Category: "Neurology"

Epilepsy not caused by spiritual attack – Neurologists

Epilepsy not caused by spiritual attack – Neurologists

Neurologists and brain health advocates have dismissed the long-standing myth that persons living with epilepsy are under a spell, curse or spiritual attack. In Nigeria, epilepsy is usually attributed to witchcraft attacks, demonic possession, destiny and heredity. However, the experts, in separate interviews with PUNCH Healthwise, stated that epilepsy was a brain disease that had a […]

Epilepsy: 9 myths and facts about the brain disorder

Epilepsy: 9 myths and facts about the brain disorder

Epilepsy is a disorder in which disturbs the nerve cell activity in the brain, causing seizures. This World Epilepsy Day, know the common myths about epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures, which are sudden bursts of electrical activity in the brain. These seizures can vary in intensity and type, affecting individuals […]

People with epilepsy more likely to get Parkinson’s disease

People with epilepsy more likely to get Parkinson’s disease

People with epilepsy are twice as likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than others, according to a study from South Korea. According to the research, 21 in 10,000 people with epilepsy will develop Parkinson’s. This figure was 11 in 10,000 for people without epilepsy. The researchers from Jeonbuk National University Medical School and Hospital studied 10,510 […]

US patient ‘happy again’ after brain implant treats epilepsy and OCD

US patient ‘happy again’ after brain implant treats epilepsy and OCD

American Amber Pearson used to wash her hands until they bled, terrified by the idea of contamination from everyday items, a debilitating result of her obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). But the repetitive rituals of her condition are largely consigned to memory, thanks to a revolutionary brain implant that is being used to treat both her […]

My child has been diagnosed with epilepsy – now what?

My child has been diagnosed with epilepsy – now what?

An expert from Young Epilepsy talks to Lisa Salmon. Epilepsy is one of the most common long-term conditions in childhood, affecting one child in every primary school, and five in every secondary school on average. Yet if your child is diagnosed with the neurological condition – where the brain’s normal electrical activity is disrupted, causing seizures […]

Duke Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Conducting First-In-Human Studies of Cell Transplantation for Epilepsy

Duke Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Conducting First-In-Human Studies of Cell Transplantation for Epilepsy

A groundbreaking clinical trial is taking a new approach to treat seizures: brain cell transplantation. Duke is one of the first sites in the United States to treat a patient in this pioneering study, which is evaluating the safety and efficacy of NRTX-1001, an investigational cell product. NRTX-1001 transplantation is being tested in adults with […]

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