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2013-08-15 15:14:58

Women of childbearing age, Asian patients may require alternative medications A study by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that a fifth of U.S. neurologists appear unaware of serious drug safety risks associated with various anti-epilepsy drugs, potentially jeopardizing the health of patients who could be just as effectively treated with safer alternative medications. The findings suggest that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration needs a better way to communicate information to...

2013-08-13 23:17:12

Partnership Offers New Channel to Donate and Continue to Do Good for People with Epilepsy in our Region Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles today announced a partnership with Savers, Inc. — the national thrift store chain with more than 320 locations across North America — to support its helpline, educational programs, supportive services and advocacy work for people living with epilepsy in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San...

New Childhood Epilepsy Genes
2013-08-12 10:40:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large, international research consortium has identified 25 new mutations on nine key genes responsible for childhood epilepsy. Because these mutations are not inherited, the scientists used a state-of-the-art genetic technique called exome sequencing to identify them. "It appears that the time for using this approach to understand complex neurological disorders has arrived," said David Goldstein, study leader and director of the...

2013-08-10 23:01:04

Rising incidences of neurological disorders, autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases, brain disorders, and sleep disorders, rising awareness regarding neurodegenerative diseases and technological advancements in brain monitoring devices are major drivers slated to propel this market (PRWEB) August 10, 2013 The "Brain Monitoring Market by Product [EEG/Magnetoencephalography (MEG)/Intracranial Pressure Monitor/Cerebral Oximeter/Transcranial Doppler] & Application [Sleep...

2013-08-09 23:00:58

Patient – and his mother – thank the doctors who monitored him for more than 25 years. Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 Three months to the day after being admitted to North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) for treatment of brain seizures, a 30-year-old Armenian man had the opportunity Thursday to thank the two local surgeons who changed his life. “I am so grateful to you all,” Gagik Hovhannisyan of Yerevan, Armenia, said via an interpreter during a press conference held at...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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