‘Neurorehab centres are the need of the hour’

Healthy people make a healthy state. For every government, affordable and state-of-the-art patient care should be a key responsibility. I believe the concept of a healthy state rests on the principle of ‘PYRAMID’. The foundation of the pyramid has to be solid in order to support the superstructure of a robust healthcare system. Only then […]

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#NationalEpilepsyDay: Myths on epilepsy still prevail in society

The event was attended by epilepsy patients and others. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder, the hallmark of which is recurrent, unprovoked seizure. A person is diagnosed with epilepsy if they have two unprovoked seizures (or one unprovoked seizure with the likelihood of more) that were not caused by some known and reversible medical condition like […]

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#NationalEpilepsyDay: Know the myths and facts about seizures

  India shares a substantial proportion of the global health burden with approximately 10 -20 % of the globally afflicted population residing here. There is a huge treatment gap in epilepsy, despite the significant advances in the medical and surgical aspects of the illness. While speaking about the facts related to seizures, Dr Ashok Hande, […]

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#WorldBrainDay: Epilepsy Foundation hosts event to raise awareness on migraine

Today, in order to mark World Brain Day, the Epilepsy Foundation had organised an event to raise awareness about this neurological condition. The event was attended by migraine patients and others. The highlight of the event was a special address from Prof. Tissa Wijeratne, chair, World Brain Day, World Federation of Neurology (WFN). This year, […]

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World Autism Day: Parental training necessary to help manage kids with autism   

Individuals with autism often present other co-occurring conditions, including epilepsy, depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Autism refers to a range of conditions characterised by some degree of impaired social behaviour, communication and language, and a narrow range of interests and activities that are both unique to the individual and carried out repetitively. […]

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Purple Day marked to raise awareness about epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder, the hallmark of which is recurrent, unprovoked seizure. A person is diagnosed with epilepsy if they have two unprovoked seizures (or one unprovoked seizure with the likelihood of more) that were not caused by some known and reversible medical condition like alcohol withdrawal or extremely low blood sugar. Cassidy Megan, […]

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Know how to prevent epileptic seizures

Know how to prevent epileptic seizures

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterised by abnormal activity in the brain, triggering seizures. But, what happens in the human body when a seizure occurs? “Our whole body is an electrical system. We are communicating through the nerves, and they are electrical, and your brain is the main generator,” Glenna Tolbert, assistant clinical professor at […]

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#InternationalEpilepsyDay: Know about the myths and facts associated with epilepsy

Epilepsy is one of the oldest disorders of the brain, affecting more than 60 million people worldwide. It has no age, racial, or geographical boundaries. It’s sudden and dramatic appearance has mystified mankind since a long time, no wonder it is surrounded by prejudices and myths. Seizures, sometimes called ‘fits’ or ‘attacks’ can be frightening […]

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#InternationalEpilepsyDay: Keto diet can help reduce occurrence of epileptic seizures, reveals study

The ketogenic diet has proven successful in helping people lose weight and improve their overall health, including those with epilepsy. The low-carb diet transitions the body from burning sugar to burning fat and ketones for energy. New research suggests that increasing blood ketones by using ketogenic supplementation can reduce seizures without dietary restriction. A new […]

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Innovative brain pacemaker could help improve Parkinson’s treatment

Innovative brain pacemaker could help improve Parkinson’s treatment

Doctors use neurostimulation to treat various conditions, including epilepsy, the effects of stroke, and even depression. This treatment involves using special devices that send electrical impulses to control the activity of the brain and central nervous system. Doctors sometimes also use this technique to improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, a neurological condition that affects […]

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