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Why Are Epileptic Seizures Hard To Diagnose? Here Are The Early Signs To Look For

Why Are Epileptic Seizures Hard To Diagnose? Here Are The Early Signs To Look For

Recurring seizures are the primary symptom of epilepsy. However, the symptoms may change depending on the kind of seizure a patient is suffering from. Epilepsy is a chronic non-communicable central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. Seizures can […]

Baroness Cumberlege in call for redress scheme for epilepsy drug victims

Baroness Cumberlege in call for redress scheme for epilepsy drug victims

Families whose children suffered birth defects as a result of epilepsy drug sodium valproate should receive the same redress as contaminated blood victims, the author of a landmark report has said. Over 2,000 babies born in Scotland have suffered birth defects and disabilities as a result of their mothers taking the drug while pregnant in a medical […]

New study suggests covid increases risks of brain disorders

New study suggests covid increases risks of brain disorders

A study published this week in the journal Lancet Psychiatry showed increased risks of some brain disorders two years after infection with the coronavirus, shedding new light on the long-term neurological and psychiatric aspects of the virus. The analysis, conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford and drawing on health records data from more than 1 […]

How Lifestyle Changes Might Reduce Epileptic Seizures

How Lifestyle Changes Might Reduce Epileptic Seizures

For those with epilepsy, some lifestyle modifications might help reduce the number of seizures they experience. For people experiencing epilepsy, lifestyle changes may be the key to improving seizure control. While more research needs to be done, early evidence suggests that some lifestyle modifications and stress-reducing techniques may be helpful for epilepsy when practiced in combination with taking […]

House Passes Bill to Expand Cannabis and CBD Research

House Passes Bill to Expand Cannabis and CBD Research

In late July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8454, the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (Research Expansion Act). A similar version of the bill, S. 253, passed the Senate earlier this year. The bill is expected to head to President Biden after the bills are reconciled. Among other things, the bill would ease […]

Covid: Brain fog more common two years on, study suggests

Covid: Brain fog more common two years on, study suggests

Two years after having Covid-19, diagnoses of brain fog, dementia and epilepsy are more common than after other respiratory infections, a study by the University of Oxford suggests. But anxiety and depression are no more likely in adults or children two years on, the research found. More research is needed to understand how and why […]

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