Category: "Pregnancy"

Children with poor cry at birth, jaundice are predisposed to epilepsy

Children with poor cry at birth, jaundice are predisposed to epilepsy

Dr Joy Alejo, a pediatric neurologist at the University College Hospital that manages children with developmental disorders, epilepsy and neurological diseases says in this interview with SADE OGUNTOLA that epilepsy is not a spiritual or mysterious condition, but a medical one that is curable under certain conditions, and its treatment must be prompt to arrest limitations […]

Epilepsy and pregnancy: Managing epilepsy during pregnancy and potential effects

Epilepsy and pregnancy: Managing epilepsy during pregnancy and potential effects

Women with epilepsy face unique challenges during pregnancy due to potential risks associated with seizures and antiepileptic medications. Here’s how to manage Managing epilepsy during pregnancy requires careful planning, monitoring and coordination between the patient, obstetrician and neurologist to ensure the health of both the mother and the unborn child. Women with epilepsy face unique challenges during pregnancy due to the potential risks […]

First-of-its-kind blood test to revolutionize detection of psychiatric disorders

First-of-its-kind blood test to revolutionize detection of psychiatric disorders

“This is very exciting because right now, there isn’t a blood marker for disorders affecting the brain.” BALTIMORE — A pioneering new blood test is being developed to detect mental health disorders. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center researchers are hoping this blood test can identify psychiatric and neurological issues, including postpartum depression, schizophrenia, and epilepsy. This research illuminates […]

Hard Conversations in Managing Epilepsy in Teenagers: Contraception

Hard Conversations in Managing Epilepsy in Teenagers: Contraception

ORLANDO, Fla.—Because of medication interactions, risks for abuse and the teratogenic effects of anti-seizure drugs, adolescents with epilepsy who become pregnant have a unique risk profile that should be addressed by their neurology care team, said Sarah Weatherspoon, MD, a pediatric epileptologist at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, in Memphis, Tenn., at the 2023 annual meeting […]

Focal Epilepsy: What Happens in One-Sided Brain Seizures?

Focal Epilepsy: What Happens in One-Sided Brain Seizures?

Seizures That Don’t Affect the Entire Brain Focal epilepsy is when people have recurrent seizures that may cause symptoms affecting only one side of the body. Seizures in epilepsy can be focal or generalized. Focal epilepsy seizures, sometimes called partial seizures, involve more limited symptoms than generalized epilepsy seizures. A key difference is that a small area […]

Wiltshire mum calls for supermarket trolley seats for disabled children

Wiltshire mum calls for supermarket trolley seats for disabled children

A mum from Wiltshire is calling for major supermarkets to introduce trolleys with seats for children with disabilities. Rachel Mead, from Melksham, has a 16-month-old son, who has two variants of TBCK syndrome. A rare degenerative brain disorder, it affects Drae’s central nervous system. Ms Mead has now written about the problem with existing designs to […]

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