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2011-05-24 13:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roughly 25-35% of individuals with autism eventually develop seizures and many of the remainder have subclinical seizure-like brain activity. However, little is known about which traditional epilepsy treatments and commonly used non-traditional alternative treatments are effective for treating seizures or epilepsy in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. A study just published in BMC Pediatrics by Dr. Richard E. Frye from the...

2006-03-24 13:16:52

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Artists beware. In the journal Neurology this month, doctors report a case of reflex epilepsy triggered by the experience of drawing. At presentation, the 19-year-old student had experienced short-lasting twitches in both arms shortly before losing consciousness and exhibiting seizure-type activity for two minutes. He was working on a drawing assignment at the time symptoms began. The patient reported previous episodes of twitching of the arms and...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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