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Epilepsy
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  Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system in which seizures (also called fits) or convulsions occur repeatedly in a person. ...

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Surviving childhood illness takes toll later
Young adults who had cancer, diabetes or epilepsy as children are less likely to achieve the same level of education or employment as their healthy counterparts.
 
Teens of epileptic mothers lag academically
Teenagers born to women who took two or more epilepsy drugs while pregnant fare worse in school than peers with no prenatal exposure to these medications.
 
Infertility common in women with epilepsy
Women with epilepsy have a higher-than-average risk of fertility problems, particularly those on multiple anti-seizure drugs.
 
Smoking linked to epilepsy
Women who smoke have a higher risk of developing seizures than non-smokers. Seizures arise from an episode of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
 
Children with neuro problems at risk of H1N1
Of those who have died of H1N1 flu, two thirds had at least one chronic high-risk neurodevelopmental condition, such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy or developmental delay.
 

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All About Epilepsy
Epilepsy effects one percent or more of the population. It is one of the commonest neurological disorder, but is eminently treatable.
National Epilepsy Day 2007
National Epilepsy Day will be observed on 17 November 2007 to raise awareness about epilepsy and the need for people living with the condition to be given a fair opportunity in every aspect of life. The theme for the awareness campaign this year is Fighting the social stigma attached with epilepsy.Rageshree Niyogi gives details.

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Questions & Answers
 
What are the chances of recurrent seizures?
Answer By: Dr RK Sabharwal - Friday, July 8, 2011
  My 16 months old daughter got her first febrile seizure three months back. The doctor told us that it is due to double ear ...
Are repetitive seizures linked to fever?
Answer By: Dr RK Sabharwal - Sunday, July 3, 2011
  My 15 months old daughter was vaccinated with MMR and pneumonia and after a day, she had an episode of seizure with high ...
When will the side effects of Lamitor subside?
Answer By: Dr RK Sabharwal - Thursday, May 26, 2011
  My 4 years old daughter has fits problem since she was 1 month old. The doctor gave her Gardnel and Valperin. She is ...
What is petit mal epilepsy?
Answer By: Dr RK Sabharwal - Monday, March 7, 2011
  My 11 years old daughter used to give a blank stare at times. We approached a neurologist who after doing the EEG, ...
How can recurrent seizures be managed?
Answer By: Dr RK Sabharwal - Tuesday, March 1, 2011
  My 18 months old son is suffering from seizures after birth, but we recognise it 10 months back. The doctor suggested EEG ...

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Experts
 
Dr RK Sabharwal
Paediatrics, Thursday, April 6, 2017
Senior Consultant, Child Neurology & Epilepsy, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
Prof (Dr) Satish Jain
Neurology, Thursday, April 6, 2017
Director, Indian Epilepsy Centre, Head of Neurology, President, Indian Epilepsy Association, New Delhi

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Words
 
A - aura
Saturday, May 2, 2009
 
specific signs that a person suffering from a particular condition experiences before an attack. Usually occurs in conditions ...
D - disease, Alzheimer's
Saturday, May 2, 2009
 
a degenerative brain disease resulting in slow mental deterioration resulting in loss of memory, motor disturbances and ...
D - Disease, Alzheimers
Friday, May 15, 2009
 
a degenerative brain desease resulting in slow mental deterioration resulting in loss of memory ,motor disturbance and ...
E - epilepsy
Saturday, May 2, 2009
 
a nervous disorder with convulsions and often loss of consciousness.
E - electroencephalography
Saturday, May 2, 2009
 
a technique for recording the electrical activity of the brain ; it is particularly useful in the diagnosis of epilepsy and ...

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