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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...

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High-fat ketogenic diet ‘can help treat persistent childhood seizures’


May 18th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): A high-fat ketogenic diet, made up of high-fat foods and few carbohydrates, can help reduce or completely eliminate debilitating seizures in most children with infantile spasms, whose seizures ... Read more...

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Strokes can happen to children too


February 25th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Children can have strokes too that can be recurrent, according to pediatric researchers.Unfortunately, boffins said, the strokes often go unrecognized the first time, and the child does not ... Read more...

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High-fat ketogenic diet to control seizures ’safe, effective’


February 17th, 2010 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 17 (ANI): High-fat ketogenic diet used for treating current and former patients to control multiple, daily and severe seizures is not only effective, but also appears to have no long-lasting ... Read more...

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Playing videogames ‘improves hand function of teens with cerebral palsy’


January 13th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 13 (ANI): Custom videogames help improve hand function and forearm bone health in teens with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, say researchers.Meredith R. Golomb, Indiana University School of Medicine, authored the study ... 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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Autistic kids learn new behaviours differently than others


July 7th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): A new piece of research suggests that when it comes to learning new behaviours, autistic kids rely more on their own internal sense of body position rather than ... Read more...

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Gene linked to most common form of epilepsy identified


January 29th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): An international team of researchers has identified a gene linked to the most common type of epilepsy called Rolandic epilepsy, which is associated with seizures starting in ... Read more...

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Gene associated with epilepsy discovered


November 18th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A group of scientists has discovered a new gene which is associated with the brain disorder epilepsy.While the PRICKLE1 gene mutation was specific to a rare ... Read more...

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High fat, low carbohydrate diet before drugs effective for epileptic kids


September 9th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): A new study from Johns Hopkins Hospital has revealed that feeding epileptic infants high fat and low carbohydrate diet before using drugs can offer as an effective ... Read more...

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High cholesterol levels drop naturally in epileptic kids on high-fat anti-seizure diet


August 27th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): High cholesterol levels return to normal or near normal points naturally in epileptic children, who are treated with high-fat anti-seizure diet, suggests a new study.In the latest ... Read more...

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