epileptic seizures

2cm bullet removed from Chinese farmer head after 23 years!


April 23rd, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): Surgeons have removed a two-centimetre bullet from the head of a Chinese farmer after 23 years.In 1988 Wang Tianqing, who lives in Zhangjiakouin city in northern China's Hebei ... Read more...

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Bullet removed from man’s brain after 23 years


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) A bullet lodged in the head of a farmer in China for the past 23 years has now been surgically removed, it was reported here.Wang Tianqing, ... Read more...

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New discovery explains link between epilepsy and fragile X syndrome


April 13th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): The discovery of a potential mechanism may now help explain how individuals with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability, often develop epilepsy.Scientists at ... Read more...

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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...

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Neurons play distinct roles at different stages of epileptic seizures


March 28th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): A new study has found that epileptic seizures begin with extremely diverse neuronal activity - contrary to the classic view that they are characterized by massively synchronized activity. ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Statins could help stave off seizures


October 26th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new research has discovered that statins, the family of drugs used to lower cholesterol, might also reduce the risk of epileptic seizures in people with cardiovascular disease.A ... Read more...

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Mind Reading Machine Translates Brain Activity Into Words


September 10th, 2010 - 2:34 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Reading a person’s mind may soon be following in the footsteps of so many ideas which have made their way out of science fiction and into reality. Scientists ... Read more...

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‘Mind-reading machine’ converts thoughts into speech


September 8th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): Researchers from Utah University have managed to convert brain signals of paralyzed people into words."We have been able to decode spoken words using only signals from the brain ... Read more...

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Scientists translate brain signals into words


September 7th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): Researchers from Utah University have managed to convert brain signals of paralysed people into words, says a new study."We have been able to decode spoken words using only ... Read more...

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Epileptic seizures linked to ancient gene family?


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): An American biologist has identified an ancient gene family that plays a pivotal role in regulating the excitability of nerves within the brain. The discovery points to a ... Read more...

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Advisor To President Speaks To 60 Minutes About Epilepsy


June 28th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): David Axelrod, advisor to President Obama, is facing a battle of gigantic proportions. Both he and his wife Susan find themselves fighting with one ... Read more...

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Arrested ‘Maoist’ in Bengal is mentally challenged: Parents


June 17th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Duli (West Bengal), June 17 (IANS) A 19-year-old arrested by the security forces after Wednesday's gunbattle with Maoist guerrillas in West Midnapore's Ranjha forest is "mentally challenged" and suffers from ... Read more...

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Uncontrolled brain activity linked to epilepsy


April 26th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): An American study has shed new light on the mechanism behind epilepsy attacks in the brain.Neuroscientist Douglas A. Coulter, the co-author of the research study, from The Children's ... Read more...

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Samsung issues warnings about their 3D TV’s for the pregnant women, elderly and children


April 17th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Samsung has issued a host of warnings for the pregnant women, elderly people and the children. The warning said that pregnant women, drunken people and ... Read more...

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Ginkgo likely to aggravate seizures in epileptics


April 15th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) The use of Ginkgo biloba, a top-selling herbal remedy, should be restricted as growing scientific evidence shows it may increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy, ... 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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Boffins identify gene for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy


April 14th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): People with epilepsy who are otherwise healthy are more than 10 times more likely to die suddenly and unexpectedly than the general population. Now, scientists claim that a ... Read more...

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Wolf Moon 2010 Gets Star Gazers Excited


January 30th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Native Americans call the first Full moon of the year as wolf moon. It is generally unusually brighter and bigger. Yesterday many sky gazers waited with ... Read more...

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Ginkgo herbal meds may increase seizures in epileptic people


January 28th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (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, which appears in ACS' ... Read more...

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Deaths in juvenile home natural: Delhi government


January 13th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The deaths of 12 inmates of a state-run juvenile home in one month were natural, the Delhi government said Wednesday in its reply to a National Human ... Read more...

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Don’t ignore epilepsy, it is ‘fairly common’ and manageable


December 26th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Ranjana Narayan New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) If you find your child suddenly behaving in a disoriented manner, losing focus, for a few minutes and then feeling tired after that, don't brush ... Read more...

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Halting chronic drinking brings on epileptic seizures


October 19th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Epileptic seizures are the most dramatic aspect of the "alcohol withdrawal syndrome" that occurs when a person abruptly halts a chronic drinking habit. Researchers have shown that the ... Read more...

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Why seizures occur with alcohol withdrawal


October 18th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have provided a new understanding of why epileptic seizures occur with alcohol withdrawal.Such seizures are the most dramatic and prominent aspect of the ... Read more...

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Tipping points trigger abrupt shifts in people, society, nature


September 5th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) What do abrupt changes in ocean circulation and earth's climate, shifts in wildlife populations and ecosystems, global finance market and epileptic seizures have in common? All of them share ... Read more...

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Scientists identify ‘tipping points’ at which sudden shifts to new conditions occur


September 3rd, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have identified 'tipping points' at which sudden shifts to new conditions occur in the world.The research was done by Martin Scheffer of Wageningen ... Read more...

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Scientists halt epilepsy in mice


August 4th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Epilepsy sufferers have been given fresh hope after scientists at Leeds prevented the condition from being passed on to mice offspring.The researchers were able to do so after ... Read more...

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Potassium citrate wards off kidney stones in seizure patients


July 22nd, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) A daily supplement of potassium citrate taken by kids on the high-fat ketogenic diet to control epileptic seizures can help prevent the resulting yet excruciatingly painful kidney stones, ... Read more...

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Daily potassium citrate may prevent seizure patients on high-fat diet from kidney stones


July 22nd, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center say that children on the high-fat ketogenic diet to control epileptic seizures can be prevented from the excruciatingly painful kidney stones, which ... 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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Special protein helps maintain an efficient brain


May 19th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Synaptotagmin-IV is a special protein known to influence learning and memory and may help maintain an efficient brain, according to a new study. University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) researchers study ... 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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Diet-rich in whipping cream, butter, oil can control seizures in epileptic kids


April 3rd, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): A diet rich in whipping cream, butter and vegetable oils can help control epileptic seizures in children, suggests a new study.In the study, children on highly regimented ketogenic ... Read more...

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New target to treat epileptic seizures following brain stroke discovered


December 7th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Scientists would soon be able to treat some forms of epilepsy, thanks to University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute neuroscience researchers, who discovered ... Read more...

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