Epilepsy

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.
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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Duke researchers identify role for key gene in developmental disability syndrome

Duke researchers identify role for key gene in developmental disability syndrome

Acupuncture may help people suffering from chronic tension-type headaches

Acupuncture may help people suffering from chronic tension-type headaches

Traumatic brain injury changes the connections between nerve cells across the entire brain

Traumatic brain injury changes the connections between nerve cells across the entire brain

Cost of brand-name antiseizure medications increased by 277% from 2010 to 2018, study finds

Cost of brand-name antiseizure medications increased by 277% from 2010 to 2018, study finds

New method may help detect epilepsy-induced features from brain signals rapidly

New method may help detect epilepsy-induced features from brain signals rapidly

Taking valproic acid during pregnancy can cause birth defects, study shows

Taking valproic acid during pregnancy can cause birth defects, study shows

Association of neuronal and non-neuronal GABA with neuropsychiatric illness in COVID-19 patients

Association of neuronal and non-neuronal GABA with neuropsychiatric illness in COVID-19 patients

Shingles is not associated with increased risk of dementia, finds study

Shingles is not associated with increased risk of dementia, finds study

Discovery of small protein’s structure could lead to new therapies for neurological disorders

Discovery of small protein’s structure could lead to new therapies for neurological disorders

Social isolation may be an early indicator of increased dementia risk

Social isolation may be an early indicator of increased dementia risk

Study reveals inaccurate label claims on unregulated CBD products

Study reveals inaccurate label claims on unregulated CBD products

Genetic testing results in lower length of stay in the NICU for infants with epilepsy

Genetic testing results in lower length of stay in the NICU for infants with epilepsy

Anesthetists play an integral role in reducing preventable maternal mortality in the UK

Anesthetists play an integral role in reducing preventable maternal mortality in the UK

Combinations of multiple genetic factors play a role in the broad spectrum of autism

Combinations of multiple genetic factors play a role in the broad spectrum of autism

Prenatal exposure to antiseizure drugs associated with risk of autism and intellectual disability

Prenatal exposure to antiseizure drugs associated with risk of autism and intellectual disability

Researchers call for nursing homes to shift to non-medication-based methods to help dementia patients

Researchers call for nursing homes to shift to non-medication-based methods to help dementia patients

Highest medicinal dose of cannabidiol is driver-safe, study confirms

Highest medicinal dose of cannabidiol is driver-safe, study confirms

Study shows how synchronization contributes to transmission, processing of information in the brain

Study shows how synchronization contributes to transmission, processing of information in the brain

Size of air pollution particles may affect a person's risk of dying from stroke, study finds

Size of air pollution particles may affect a person's risk of dying from stroke, study finds

Seven healthy habits may lower the risk of dementia in people with high genetic risk

Seven healthy habits may lower the risk of dementia in people with high genetic risk