Category: "Epilepsy in children"

Potential treatment target for rare form of infant epilepsy identified

Potential treatment target for rare form of infant epilepsy identified

Research from Tufts University School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences lends hope to families of patients with infantile spasms syndrome. New research from Tufts University School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences suggests that the timing of the death of certain inhibitory neurons in the brain shortly after birth may be at […]

Epilepsy Day: Not Recognizing Epileptic Symptoms In Children Can Lead To Life-Long Disabilities, Say Neurologists

Epilepsy Day: Not Recognizing Epileptic Symptoms In Children Can Lead To Life-Long Disabilities, Say Neurologists

Unmarried young women not being taken for treatment because that will negatively impact their marriage prospects is another area of concern, say experts of Amrita Hospital, Faridabad. Symptoms of epilepsy in children sometimes go unnoticed since their appearance might differ greatly from the general conception of what an epileptic episode looks like. As a result, […]

Mehendi fragrance leads to epileptic seizures in nine-year-old girl

Mehendi fragrance leads to epileptic seizures in nine-year-old girl

The curious case of a nine-year-old girl suffering an epileptic attack due to the application of mehendi has made it to the latest edition of Clinical Neurophysiology. The case was reported in Delhi’s Sir Gangaram Hospital. The nine-year-old suffered her first convulsion after applying mehendi to her hands two years back. The convulsion lasted for […]

Laois gets behind epilepsy fundraisers as dad set to scale Mount Kilimanjaro

Laois gets behind epilepsy fundraisers as dad set to scale Mount Kilimanjaro

Individuals and businesses around Laois are getting behind a fundraising effort to build awareness and support structures for those affected by epilepsy. Mark McGuire whose son Ciarán (7) is affected by Benign Rolandic Epilepsy, will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in August to raise funds for Epilepsy Ireland. Mum Marian has organised a coffee morning for this […]

How to Identify Your Epileptic Seizure Triggers

How to Identify Your Epileptic Seizure Triggers

Epilepsy triggers are what set off seizures. Triggers can be anything, from flashing lights to weather to something you’ve eaten. Once you know your seizure triggavoid them or be prepared for when you do encounter them. This can make a big difference in how well you control your epilepsy. This article examines what causes epilepsy, common […]

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