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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...

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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...

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Brain wiring lets us differentiate our speech from that of others’


December 10th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A new study has found that we have a network of volume settings that can selectively silence and amplify the sounds we make and hear.The study from the ... Read more...

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Latest advances in treating stroke, Parkinson’s detailed in Neurology Journal


October 1st, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A special issue of the journal Neurologic Clinics enlists the latest advances in treating neurologic disorders such as stroke, headache, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and sleep disorders."Great therapeutic strides ... Read more...

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High-fat diets successfully treat absence epilepsy


August 29th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 29 (ANI): A research has shown that two high-fat diets - the classic ketogenic and a modified version of the Atkins - can reduce and, in some cases, completely eliminate ... Read more...

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Idiopathic epilepsy patients have higher rate of remission


June 14th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Researchers have confirmed that children with idiopathic new-onset epilepsy have a significantly higher rate of remission than those with remote symptomatic epilepsy.Epilepsy is caused by two or more ... Read more...

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Ginkgo herbal meds may up seizures in epilepsy patients


April 15th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Ginkgo may increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy and could reduce the effectiveness of anti-seizure drugs, a new report concludes.The article appears in ACS' monthly ... Read more...

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Health train takes epilepsy treatment to villages (Feature with images)


March 17th, 2010 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
By Ranjana Narayan Sasaram/New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) When the health train chugged to a halt at Sasaram station in Bihar, there was a doctor on board to treat a condition that villagers ... Read more...

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‘School teachers need to be educated about epilepsy’(Lead)


February 4th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Many epileptic children get little sympathy from teachers if they get seizures and are often told to quit school, an expert has said while underlining the need ... Read more...

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‘School teachers need to be educated about epilepsy’


February 4th, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Many children suffering from epilepsy get little sympathy from their teachers when they get seizures in school and are often told to quit school, a health expert ... Read more...

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10 mn suffer from epilepsy in India, treatment gap huge


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Around 10 million people in India - every 10 out of 1,000 people - have epilepsy, but most do not have access to proper treatment, especially in ... Read more...

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New discovery explains sudden death in epilepsy


October 15th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have identified a 'molecular trigger' that could explain sudden death in epilepsy patients.According to Dr. Jeffrey Noebels, the study's senior author and ... Read more...

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Treating epilepsy on board a train in India’s hinterlands (Feature with images)


August 23rd, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Shweta Srinivasan New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) "If you have fits, it can be treated. You are not possessed by evil spirits!" Trying to dispel myths about epilepsy in India's rural hinterlands, ... Read more...

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Brain-scanning process may pave way for new epilepsy treatments


May 20th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A new brain-scanning process developed by a University of Minnesota researcher may pave the way for new treatments of epilepsy.Developed by Bin He UM McKnight professor and Director ... Read more...

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Cognitive therapy can ease nonepileptic seizures


April 16th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can benefit patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), according to a new study.PNES is a condition that is marked by seizures resembling epileptic seizures. ... Read more...

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Common anti-seizure drugs may increase risk of cardiovascular problems


March 19th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Two of the most commonly prescribed anti-seizure medications may increase the risk of cardiovascular problems, such as high cholesterol levels and C-reactive protein, according to a study.The ... Read more...

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Drop in oxygen levels may lead to sudden death in epilepsy patients


November 18th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Researchers at UC Davis Medical Centre have revealed that sudden death in epilepsy patients might be a result of significant drop in oxygen levels during seizures.They found ... Read more...

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Drops in oxygen level might trigger sudden death in epileptics


November 18th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Sudden, inexplicable deaths of epileptics could be the outcome of faulty brain signalling, not telling the bodies to breathe during such seizures."Significant drops in blood oxygen levels are ... Read more...

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Brain implants may restore mobility in stroke patients with partial paralysis


November 12th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists suggest that neuroprosthetic brain implants may help stroke patients to overcome partial paralysis.The researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis discovered that implants ... Read more...

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Brain surgery now easier on patients


August 21st, 2008 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Relying on minimally invasive techniques, neurosurgeons are making brain surgery easier and less risky. These procedures at Loyola University Hospital are tackling tumours, life-threatening aneurysms and epileptic seizures. ... Read more...

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Scientists take to human-frog hybrids to study autism


July 22nd, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Irvine, are studying the way the brain cells of among autistic people behave by fusing cells from the preserved brains of ... Read more...

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Drug-infused polymer implants offer new hope for epilepsy patients


June 25th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 25 (ANI): Experiments on rats have shown that drug-infused polymer implants, which can deliver small amounts of necessary medication directly into the brain, may help treat people who suffer ... Read more...

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Diabetic drug may prove safe therapy for epilepsy


April 9th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 9 (ANI): Researchers have said that a widely used diabetic drug, called Metformine, may prove to be an effective and safe therapy for epilepsy treatment as well.The study, ... Read more...

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Brain waves that distinguish false memories from real ones pinpointed


November 14th, 2007 - 2:45 am ICT by admin
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