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Diamond laser could target brain disorders

Diamond laser could target brain disorders

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) researchers have helped develop a laser-based diamond sensor that could change the way brain disorders are detected. New technology could revolutionise the way doctors detect concussion, epilepsy, and dementia, and help give patients forewarning about their conditions. Researchers from Melbourne’s RMIT University have helped develop a laser-based diamond sensor, […]

Medical Musings: Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder

Medical Musings: Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder

A seizure attack occurs when there is an acute abnormality in the electrical activity in the brain. To be classified as an epileptic, a person must have experienced either a minimum of two seizures that are at least 24 hours apart and not incited by a known medical disorder or one seizure and a high […]

Taken during pregnancy, Topiramate, an antiepileptic drug, increases the risk of autism in children, warns the ANSM

Taken during pregnancy, Topiramate, an antiepileptic drug, increases the risk of autism in children, warns the ANSM

The risk of autistic disorders in children is increased more than two and a half times when Topiramate is consumed during pregnancy. This drug, used to treat epilepsy, also more than triples the risk of intellectual disability, a study has found. Topiramate, used to treat epilepsy or migraine, causes neurodevelopmental disorders in children exposed to […]

What to know about epilepsy and sex

What to know about epilepsy and sex

Some people with epilepsy may find it impacts their sex life. This may be due to physical changes from the condition, medications, or emotional issues around epilepsy and sex. Certain types of epilepsy may cause changes in the brain that impact sexual desire and arousal. Some epilepsy medications may affect sex drive or hormone levels which can also impact […]

Can people with epilepsy get tattoos?

Can people with epilepsy get tattoos?

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can affect people of all ages. Individuals with epilepsy experience sudden changes in the brain’s electrical activity, called seizures. During a seizure, they may jerk, shake, or twitch. They may also lose consciousness. Due to these symptoms, a person with epilepsy may have concerns about getting a tattoo, a form of […]

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