Category: "Research"

Researching The Flu Shot and Neurological Conditions

Researching The Flu Shot and Neurological Conditions

Children who have neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy are no more likely to be vaccinated against influenza than youngsters without these conditions, despite the increased risk for complications from flu these children experience. Moreover, health care providers may not be familiar with the increased risk among these patients to effectively recommend influenza […]

BLOG: Cyanotic Seizures, What are they?

BLOG: Cyanotic Seizures, What are they?

Today, one of our closest family member/supporter’s infant girl had what appears to be a ‘Cyanotic’ seizure…What is that? Her older brother has a seizure disorder, but until today, the young girl had never had any seizures, and thankfully, doctors seem to think this is an isolated incident. The youngster in question was found unresponsive, face-down, […]

One Third of Teenagers Reports One Mental Disorder, One Chronic Disease

One Third of Teenagers Reports One Mental Disorder, One Chronic Disease

Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease. These co-occurrences come in specific associations: More often than average, depression occurs together with diseases of the digestive system, eating disorders with seizures and anxiety disorders together with arthritis, heart disease as well as diseases of the digestives system. These findings were […]

Sudden death in epilepsy: Researchers finger possible cause

Sudden death in epilepsy: Researchers finger possible cause

Researchers say that a shutdown in the brain stem may explain sudden death in epilepsy, whose effects on brain waves shown in the picture.  Sudden death, a mysterious and devastating outcome of epilepsy, could result from a brain stem shutdown following a seizure, researchers report today in Science Translational Medicine. Although the idea is still […]

A Computer Test to Speed Up Neurology Exams

A Computer Test to Speed Up Neurology Exams

A new computerized exam has been developed that can drastically speed up the amount of time that it takes for a neurologist to identify areas of concern in patients and deliver more accurate diagnoses, and care. The cognition tests can take about 20 minutes up to one hour depending on the number of areas that […]

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