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Japanese encephalitis in Odisha: All you need to know!

Currently, the vector-borne disease has claimed lives of 27 children in Odisha's Malkangiri district. 

Persistent headache? Know the symptoms of brain tumour!

Headache is one of the most common symptoms experienced by people with brain tumours,

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.

Puzzling case of sudoku-induced seizures

 Sudoku puzzles can give the brain a hard time, but in a very rare case, solving the numerical grid puzzles triggered seizures in a 25-year-old.

Japanese Encephalitis alert in Meghalaya

Meghalaya has sounded an alert for Japanese encephalitis after three people died of the disease and another six were tested positive for the virus.

Music could be new frontier in epilepsy treatment

In conjunction with traditional treatment, music may be used as a novel intervention to help prevent seizures in people with epilepsy.

World first: 3D-printed pill gets a thumbs up from FDA!

In a world first, the US Food and Drug Administration has given approval for a 3D-printed pill to be produced and is expected to hit the markets in the first quarter of 2016.

Existing drug could treat cerebral malaria effectively: Study

A drug already approved for treating other diseases may be useful as a treatment for cerebral malaria, research has found.

Sleeping on stomach ups risk of sudden death in epilepsy

Research shows that those who suffer from epilepsy and sleep on their stomach may be at higher risk of sudden unexpected death, drawing a parallel to sudden infant death syndrome in babies.

New genetic clues found in common cause of inherited intellectual disability

New genetic clues have been found in fragile X syndrome, which is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and seizures, by studying the case of a person.

New genetic clues found in fragile X syndrome

A team of US scientists has gained new insight into fragile X syndrome - the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability.

Genes linked to developmental disorders

British scientists said today that they had discovered 12 genes linked to developmental disorders in children that can cause heart defects, seizures and intellectual disability.

Now, less invasive brain surgery through cheek

  A new research has revealed that the brain surgery through the cheek can make the treatment of severe epilepsy less invasive and dangerous.

Fish oil may help check seizures in epilepsy

Low doses of omega-3 fatty acids are a key component in fish oil capsules that may help decrease the frequency of seizures in people who are afflicted with epilepsy and have not been helped by drug treatments, says a study.

Anti-seizure drug may help reduce alcohol consumption

A new study has found that anti-seizure drug ezogabine reduced alcohol consumption in an experimental model.

Smoking synthetic marijuana likelier to cause strokes among teens

Case studies by researchers have revealed that the stroke risk could be added to the various other health hazards that may be associated with smoking synthetic marijuana among young, healthy adults.

Regular energy drinks consumption deadly time bomb for kids

Energy drinks are made for adults and when young children drink them, they consume a large quantity of caffeine for their body mass.

I am prone to seizures: Lil Wayne

Rapper Lil Wayne, who was recently hospitalised after suffering three life-threatening seizures in a row, has revealed that he is epileptic and "prone to seizures".

Routine screening could improve quality of life of epilepsy patients

A new study has revealed that routine screening for psychiatric, cognitive and social problems could enhance the quality of care and quality of life for children and adults with epilepsy.

Rs 54.17 crore "unaccounted money" seized in TN poll run up: EC

The Election Commmission and the
Income Tax Department have seized a total of Rs 54.17 crore "unaccounted money" so far in the run up to the elections in Tamil Nadu, the Election Commission said.