Epilepsy

American girl, who suffered from life-threatening seizures, cured by cannabis oil

American girl, who suffered from life-threatening seizures, cured by cannabis oil

Annalise Lujan with a rare form of epilepsy has been cured from the life-threatening seizures after doctors treated her with cannabis oil.

Jun 03, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
Marijuana compound may mitigate seizures in patients with rare epilepsy disorder

Marijuana compound may mitigate seizures in patients with rare epilepsy disorder

The Dravet syndrome is a complex childhood epilepsy disorder that is associated with drug-resistant seizures and a high mortality rate.
 

May 25, 2017, 14:27 PM IST
Pregnant and obese? You may be putting your child at an increased risk of epilepsy!

Pregnant and obese? You may be putting your child at an increased risk of epilepsy!

The results showed that the risk of epilepsy increased by 11 percent in children of overweight mothers (BMI of 25 to less than 30) compared with children and normal-weight mothers.

Apr 04, 2017, 20:34 PM IST
Study suggests stress may trigger seizure for epilepsy patients

Study suggests stress may trigger seizure for epilepsy patients

A new study has found that stressful events such as the war, trauma or natural disaster, or the death of a loved one, may trigger seizures for the people suffering with epilepsy.

Apr 04, 2017, 12:58 PM IST
Marijuana helps epilepsy patients combat intolerable medication effects

Marijuana helps epilepsy patients combat intolerable medication effects

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

Mar 11, 2017, 11:11 AM IST
Stress main factor for seizures in people with epilepsy, finds Apple study

Stress main factor for seizures in people with epilepsy, finds Apple study

Using the Apple Watch app - known as EpiWatch - researchers observed that stress and lack of sleep are the reasons for seizures in people with epilepsy.

Feb 22, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
Know these common causes of epilepsy!

Know these common causes of epilepsy!

Epilepsy is a common type of disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing repeated seizures. 

Feb 15, 2017, 00:07 AM IST
India views epilepsy as reason to annul, prohibit marriages: WHO

India views epilepsy as reason to annul, prohibit marriages: WHO

A great proportion of the causes of death related to epilepsy in low and middle-income countries, such as falls, drowning, burns and prolonged seizures, are potentially preventable, the WHO said.

Feb 13, 2017, 22:30 PM IST
Brain tumour patient cured using special technique

Brain tumour patient cured using special technique

A 35-year-old having a large brain tumour, that caused speech impediment, was cured using a special medical technique at a city hospital here, doctors said on Tuesday.

Dec 21, 2016, 00:36 AM IST
Absence Epilepsy has risen 8 per cent among children

Absence Epilepsy has risen 8 per cent among children

 Absence Epilepsy -- a disorder in which epilepsy syndrome with absence seizures begins in young children -- has risen 8 per cent in recent years, say doctors.

Nov 23, 2016, 21:33 PM IST

Technology can treat epilepsy, claim experts

With significant advancement in healthcare technology, epilepsy can be taken care of say experts.

Nov 05, 2016, 19:07 PM IST

Epilepsy patients face higher risks of domestic violence, sexual abuse: Study

In a recent analysis, experts have found that people suffering from epilepsy were seven-times more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems.

Oct 16, 2016, 00:22 AM IST

Artificial stimulation can help fight brain disorders

Scientists know that stimulating the brain via electricity or other means may help ease the symptoms of various neurological and psychiatric disorders like epilepsy and depression.

Sep 28, 2016, 00:32 AM IST

Epileptics face higher risks of discrimination

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that people with epilepsy are at significantly higher risk of experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population.

Sep 20, 2016, 23:02 PM IST

New compound may help fight epilepsy

A team of researchers have developed neuroprotective compounds that may help prevent the development of epilepsy in humans.

Jul 24, 2016, 13:40 PM IST

Type 1 diabetes may increase chances of epilepsy

Seizures are the first symptoms of epilepsy characterized by change in brain's electrical activity. 

 

Apr 04, 2016, 19:03 PM IST

New-found hope for epilepsy patients in the form of Marijuana

Various reports have suggested that parents of children with severe epilepsy have claimed incredible recoveries when their children were given cannabidiol, a derivative of marijuana.

Apr 04, 2016, 08:53 AM IST

Watch: Things you need to know about epilepsy

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Mar 28, 2016, 14:42 PM IST

Epilepsy drug brings hope for multiple sclerosis patients

Currently there are no neuroprotective drugs available for MS sufferers, whose nerve fibres are attacked by their own immune system.

Jan 31, 2016, 22:09 PM IST

Marijuana derivative can safely reduce epilepsy seizures

A medical marijuana derivative was found safe and effective in reducing the frequency of seizures in most children and young adults enrolled in a year-long study led by epilepsy specialists in the US.

Dec 24, 2015, 14:26 PM IST