11 Jan 2019
Scientists have developed a high-tech bracelet called the Nightwatch, which detects 85 percent of all severe nighttime epilepsy seizures — a much higher percentage...
10 Jan 2019
Scientists have developed a high-tech bracelet called the Nightwatch, which detects 85 percent of all severe nighttime epilepsy seizures — a much higher percentage than similar devices on the market today. A new type of wearable technology may help prevent epilepsy-related deaths. Smartwatches are gaining popularity, and they often help users monitor their health in…
20 Aug 2018
The brain comprises nerves and nervous tissue. It sends signals through the nerves and the spinal cord to every part of the body using electrical impulses. In epilepsy, there is a surge of electrical activity in different parts of the body. This leads to a variety of symptoms, usually a seizure, but can be as…
18 May 2018
Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a "high" and has been an increasing focus of medical research, was shown in a new large-scale, randomized, controlled...
29 Mar 2018
An expert in child health, Professor Ike Lagunju has raised the alarm over increasing number of children suffering epilepsy in Nigeria. Lagunju who is the Head of Paediatrics, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan spoke at the media briefing by the hospital’s Institute of Neurosciences on Monday to mark the 2018 World Purple Day for Epilepsy…
19 Sep 2017
Only pregnant women are currently advised to avoid cat faeces, which often contain Toxoplasma gondii, as the parasite is known to cause miscarriages, still births and damage to foetus' development.
6 Jul 2017
Researchers have identified local herbs and spices that could be used to effectively manage neurological disorders like catalepsy, convulsion, epilepsy and seizures.
30 May 2016
A drug used for treating pain, epilepsy, anxiety and other disorders may be linked with an increased risk of major birth defects, according to new research.