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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".
Two outbreaks in humans of deadly Nipah virus in reported Bangladesh

Two outbreaks in humans of deadly Nipah virus in reported Bangladesh

People with uncontrolled epilepsy have low levels of a certain fatty acid

People with uncontrolled epilepsy have low levels of a certain fatty acid

Antiepileptic drug levetiracetam (Keppra) shown to help chronic daily headaches

Antiepileptic drug levetiracetam (Keppra) shown to help chronic daily headaches

A ten year study shows that surgery is not only effective, but the preferred treatment for select epilepsy patients

A ten year study shows that surgery is not only effective, but the preferred treatment for select epilepsy patients

Clinical trial of enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of Gaucher disease

Clinical trial of enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of Gaucher disease

NICE issues guidance on use of newer drugs for epilepsy in adults

NICE issues guidance on use of newer drugs for epilepsy in adults

Foreign drug repackager complies with FDA order

Foreign drug repackager complies with FDA order

FDA issues warning againts street drug alternatives

FDA issues warning againts street drug alternatives

Natural medication shown to not always be a safe alternative to synthetic medication

Natural medication shown to not always be a safe alternative to synthetic medication

Results of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease research in people who received human growth hormone from cadavers

Results of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease research in people who received human growth hormone from cadavers

New research findings in study of Rett Syndrome

New research findings in study of Rett Syndrome

New Australian collaboration to discover new drugs targeting epilepsy and anxiety

New Australian collaboration to discover new drugs targeting epilepsy and anxiety

St. John’s wort may interfere with cancer-fighting drug’s ability to prevent relapse in leukemia patients

St. John’s wort may interfere with cancer-fighting drug’s ability to prevent relapse in leukemia patients

Discovery of new gene sheds light on human brain development

Discovery of new gene sheds light on human brain development

Researchers discover new form of the Rett syndrome protein

Researchers discover new form of the Rett syndrome protein

Clinical study - Diagnostic testing for  epilepsy released

Clinical study - Diagnostic testing for epilepsy released