New findings support more conservative use of ED neuroimaging for non-index seizures
Patients who go to the emergency department with seizures often undergo neuroimaging, usually CT scans.Such imaging in adults presenting with new onset seizures leads to a...
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DOCUMENTED: Cannabis extract successfully treats 14-year old girl with an "incurable" form of cancer
Cannabis has gained fame recently for its ability to treat seizure disorders in children with otherwise “untreatable” conditions. But despite the pharmaceutical industry's...
1 day ago - Natural News
Organic CBD Oil Pros and Cons
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the most promising chemicals found by recent research into medicinal uses for the cannabis plant. CBD is quite different than THC , the more...
5 days ago - Health Status
Patients in Wales are being given 'electric shocks' to help combat depression
Electro-convulsive therapy involves sending an electric current through the brain to trigger an epileptic seizure
6 days ago - Wales online
Dietary intake of magnesium and the risk of epilepsy in middle-aged and older Finnish men: a 22-year follow-up study in general population
Epilepsy is one the most important neurologic diseases , which needs to be prevented or treated. Nutrition may play a role in physiopathology of epilepsy. Nutrients such as...
6 days ago - Nutrition JRNL - 2 articles
Weight-Loss Drug May Cut Seizures in Rare Type of Epilepsy
Topline results of a second phase 3 study show that low-dose fenfluramine, which has previously been used as a weight-loss drug, may cut seizure frequency in patients with...
6 days ago - Medscape
Rapid diagnosis of KCNQ2 associated early infantile epileptic encephalopathy improved outcome
Early infantile epileptic encephalopathies are a group of disorders with seizures presenting early in life. EIEE is associated with significant mortality and morbidity...
8 days ago - Pediatric Neurology
Jeavons Syndrome: clinical features and response to treatment
Jeavons syndrome is an underreported epileptic syndrome characterized by eyelid myoclonia, eyelidclosure induced seizures or electroencephalography paroxysms, and...
8 days ago - Pediatric Neurology
Altitude sickness drug may offer significant gains for patients with glioblastoma
A drug used to treat altitude sickness - as well as glaucoma, epilepsy, heart failure and seizures - may also offer significant gains for patients with a fast-growing brain...
9 days ago - News Medical - 2 articles
Small battery-powered device offers new option to treat patients with refractory epilepsy
Richard Pollitt was at the end of his rope after years of suffering regular seizures, with some lasting five minutes and preventing him from working and enjoying his favorite...
9 days ago - News Medical
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Sensitivity to Bitter-Taste may be Associated with Cancer Risk
Link found between high bitter-taste sensitivity and increased risk of cancer among older British women by a recent study that involves 5,500 women whose diet, lifestyle, and...
New Secret Help of Breast Cancer Identified
Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Protein X suppression has been found to assist the breast cancer to grow, finds a new study. miR-27b, a breast cancer oncogene promotes this suppression.
Children who undergo CT scans may be at a higher risk of brain cancer
Researchers, led by Dr Michael Hauptmann at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, found rates of cancer were 1.5 times higher in the children who had underwent at least one CT scan...
Heart Patient's Discharged Against Advice More Likely to Return Within 30 Days
Heart attack patients who get themselves discharged against medical advice are more likely to return to the hospital in a hurry, finds a new study.
Water: The Key to Understanding Sweetness
Perception of sweetness may depend on molecular interactions between specific sugars and water in the saliva.
Giving adrenaline to cardiac arrest patients DOUBLES risk of brain damage
Officials are now reviewing the guidelines given to paramedics and ambulance staff, after the Warwick University study cast doubt on the way people have been treated for decades.
Strategies to Reduce Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages have been linked to weight gain and other negative health effects, particularly in young children. It is important to identify...
Breath Tests May Help Detect Pancreatic Cancer Early
Breath tests may help detect pancreatic cancer early, when curative treatments may be possible. Breath analyses may also help identify patients with pancreatic cancer from...
Chronic Preoperative Opioid Use May Up Risk of Poor Outcomes
Patients who use opioid before total knee or hip replacement surgery for more than two months are at high risk of being readmitted in the hospital and undergoing repeat...
Whiten Your Teeth Using Nanoparticles
Nanoparticles are used as a safe and effective way to whiten the teeth instead of harmful treatments, says researcher from American Chemical Society.