Epilepsy

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a condition that has been known to mankind since ancient times. It affects the brain to cause repeated convulsions or seizures - also called fits in common parlance. The word “epilepsy” comes from the Greek and means to be taken, seized or attacked.

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Macrolide, penicillin antibiotics in pregnancy could affect children’s health

Macrolide, penicillin antibiotics in pregnancy could affect children’s health

New breakthrough offers hope for potential treatment of rare childhood epilepsy

New breakthrough offers hope for potential treatment of rare childhood epilepsy

Increase in out-of-pocket costs associated with lower adherence to neurologic medications

Increase in out-of-pocket costs associated with lower adherence to neurologic medications

Sustained efforts to reduce Pakistan's epilepsy treatment gap

Sustained efforts to reduce Pakistan's epilepsy treatment gap

New method to measure mutations in father's sperm may reveal ASD risk in future children

New method to measure mutations in father's sperm may reveal ASD risk in future children

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

Automatic method to assess severity of myoclonic jerks from video footage

Automatic method to assess severity of myoclonic jerks from video footage

Computer-based programs and virtual reality effective at treating children with acquired brain injury

Computer-based programs and virtual reality effective at treating children with acquired brain injury

Study finds higher suicide rate among people with neurological disorders

Study finds higher suicide rate among people with neurological disorders

Novela Neurotech joins hands with UCSF to break down neurodata borders

Novela Neurotech joins hands with UCSF to break down neurodata borders

Should epilepsy patients ever stop taking anti-seizure drugs?

Should epilepsy patients ever stop taking anti-seizure drugs?

Study supports breastfeeding for mothers taking antiepileptic medications

Study supports breastfeeding for mothers taking antiepileptic medications

Discrepancy found between empirical evidence and cannabis users' beliefs about medical marijuana

Discrepancy found between empirical evidence and cannabis users' beliefs about medical marijuana

High intake of dietary flavonols tied to lower risk of Alzheimer's dementia

High intake of dietary flavonols tied to lower risk of Alzheimer's dementia

CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder designated with new disease code in WHO medical classification list

CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder designated with new disease code in WHO medical classification list

Non-invasive electrostimulation of the vagus nerve improves memory in mice

Non-invasive electrostimulation of the vagus nerve improves memory in mice

FDA approves new drug that could aid MS diagnoses for clinical trials

FDA approves new drug that could aid MS diagnoses for clinical trials

New neuromodulation device may help prevent migraine

New neuromodulation device may help prevent migraine

Study provides insight into short-term outcome of status epilepticus patients

Study provides insight into short-term outcome of status epilepticus patients

Young blacks, Latinos less likely than white people to have poor outcomes after bleeding stroke

Young blacks, Latinos less likely than white people to have poor outcomes after bleeding stroke