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  • Tom and Jerry Syndrome affecting U.K. cats
    Mysterious 'Tom and Jerry Syndrome' affecting hundreds of cats in the U.K.
    Have you heard of Tom and Jerry Syndrome? Probably not. It's a phenomenon that's only really come to light in recent years, when residents in the U.K. began reporting that their cats were having seizures in response to high-pitched sounds....
  • A Seizure striking the brain and body
    Seizures on TV are always overly dramatic
    Last night, an old episode of “Forensic Files” aired on HLN. It is called Killigraphy. This episode caught my attention, because the “murder victim” was not a murder victim at all. It was discovered that she died of an...
  • Sleeping
    Stomach sleeping linked to sudden death in people with epilepsy
    People with epilepsy who sleep on their stomachs may be at greater risk of sudden unexpected death, according to new research. The study, published in the Jan. 21 online issue of Neurology, reports that patients under 40 are particularly...
  • Joel and his seizure assistance dog, Flame
    Medikidz second comic book introduces seizure dog
    Epilepsy is a neurological disease that affects the brain and causes unprovoked seizures that can impact someone’s mental and physical ability. The disease is the 4th most common of neurological diseases, and it affects 2.2 million people in...
  • Review study reports adverse health effects from energy drinks
    Review study reports adverse health effects from energy drinks
    A new review study of the existing evidence suggests that energy drinks may represent a looming public health threat, especially for children and young adults. The investigators reviewed scientific literature that examined adverse effects of...
  • Nicole Diggs
    Nicole Diggs neglected her disabled daughter, will inherit dead girl's trust?
    Nicole Diggs – a 32-year-old Yonkers mom – is accused of allowing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter to die by withholding food and medical care. She also stands to potentially inherit a $1 million windfall from her daughter...
  • FDA warns against powdered caffeine
    FDA warns against powdered caffeine
    When asked if they use any drugs, most don’t consider their morning cup of coffee to be one; however, caffeine is a central nervous stimulant. A cup or two of coffee may make you more alert, but 25 cups of coffee can cause a rapid or...
  • Vaccinations
    Delaying measles vaccine linked to greater risk of seizures
    Delaying measles-related vaccinations in children beyond the age of 15 months may raise the risk of post-vaccination seizures. According to a study published in the May 19 online journal Pediatrics, vaccinating children later than the recommended...
  • Diazepam
    Two epilepsy drugs for kids equally as effective
    Two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children appear to provide equal effectiveness and safety, according to a new study published in the April 23 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). In a comparison study, researchers...
  • Lyme Induced Seizure
    Lyme Disease: Cannabis for Seizures
    How do I describe it? No, how do I make you feel it? I need you to feel it. For your teeth to be chattering, for you to be letting out a sound that identically resembles the sounds that people used to make fun of autistic kids for in elementary;...
  • First Aid Seizure
    Increasing awareness about Dravet Syndrome
    Medical emergencies involving seizures seem to be a common cause for the dispatch of Emergency Medical Services and despite local treatment protocols, First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedicsremember the basics of their...
  • Magic flute truly powerful?
    Mozart and seizures: One small trial shows promise
    According to the Mayo Clinic, more than 300,000 American children have epilepsy; for 90,000 of them, these seizures are "intractable" -- no treatment has worked to manage them. Mayo expert Dr. Elaine Wirrell notes that children with...
  • Cat visits veterinarian
    Recognizing seizures and other neurological diseases in cats
    One of the most frightening events a cat guardian can witness is their precious kitty having a seizure. The feeling helplessness is quite overwhelming.Although a seizure is a neurological problem, often times the root cause is from outside of the...
  • 'America Now' warns about drivers with medical conditions on Fox-NY
    'America Now' warns about drivers with medical conditions on Fox-NY
    On today's early-morning edition of “America Now” starring Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic, this informative news show digs deep into what is important to their viewers. They truly live by their motto; “News You Can Use.&rdquo...
  • Medical marijuana
    Florida parents urge legalization of strain of medical marijuana
    Parents whose children who suffer epileptic seizures appealed to Florida lawmakers to legalize a low-potency strain of medical marijuana at a Jan. 9 legislative hearing in Tallahassee. In the two-hour meeting before the House Subcommittee on...
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