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August 2015 An innocuous ailment like fits became a bane for a tribal family in Hankya Tanda, a remote hamlet in Telangana’s Nalgonda district. Driven by superstition, the residents of the hamlet have ostracised a family of four as the head of the family Ramavath Jaggu Nayak (50) and his seven-year-old deaf and dumb son..

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Girls with autism are nearly three times as likely as boys with the disorder to have severe epilepsy that responds poorly to medication1. The findings, published 26 June in Autism Research, add a twist to one of the biggest conundrums in autism: its 4-to-1 ratio of boys to girls. Research suggests that girls are somehow..

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I am an epilepsy patient for more than 30 years. During the course of this time, have been through different phases / ages and my seizure types have changed or evolved along the way. Initially in childhood, I used to have Grand Mal seizures mostly during sleep and at times even when awake. Then for..

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Twitter thought the bright flashes of two short videos it posted via Vine would attract viewers. An epilepsy support group in Britain thought the flickers would cause seizures. For a huge corporation like Twitter to take that risk was irresponsible,” Epilepsy Action’s deputy chief executive, Simon Wigglesworth, told the BBC. “That first seizure can often..

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A life-saving app is being launched for people with epilepsy after a Bristol nurse died suddenly from a seizure. Katie Hallett, a 20-year-old trainee nurse at UWE, died at her home after an epileptic fit in 2006. She suffered from a little-known event called Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, or SUDEP. Katie had been having..

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One in four newly-diagnosed epileptics are over 60, but pre-existing illnesses and living alone can prevent an accurate diagnosis. We find out what to do in the event of a first-time seizure Every four minutes in the UK, a person is diagnosed with epilepsy. Contrary to common belief, the life-threatening condition – which affects one..

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A collaboration between clinicians, the NHS and epilepsy charity SUDEP Action today comes to fruition with the launch of a new smartphone app. The app is designed to help you monitor your own epilepsy The smartphone app is called the Epilepsy Self Monitor – or EpSMon. It has been developed by an impressive collaboration of..

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