Normally Sharp, He Was Chronically Confused. What Was Going On?

He was getting lost driving home from work. And he was having strange spasms. What was the cause?

#autoimmune-diseases, #brain, #creutzfeldt-jakob-disease, #seizures-medical

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Why Are We So Afraid of Fevers?

Under most circumstances, fever is beneficial, reducing the severity of illness and shortening its length.

#college-of-physicians-of-philadelphia, #fever, #immune-system, #infections, #seizures-medical, #temperature

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Brain Scientists Explore the How of When

A new study offers the strongest evidence yet of “time cells” in the brain.

#brain, #epilepsy, #seizures-medical, #your-feed-science

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My Brother Died of Brain Cancer. 20 Years Later, I Had It, Too.

I was told it didn’t run in families. Was it just chance?

#brain, #brain-cancer, #families-and-family-life, #genetics-and-heredity, #seizures-medical, #tumors

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Novel Brain Surgery Seeks to Reverse Epilepsy in Sea Lion

Cronutt, like a growing number of ocean mammals, developed seizures because of toxins in the water. Scientists hope the pioneering procedure he underwent this week could help.

#animal-behavior, #brain, #epilepsy, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #mammals, #sea-lions, #seizures-medical, #six-flags-great-adventure, #surgery-and-surgeons, #university-of-california-san-francisco, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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She Was Healthy and Active. Suddenly She Had a Seizure.

Her bouts of sweating and confusion were traced to dangerously low blood sugar. But what was causing it?

#diabetes, #insulin, #seizures-medical, #sugar, #tumors

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Can Covid Damage the Brain?

“I tell the same stories repeatedly; I forget words I know.”

#brain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #seizures-medical, #stroke

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The Boy Slumped to the Floor. Could These Be Seizures?

Antiseizure medications didn’t help, and his episodes don’t look like cataplexy. A girl has these same episodes. Could this help them find answers?

#amphetamines, #documentary-films-and-programs, #epilepsy, #genetics-and-heredity, #narcolepsy, #seizures-medical

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Coronavirus May Pose a New Risk to Younger Patients: Strokes

Doctors have reported a flurry of cases in Covid-19 patients — including a healthy 27-year-old emergency medical technician in Queens. After a month in the hospital, he is learning to walk again.

#blood-clots, #brain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deep-vein-thrombosis, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fever, #hospitals, #lungs, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #queens-nyc, #respiratory-distress-syndrome, #seizures-medical, #stroke, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #ventilators-medical, #your-feed-science, #youth

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Some Coronavirus Patients Show Signs of Stroke, Seizures and Confusion

Doctors have observed neurological symptoms, including confusion, stroke and seizures, in a small subset of Covid-19 patients.

#boca-raton-fla, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #fever, #france, #germany, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #seizures-medical, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #united-states, #wuhan-china, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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