy die of virtually the same conditions and events that women without epilepsy die of — ranging from accidents to blood clots, cancer […]

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Novel tool may improve quality of life for epilepsy patients

New York: Researchers have developed a new tool that may help neurologists screen for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in people with epilepsy — a disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures. This study can determine the necessity for treatment, which may result in improved seizure control, reduction in anti-epileptic […]

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This compound may help reduce epileptic seizures

Sydney: A naturally occurring compound found in cannabis may help curb the frequency of epileptic seizures, suggests a review of studies. Epilepsy is a disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures. The study, published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, showed that Cannabidiol — one of the […]

Neurological disease deaths up 36% in 25 years: Study

Moscow: The number of deaths due to neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy has increased by 36.7 per cent worldwide between 1990 and 2015, a study says. In 2015, these diseases comprised of 16.8 per cent of global deaths, according to the report by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project […]

Sleeping on stomach ups risk of sudden death in epilepsy

Washington: Research shows that those who suffer from epilepsy and sleep on their stomach may be at higher risk of sudden unexpected death, drawing a parallel to sudden infant death syndrome in babies. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes repeated seizures and affects an estimated 50 million people worldwide. “Sudden unexpected death is the […]

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