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Amazing health benefits of the Sun

Amazing health benefits of the Sun

As the days get longer and warmer, Dr. Michael S. Evangel, Chiropractic Physician, highlights seven benefits of the sun. Many Americans are vitamin D deficient, especially during the winter. So his message is that sunshine is very good for us, but we should also head warnings about overexposure and the importance of protection. But in moderation, sunlight […]

Some Shunts Used After Epilepsy Surgery May Risk Chronic Headaches

Some Shunts Used After Epilepsy Surgery May Risk Chronic Headaches

Surgeons who observe persistent fluid buildup after disconnecting epileptic and healthy brain areas should think twice before installing low-pressure nonprogrammable drainage shunts, according to a study co-authored by Rutgers pediatric and epilepsy neurosurgeon Yasunori Nagahama that found chronic headaches could result from these procedures. The study in Operative Neurosurgery followed 70 children who underwent a connection-severing surgery known as functional hemispherotomy […]

Optimal Target Identified for Deep Brain Stimulation in Lennox–Gastaut Epilepsy

Optimal Target Identified for Deep Brain Stimulation in Lennox–Gastaut Epilepsy

A clinical trial of bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the thalamic centromedian nucleus has identified the optimal target area for reducing seizures in Lennox-Gastaut epilepsy. Stimulation was most efficacious on average when targeting the anterior and inferolateral “parvocellular” border of the thalamic centromedian nucleus (CN) and the adjacent ventral lateral nucleus, the study found. […]

Head injury may lead to higher risk of epilepsy later in life

Head injury may lead to higher risk of epilepsy later in life

PHILADELPHIA  – Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are injuries to the head from a sudden blow. As many as 50,000 people die every year from severe TBIs, and another 80,000 are permanently disabled. Now, there’s evidence that people who sustain even moderate head injury later in life run an increased risk of developing epilepsy. Whether […]

Specialists ask to break taboos on cannabis medicine

Specialists ask to break taboos on cannabis medicine

Despite the fact that there are still many taboos, myths and fears about cannabis medicine, it is an aid in the treatment of various ailments and conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, migraine, stress, autism and epilepsy, said doctor Mirna Flores Meza, president of the Mexican Academy of Cannabis Medicine (Amedcann). Announcing the First International Congress of […]

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