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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.
Children with disabilities endure long waits for life-changing medical equipment

Children with disabilities endure long waits for life-changing medical equipment

Woman's pregnancy history may be linked to Alzheimer's disease risk

Woman's pregnancy history may be linked to Alzheimer's disease risk

Researchers identify key protein involved in irregular brain cell activity

Researchers identify key protein involved in irregular brain cell activity

Athletes with ADHD may be at greater risk for anxiety and depression after concussion

Athletes with ADHD may be at greater risk for anxiety and depression after concussion

Study: Higher blood pressure in older people could lead to brain disease and Alzheimer's

Study: Higher blood pressure in older people could lead to brain disease and Alzheimer's

Soccer headers more likely to have balance problems

Soccer headers more likely to have balance problems

Breakthrough in building computers to mimic brain's neural networks

Breakthrough in building computers to mimic brain's neural networks

Altitude sickness drug may offer significant gains for patients with glioblastoma

Altitude sickness drug may offer significant gains for patients with glioblastoma

Small battery-powered device offers new option to treat patients with refractory epilepsy

Small battery-powered device offers new option to treat patients with refractory epilepsy

Research sheds light on composition of cannabis used to treat children with epilepsy

Research sheds light on composition of cannabis used to treat children with epilepsy

People with exposure to paint or other solvents more likely to develop MS

People with exposure to paint or other solvents more likely to develop MS

Researchers identify molecular mechanism leading to cortical malformation from brain-only mutations

Researchers identify molecular mechanism leading to cortical malformation from brain-only mutations

Study using i2b2 could help standardize artificial coma treatment for RSE patients

Study using i2b2 could help standardize artificial coma treatment for RSE patients

Hormone lab tests not necessary for most teens with gynecomastia

Hormone lab tests not necessary for most teens with gynecomastia

Genes associated with autism interact to modulate variable symptoms of disease

Genes associated with autism interact to modulate variable symptoms of disease

Estrogen may also play a role in migraine for men

Estrogen may also play a role in migraine for men

UT Southwestern study reveals structural information for major brain receptor

UT Southwestern study reveals structural information for major brain receptor

FDA approves cannabis based drug for severe form of epilepsy

FDA approves cannabis based drug for severe form of epilepsy

FDA approves new marijuana-based drug to treat rare and severe forms of epilepsy

FDA approves new marijuana-based drug to treat rare and severe forms of epilepsy

Researchers discover shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders

Researchers discover shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders