Category: "Medicine"

Study finds girls with mild autism susceptible to treatment-resistant epilepsy

Study finds girls with mild autism susceptible to treatment-resistant epilepsy

New York — In a study published in the June issue of Autism Research, researchers at the New York University observed that girls with mild autism are susceptible to what scientists call ‘treatment-resistant’ epilepsy. It has long been observed by researchers that girls appear less likely to develop autism than boys, and that a significant number […]

Midazolam Nasal Spray May Reduce Seizures

Midazolam Nasal Spray May Reduce Seizures

A nasal spray formulation of midazolam may diminish repeated seizures and lower the risk of generalized tonic-clonic seizures in hospitalized epilepsy patients, researchers found. In a retrospective analysis of data from a German university epilepsy center, those given intranasal midazolam during or right after a seizure remained free of seizures longer than those not given […]

Study suggests potential way to predict autism or psychosis risk in children with genetic abnormality

Study suggests potential way to predict autism or psychosis risk in children with genetic abnormality

Doctors and researchers have long known that children who are missing about 60 genes on a certain chromosome are at a significantly elevated risk for developing either a disorder on the autism spectrum or psychosis — that is, any mental disorder characterized by delusions and hallucinations, including schizophrenia. But there has been no way to […]

New research shows concussion may affect men and women differently

New research shows concussion may affect men and women differently

New research suggests concussion may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, however, women may still experience greater symptoms and poorer cognitive performance at preseason testing. The study released today will be presented at the Sports Concussion Conference in Denver, July 24 to 26, hosted by the American Academy of […]

Focal symptoms may be prognostic in generalised epilepsies

Focal symptoms may be prognostic in generalised epilepsies

By Eleanor McDermid, Senior medwireNews Reporter Symptoms consistent with focal seizures are often reported by patients who have idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGE) and are associated with a short duration of freedom from seizures, say researchers. This strong association remained significant after accounting for a number of confounders, including age at onset, duration of epilepsy and […]

Children recover well from acute central nervous system demyelination

Children recover well from acute central nervous system demyelination

Most children can expect a good and quick physical recovery following acute central nervous system demyelination, study findings suggest. Although a serious illness, which resulted in 86% of the 283 children studied being hospitalised for 3 to 10 days, 254 (90%) of 281 children available for 5-year follow-up examination had recovered fully; 209 within 3 […]

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