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Epilepsy is a group of disorders marked by problems in the normal functioning of the brain. These problems can produce seizures, unusual body movements, a loss of consciousness or changes in consciousness, as well as mental problems or problems with the senses.
Taking long midday naps or sleeping nine or more hours at night may increase stroke risk

Taking long midday naps or sleeping nine or more hours at night may increase stroke risk

Collaborative Frontiers grant to help predict behavior of the brain under metabolic stress

Collaborative Frontiers grant to help predict behavior of the brain under metabolic stress

Evaluating safety and efficacy of migraine preventive treatment for children, adolescents

Evaluating safety and efficacy of migraine preventive treatment for children, adolescents

UM Medicine launches new centers in Maryland to treat adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities

UM Medicine launches new centers in Maryland to treat adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities

Patient diaries help identify periods of heightened propensity for epileptic seizures

Patient diaries help identify periods of heightened propensity for epileptic seizures

Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person visit for people with many neurologic disorders

Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person visit for people with many neurologic disorders

Aspirin can be considered an effective and safe option to treat acute migraines

Aspirin can be considered an effective and safe option to treat acute migraines

Researchers propose aspirin as possible treatment option for patients with migraine

Researchers propose aspirin as possible treatment option for patients with migraine

Study reveals three effective treatments to stop epilepsy seizures

Study reveals three effective treatments to stop epilepsy seizures

Lower life expectancy with intellectual disability

Lower life expectancy with intellectual disability

Researchers develop new strategy for treating the most aggressive type of brain cancer

Researchers develop new strategy for treating the most aggressive type of brain cancer

Anti-epileptic drugs linked to increase in patients' risk of suicide

Anti-epileptic drugs linked to increase in patients' risk of suicide

Coriell Institute for Medical Research wins $7.7 million NINDS contract

Coriell Institute for Medical Research wins $7.7 million NINDS contract

Investigational drug for treating patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy

Investigational drug for treating patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy

Ultrasound treatment could be safe and effective option for people with essential tremor

Ultrasound treatment could be safe and effective option for people with essential tremor

Six ways physicians can help optimize reproductive health in women with epilepsy

Six ways physicians can help optimize reproductive health in women with epilepsy

Rheumatoid arthritis linked to other diseases before and after diagnosis, shows study

Rheumatoid arthritis linked to other diseases before and after diagnosis, shows study

UCI researchers develop new cell therapy to improve memory, prevent seizures after TBI

UCI researchers develop new cell therapy to improve memory, prevent seizures after TBI

People who are illiterate may have greater risk of developing dementia

People who are illiterate may have greater risk of developing dementia

Timely identification of prenatal exposure to opioids, gabapentin could mean more appropriate care

Timely identification of prenatal exposure to opioids, gabapentin could mean more appropriate care