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Faridabad hospital claims record for brain surgery on underweight baby

The baby, one of twins was born preterm at 33 weeks and suffered from seizures A 20-day baby boy weighing just 1.160 kg has undergone...

Crime and violence can trigger seizures in an epileptic person

Study finds people living in high crime Chicago neighbourhoods have far more seizures People with epilepsy living in high crime neighborhoods in Chicago have three...

Drug made from cannabis available on prescription in US

The first marijuana-derived drug gets FDA nod for prescription in the US From November 1, doctors in all 50 states of the US, can legally...

Epileptic seizures follow circadian (24 hour) rhythms

Most people’s seizures occurred in a circadian (ie, 24-hour) rhythm, but some people experienced weekly and 3-weekly cycles. Some had a combination of daily,...

Pregnant with epilepsy? Folic acid may prevent language delays in baby

Women who are on epilepsy drugs often have babies that pick up language skills later than others. Folate prevents that Women who take epilepsy drugs...

Epilepsy drug breaks defence of brain cancer against chemo

The drug, also used for altitude sickness makes aggressive brain cancer more vulnerable to chemotherapy A common drug used for altitude sickness, glaucoma and epilepsy...

Epilepsy does not affect fertility in women, or pregnancy outcomes

New study finds women with epilepsy just as likely to get pregnant as disease-free individuals Debunking yet another epilepsy myth, new research has shown that...

Epileptics prone to accidental deaths and suicides, finds JAMA study

However risks of unnatural death are low in people with epilepsy The suddenness with which epilepsy strikes can trigger accidents. What is less known is...

Salad eaters beware! Uncooked pork isn’t the only culprit in tapeworm...

Neurocysticercosis is the leading cause of epilepsy Some years ago, when ace Indian tennis player Leander Paes fell ill, neurocysticercosis enjoyed a brief moment in...

Helmet like brain scanner could be just what the doc ordered...

The new portable scanner is also suitable for children A new portable brain scanner could change the way diseases such as epilepsy are treated. The...

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Every 10th kid & every 6th adult is victim of antibiotic...

Michigan Medicine study published in British Medical Journal highlights extent of antibiotic overuse One in 10 children and about one in six adults with private...