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An epileptic seizure, occasionally referred to as a fit, is defined as a transient symptom of "abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain".
Rice scientists develop method to identify patients at high risk of continued seizures before surgery

Rice scientists develop method to identify patients at high risk of continued seizures before surgery

Study provides insight into long-term health impact of convulsive seizures in children

Study provides insight into long-term health impact of convulsive seizures in children

Can apps slay the medical bill dragon?

Can apps slay the medical bill dragon?

Study finds mislabeling in nearly 70% of cannabidiol products sold online

Study finds mislabeling in nearly 70% of cannabidiol products sold online

Sleepless nights lead to sluggish brain activity

Sleepless nights lead to sluggish brain activity

Sickle cell patients suffer discrimination, poor care — and shorter lives

Sickle cell patients suffer discrimination, poor care — and shorter lives

FDA issues warning letters to companies illegally selling products that claim to cure cancer

FDA issues warning letters to companies illegally selling products that claim to cure cancer

FDA warning on miracle marijuana cures for cancer

FDA warning on miracle marijuana cures for cancer

Wristband devices may improve detection and characterization of epileptic seizures

Wristband devices may improve detection and characterization of epileptic seizures

Sunovion announces results from Phase 3 clinical study of new drug in children, adolescents with bipolar depression

Sunovion announces results from Phase 3 clinical study of new drug in children, adolescents with bipolar depression

New study hopes to shed light on mechanism behind epileptic and non-epileptic seizures

New study hopes to shed light on mechanism behind epileptic and non-epileptic seizures

Systematic review finds lack of data on medical cannabis use in children and adolescents

Systematic review finds lack of data on medical cannabis use in children and adolescents

Findings reveal how seizures can have lasting detrimental effects on memory

Findings reveal how seizures can have lasting detrimental effects on memory

Dietary supplement could be promising therapeutic target for seizure disorders

Dietary supplement could be promising therapeutic target for seizure disorders

Research findings could pave way to new therapies for treating seizures and autism

Research findings could pave way to new therapies for treating seizures and autism

Experts in obstetric care come together to realize quality measures for high-risk pregnancies

Experts in obstetric care come together to realize quality measures for high-risk pregnancies

Moms of children with rare genetic illness push for wider newborn screening

Moms of children with rare genetic illness push for wider newborn screening

Tulane researchers explore Shox2 protein’s potential link to epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia

Tulane researchers explore Shox2 protein’s potential link to epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia

Seizures can be induced by cannabinoids, scientists warn

Seizures can be induced by cannabinoids, scientists warn

Scientists genetically engineer mice that display behavioral hallmarks of human bipolar disorder

Scientists genetically engineer mice that display behavioral hallmarks of human bipolar disorder