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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Flickering bright colours likely to trigger epileptic fits

September 26th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Certain flickering colours, especially red and blue in tandem, seem more likely to cause fits among epileptics, says a new study headed by a researcher of Indian origin. Joydeep ... Read more...

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Epileptics can handle pressure in stressful situations

January 1st, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Subject to sudden seizures, epileptics are often discriminated against, as employers fear that stressful situations might bring on an attack. But a new Tel Aviv University (TAU) study ... Read more...

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How Brit political correctness went horribly wrong during brainstorming!

June 20th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): A local council in Britain has barred the use of the term brainstorming and replaced it with Thought Showers- after fearing that the phrase may offend epileptics ... Read more...

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Epileptics who don’t take their medicines at higher death risk

June 19th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Epileptics who don't take their seizure medication regularly are three times more likely to die, according to a new study. Researchers came to this conclusion after examining insurance ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drug causes bone loss in young women

April 29th, 2008 - 11:17 am ICT by admin
Washington, April 29, (IANS) Young women who took the common epilepsy drug phenytoin for a year showed significant bone loss compared to women taking other epilepsy drugs, according to a new study. ... Read more...

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