Category: "Causes"

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, […]

Revolutionizing Pediatric Epilepsy Treatment: Baylor Study Sheds New Light on Neuron Roles

Revolutionizing Pediatric Epilepsy Treatment: Baylor Study Sheds New Light on Neuron Roles

Explore the groundbreaking study from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital on STXBP1 encephalopathy, shedding light on the roles of inhibitory and excitatory neurons in pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders. In a world where the intricacies of the human brain continue to baffle and fascinate, a groundbreaking study emerges from the labs of Baylor College […]

National shortage of epilepsy medication putting thousands at risk

National shortage of epilepsy medication putting thousands at risk

A national shortage of epilepsy medication is putting patients’ safety at risk, consultants have said. Medical professionals are becoming genuinely concerned as ever more frequent supply issues continue to bite tens of thousands of sufferers. According to the Epilepsy Society charity, over 600,000 people in the UK have the condition, or about one in every […]

Individuals with severe mental illness are at higher risk of experiencing physical multimorbidity

Individuals with severe mental illness are at higher risk of experiencing physical multimorbidity

A new study published in BMJ Mental Health has found that individuals with severe mental illness are almost twice as likely to report physical multimorbidity, emphasizing the critical importance of addressing the intersection between mental and physical health. The research, led by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in collaboration with the University of Cambridge’s Biomedical Research Centre, involved […]

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