Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

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, […]

Agoraphobia common in people with epilepsy, new research finds

Agoraphobia common in people with epilepsy, new research finds

A new study published in the medical journal Epilepsy Research has found correlation between agoraphobia – the acute fear of public spaces – and epilepsy. The study, led by Dr. Heidi Munger Clary, looked at 420 adults with epilepsy over a 14-year period, who underwent neuropsychological testing at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Different cultural […]

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 […]

Hospital of Philadelphia Establishes Center for Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Hospital of Philadelphia Establishes Center for Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

PHILADELPHIA—A $25 million gift from an anonymous donor to Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will establish the Center for Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ENDD), accelerating collaborative research in genetic therapies for neurodevelopmental disorders. This gift will bolster the efforts of an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scientists at Penn and CHOP, led […]

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