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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".
New findings support more conservative use of ED neuroimaging for non-index seizures

New findings support more conservative use of ED neuroimaging for non-index seizures

HIV-positive children in South Africa more likely to have developmental disabilities

HIV-positive children in South Africa more likely to have developmental disabilities

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

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

FDA approves cannabis based drug for severe form of epilepsy

FDA approves cannabis based drug for severe form of epilepsy

Unlocked and loaded: Families confront dementia and guns

Unlocked and loaded: Families confront dementia and guns

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 develop low-cost plastic sensors to monitor wide range of health conditions

Researchers develop low-cost plastic sensors to monitor wide range of health conditions

Christiana Care Health System opens first Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in Delaware

Christiana Care Health System opens first Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in Delaware

Study opens new window into cellular events that occur in the brain during absence seizures

Study opens new window into cellular events that occur in the brain during absence seizures

Biomedical engineers uncover new fundamental feature of brain oscillations

Biomedical engineers uncover new fundamental feature of brain oscillations

FDA warns nine online networks to stop illegal marketing of unapproved opioids

FDA warns nine online networks to stop illegal marketing of unapproved opioids

FDA warns companies to cease selling illegal, highly concentrated caffeine products

FDA warns companies to cease selling illegal, highly concentrated caffeine products

Researchers develop new prediction method for epileptic seizures

Researchers develop new prediction method for epileptic seizures

Early-life seizures prematurely switch on key brain synapses related to autism

Early-life seizures prematurely switch on key brain synapses related to autism

Raising Awareness of Childhood Dementia

Raising Awareness of Childhood Dementia

Pfizer announces Phase 3 study results of LYRICA Oral Solution CV for pediatric epilepsy patients

Pfizer announces Phase 3 study results of LYRICA Oral Solution CV for pediatric epilepsy patients

Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian launch new Mothers Center

Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian launch new Mothers Center