epilepsy

Workshop to motivate disabled kids, parents


August 12th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) In a bid to motivate the differently-abled children to be independent, a workshop for them and their parents was organised here Saturday by a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Epilepsy drugs trigger risk of fractures


July 1st, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 1 (IANS) People on anti-epileptic drugs are up to four times more likely to suffer spine, collar bone and ankle fractures than non-users of such drugs. John Wark, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Stella McCartney donates sketch to auction


May 5th, 2012 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Former Beatle Paul McCartney's daughter, designer Stella McCartney has donated a signed sketch to a charity art auction, which will benefit children with special needs.The ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Regular jogging may increase longevity


May 4th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, May 4 (IANS) Regular jogging can add up more than six years to male life expectancy and 5.6 years to women's longevity, reveals the latest data from the Copenhagen ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Minivan runs over group of pedestrians in Japan, killing 7


April 13th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by BNO News
KYOTO, JAPAN (BNO NEWS) -- Seven people were killed on early Thursday afternoon when a minivan ran over a group of pedestrians in the Japanese city of Kyoto, police said. The driver ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Chinese man to sue for son’s paralysis


April 5th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) A man is preparing to sue the Chinese government for failing to provide information about emissions from an incineration factory which he said paralyzed his son's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Epilepsy is disabling, needs understanding’ (March 26 is World Epilepsy Day)


March 25th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Epilepsy is much more disabling than acknowledged - it impacts a child's learning years, a person's professional and marital life and also gives the patient ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A pacemaker in brain can treat epilepsy


March 21st, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Thirtythree-year-old epilepsy patient Shalini Arora's condition was deteriorating with each passing day as the medication which had helped her for years finally failed. It was ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Video game lends cutting edge to genetic research


December 7th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) A video game known as Phylo has lent a cutting edge to genetic research, especially understanding the role DNA plays in Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, reveals ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Twilight birthing scene triggers seizures


November 25th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reports of seizures have been reported in various places after watching the birthing scene of the Twilight movie “Breaking Dawn: Part One.” The movie was released ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

China, Canada to build Alzheimer’s research centre


October 24th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) A China-Canada joint research centre for child development and the study of Alzheimer's disease will be built at a children's hospital in southwest China, authorities said.The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Brain cells wired to react to animals


September 11th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) Why do some people pat every furry animal on the street, while others shrink in fright at the sight of a shark or a snake even ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Doctor booked for dumping patients


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, Aug 3 (IANS) A case has been registered against a doctor and three employees of a government hospital here for dumping two seriously ill patients on the outskirts of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists isolate gene behind mental retardation


July 17th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 17 (IANS) With the help of a new sequencing technology, scientists have isolated a gene linked to mental retardation. Mental retardation, also called intellectual disability, denotes certain limitations ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Epilepsy causing parasite found in eels


May 18th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 18 (IANS) A parasite that can cause epilepsy and or lead to paralysis has been detected in eels imported from Indonesia and the Philippines, officials said here.This was ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Karnataka to re-impose ban on endosulfan


April 30th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Belgaum (Karnataka), April 30 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Saturday said the government will re-impose within two days the ban on use of pesticide Endosulfan in the state."We will ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

White bear dies of epilepsy at zoo


April 28th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 28 (IANS) The lone white bear at Chhattisgarh's Kanan Pendari zoo that was very popular with visitors has died of epilepsy, zoo officials said Thursday.The bear named Sikandar ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Study says that people who have autism & epilepsy have higher risk of dying early


April 21st, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has identified that people with autism and epilepsy have higher risk of dying early when compared with people with only autism. The study ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Death rates ‘higher in persons having both autism and epilepsy’


April 17th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A new study found that people with both autism and epilepsy have a much higher death rate than those with autism alone.It found that 39 percent of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

J&J recalls epilepsy drug


April 14th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Johnson & Johnson on Thursday announced that about 57,000 bottles of its epilepsy drug Topamax have been recalled following complaints of bad odor. There have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cannabis could help treat epilepsy


April 10th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Compounds found in the leaves of cannabis plants can help reduce seizures in epilepsy that has caused misery to millions of people, say experts.The British government ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

For first time ever, study proves common genetic roots for autism, epilepsy


April 9th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A team of researchers from the CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM) has for the first time ever identified a new gene that predisposes people to both autism and epilepsy.Led ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Samantha Cameron talks of ‘devastation’ of losing a child


March 30th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): Samantha, the wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, has told a charity gathering here of the devastation parents feel at losing a child.Samantha's speech at a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gene behind severe skin reaction to common epilepsy drug identified


March 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene responsible for severe skin reaction to a common epilepsy drug.Carbamazepine is commonly used to treat patients with epilepsy and other diseases such as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Epilepsy trigger found


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Bochum's neuroscientists have reported that hereditary diseases such as epilepsy or various coordination disorders may be caused by changes in nerve cells of the cerebellum, which do not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Protein that keeps neuro signals intact offers clue into brain disorders


March 15th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have identified a protein crucial for maintaining the health and function of nerve fibres in brain that controls transmission of messages within ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain molecule found to protect against epileptic seizures


March 7th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): A new Brown University study has found that molecule putrescine present in the brain an epileptic seizure actually protect against them hours later.The scientists have found that putrescine ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Latest Kanye West video ‘can trigger epileptic seizures’


February 24th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 24 (ANI): Experts have warned that the latest video from rapper Kanye West could trigger epileptic seizures.People with photosensitive epilepsy should not watch 'All of the Lights', featuring Rihanna, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Chronically ill kids ‘88pc more likely to suffer physical abuse’


February 18th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has found that children with chronic health conditions are 88 percent more likely to suffer physical abuse than healthy children.They are also 154 percent more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mental health neglected, multinational partnerships needed: Azad


February 17th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday pointed out that over six percent of Indians suffer from mental disorders and said there was a need to develop multinational ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Alcohol kills 2.5mn a year: WHO


February 12th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): A World Health Organization (WHO) report, profiling 193 countries on alcohol controls, has concluded that alcohol approximately kills 2.5 million people in a year.The report also indicated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New finding may have implications for schizophrenia, autism


February 10th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A surprising mechanism that controls brain formation has been unveiled by a study from The Scripps Research Institute.The findings have implications for understanding a host of diseases, including ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers allege that Chopin may have suffered from epilepsy


January 25th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madrid, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers in Spain have identified that the 19th-century composer, Frederic Chopin's lapses of consciousness may have been due to temporal lobe epilepsy.At the time, Chopin’s partner, George ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Composer Frederic Chopin’s hallucinations may be linked to epilepsy


January 25th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Polish composer Frederic Chopin, who was hounded by hallucinations during his relatively short life, probably had epilepsy, according to a new study.Chopin, who was plagued by poor health ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, an iPhone app that can read minds!


January 14th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): Experts have come up with a new application for the iPhone that has the ability to read minds.The XWave enables users to control on-screen objects with their minds ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe