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  • National Epilepsy Day 2019: Everything You Need To Know About Epilepsy

    Nov 16, 2019 09:13 IST
    National Epilepsy Day observed on every 17 November focuses on creating awareness about epilepsy. Epilepsy is a disorder in which brain generates sudden abnormal bursts of electrical energy that even affect other brain functions and lead to recurrent unprovoked seizures.
  • Epilepsy And Seizures: Top Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Options

    Aug 2, 2019 06:17 IST
    Epilepsy is a kind of seizure disorder. Seizures are defined as aberrant movements in the body due to the chaotic ejection of nerve cells of the brain. Read here to know more about their causes, symptoms and treatment options.
  • A New Weapon Against Epilepsy

    Apr 30, 2018 11:26 IST
    A recent study has offered new hope for parents who have a child with a rare but serious form of epilepsy, epileptic encephalopathy(EE).
  • Myths Surrounding Epilepsy In Women And Children In India

    Feb 12, 2018 04:27 IST
    A person with epilepsy can have a successful married life.
  • All About Epilepsy

    Apr 4, 2017 04:47 IST
    Epilepsy effects one percent or more of the population. It is one of the commonest neurological disorder, but is eminently treatable.
  • Surviving childhood illness takes toll later

    Mar 25, 2011 05:03 IST
    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

    Nov 13, 2010 05:02 IST
    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

    Oct 19, 2010 06:41 IST
    Women with epilepsy have a higher-than-average risk of fertility problems, particularly those on multiple anti-seizure drugs.
  • Smoking linked to epilepsy

    Nov 28, 2009 10:18 IST
    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.
  • Seizures and premature deliveries

    Aug 12, 2009 09:12 IST
    The risk of a premature delivery is increased among women who have seizures while pregnant as compared with the general population.
  • Pre-eclampsia and risk of epilepsy

    Nov 10, 2008 11:39 IST
    Women who develop pre-eclampsia during pregnancy increase the risk of epilepsy in their children
  • Pre-term birth and associated risks

    Jul 22, 2008 09:17 IST
    Adults born pre-maturely may suffer from physical, mental, and social impairments.
  • Impaired fetal growth tied to epilepsy risk

    Feb 25, 2008 12:16 IST
    Infants with short gestational age, low birth weight and intrauterine growth restriction are associated with an increased risk of epilepsy.
  • National Epilepsy Day 2007

    Feb 27, 2010 04:59 IST
    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 <I>Fighting the social stigma attached with epilepsy</I>.Rageshree Niyogi gives details.
  • Transient amnesia linked to epilepsy

    Aug 6, 2007 12:33 IST
    Frequent episodes of transient amnesia could be a symptom of a distinct type of epilepsy.
  • Sodium valproate leads to birth defects

    Aug 11, 2006 01:40 IST
    Epileptic women who take the anti-seizure drug sodium valproate during pregnancy tend to have a fetus with a serious adverse outcome.
  • Migraine with aura might lead to epilepsy

    Feb 1, 2006 02:12 IST
    Children suffering from migraine with aura have an increased risk of developing epilepsy.
  • Epilepsy drugs affect infant head shape

    Nov 7, 2005 01:35 IST
    Intake of anticonvulsants during pregnancy may increase the risk of delivering an infant with a condition called craniostenosis.
  • Stroke might increase the risk of epilepsy

    Sep 22, 2005 01:46 IST
    Stroke patients appear to be at an increased risk for developing epileptic seizures.
  • Epilepsy increases schizophrenia risk

    Jun 22, 2005 02:19 IST
    History of epilepsy doubles the risk of developing schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like psychosis.
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