Friday, Dec 09, 2022



As Fatima Sana Shaikh brings epilepsy to social media, can gene therapy help?

November 16, 2022 10:06 am

‘The procedure takes place with the help of viral or non-viral vectors which deliver DNA or RNA in order to target the brain areas causing the seizures. It is done to prevent any development of epilepsy and to reduce or limit the frequency and/or severity of seizures,' says Atul Prasad, Principal Director and HOD, Neurology, BLK Max Super Speciality Hospital

Fatima Sana Shaikh opens up about living with epilepsy: 'I inform all the directors I work with...'

November 13, 2022 1:52 pm

One of her followers asked Fatima about when she found out about it, and the actor wrote: "[I] was diagnosed when I was training for Dangal. I got an episode and woke up straight at the hospital..."

IISc and AIIMS develop algorithm to identify occurrence and type of epilepsy

September 28, 2022 8:23 pm

In its study, the team reported a novel algorithm that can sift through EEG data and identify signatures of epilepsy from the electrical signal patterns.

Silent, subtle and unseen: How seizures happen and why they're hard to diagnose

July 22, 2022 5:50 pm

Approximately 1 in 10 people will experience a seizure during their lifetime. But only those with a risk of recurrent unprovoked seizures are considered to have epilepsy, which represents about 1 in 26 people

What to do if your pet is having a seizure?

March 01, 2022 11:22 am

When your pet has multiple seizures, they are diagnosed with epilepsy, which can have several causes, says an expert.

Epilepsy Awareness Month: Know the difference between seizures and epilepsy

November 30, 2020 11:56 am

Epilepsy occurs either due to genetic (familial) causes or when there is damage to the brain which may occur following a head injury, infection of the brain, stroke, or brain tumour

Bengaluru: Winter, pandemic situation trigger seizures in epileptic patients

November 27, 2020 8:23 am

Dr Srinivas Raju, a neurologist at Columbia Asia Hospital, Hebbal, noted a 10 to 15 per cent increase in seizure incidents during the past few months when the coronavirus-induced lockdown was in place.

Caring for children with epilepsy during the COVID-19 pandemic

July 10, 2020 12:45 pm

Parents should be prepared for any emergency. They should know the first-aid to be given for a generalised seizure like the back of their hand.

Dogs can sniff epileptic seizures: Reports

April 01, 2019 3:08 pm

In order to arrive at the result, five dogs, from Medical Mutts, in the US, were trained to identify the smell of sweat, which was taken from a patient suffering a seizure.

Pune: Experts urge people suffering from epilepsy to come forward for treatment

March 26, 2019 8:11 am

It is estimated that there are at least 12 million people suffering from epilepsy in India, accounting for at least one fifth of the total global cases.