Category: "Causes"

Can Smoking Cause Seizures?

Can Smoking Cause Seizures?

Smoking may increase seizure frequency in people with epilepsy. People with epilepsy also seem to be more likely to smoke than people in the general population. Smoking may contribute to the development of seizures by exposing your brain to certain chemicals found in cigarettes, such as nicotine or arsenic. Although an increasing number of studies […]

What to Know About Epilepsy Seizures and Alcohol

What to Know About Epilepsy Seizures and Alcohol

Consuming alcohol is a common seizure trigger for people with epilepsy. People who chronically consume large amounts of alcohol seem to be more likely to have epilepsy than people who don’t. Consuming alcohol seems to aggravate seizures in people with epilepsy and may lead to increased seizure frequency. Doctors often warn people who have epilepsy […]

Climate Change’s Rising Temperatures Pose Serious Risks To Brain Health

Climate Change’s Rising Temperatures Pose Serious Risks To Brain Health

As the Earth continues to warm at an alarming rate, the effects of climate change on human health are becoming increasingly evident. While much attention has been given to the impact of rising temperatures on physical health, a group of experts from University College London (UCL) is sounding the alarm about the potentially devastating consequences […]

Children with poor cry at birth, jaundice are predisposed to epilepsy

Children with poor cry at birth, jaundice are predisposed to epilepsy

Dr Joy Alejo, a pediatric neurologist at the University College Hospital that manages children with developmental disorders, epilepsy and neurological diseases says in this interview with SADE OGUNTOLA that epilepsy is not a spiritual or mysterious condition, but a medical one that is curable under certain conditions, and its treatment must be prompt to arrest limitations […]

First-of-its-kind blood test to revolutionize detection of psychiatric disorders

First-of-its-kind blood test to revolutionize detection of psychiatric disorders

“This is very exciting because right now, there isn’t a blood marker for disorders affecting the brain.” BALTIMORE — A pioneering new blood test is being developed to detect mental health disorders. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center researchers are hoping this blood test can identify psychiatric and neurological issues, including postpartum depression, schizophrenia, and epilepsy. This research illuminates […]

Elevated COVID-19 Risks for People with Epilepsy Unveiled by New Study

Elevated COVID-19 Risks for People with Epilepsy Unveiled by New Study

Imagine navigating a global pandemic with the added vulnerability of living with epilepsy. Recent research spearheaded by Swansea University and the University of Edinburgh has shed light on this very scenario, revealing that individuals with epilepsy faced significantly higher risks of hospitalization and mortality due to COVID-19 compared to those without the condition. This study, […]

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