Understanding Febrile Seizures: Causes, Diagnosis, & Treatment 03 Jun

Understanding Febrile Seizures: Causes, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Febrile seizures are a common and often alarming occurrence in young children, typically associated with fever but not necessarily indicating a severe health problem. Despite their often-benign nature, febrile seizures require careful evaluation and management to ensure the child's health and provide peace of mind to concerned parents. In this article, we will explore what febrile seizures are, their causes, diagnosis, the role of EEG in their evaluation, treatment options, and how Clarity Medical's portable EEG devices are transforming the diagnostic landscape.   What is a Febrile Seizure? A febrile seizure is a convulsion triggered by fever in infants and...

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Understanding Autism: Challenges, Diagnosis & Support 02 Apr

Understanding Autism: Challenges, Diagnosis & Support

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects individuals' social interactions, communication skills, and behaviour. As awareness about autism grows, so does the need for understanding, support, and acceptance for individuals on the autism spectrum. World Autism Awareness Day, observed annually on April 2nd, serves as a platform to promote autism awareness, acceptance, and inclusion. In this article, we will delve into the fundamentals of autism, including its definition, challenges faced by autistic individuals, diagnosis methods (including the role of EEG), government and NGO initiatives for support, and the importance of World Autism Awareness Day.   What...

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Significance of Purple Day - Understanding Epilepsy: Symptoms and Diagnoses 26 Mar

Significance of Purple Day - Understanding Epilepsy: Symptoms and Diagnoses

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by a predisposition to recurrent seizures. Seizures occur due to sudden and abnormal electrical activity in the brain, leading to temporary disruptions in normal brain function. Epilepsy can have various causes, including genetic factors, brain injuries, infections, and developmental disorders. While epilepsy is a chronic condition, seizures can often be managed with appropriate treatment and support.   Symptoms of Epilepsy: The symptoms of epilepsy can vary widely depending on the type of seizure and the areas of the brain affected. Common symptoms may include: > Seizures: Seizures are the hallmark...

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Unveiling the Power of Brain Mapping in EEG: Understanding, Applications, and AI Integration 21 Mar

Unveiling the Power of Brain Mapping in EEG: Understanding, Applications, and AI Integration

Electroencephalography (EEG) is a non-invasive neuroimaging technique that measures and records electrical activity in the brain. By placing electrodes on the scalp, EEG captures the fluctuations in voltage resulting from the collective activity of millions of neurons. This allows healthcare professionals to analyze brain function, diagnose neurological disorders, and monitor brain activity during various tasks or conditions.   What is a Brain Map in EEG? A brain map in EEG, also known as a quantitative EEG (qEEG) or brainwave mapping, refers to the process of analyzing EEG data to create visual representations of brain activity across different regions of the...

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Unraveling the Complexity of Autoimmune Encephalitis: Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis 11 Jan

Unraveling the Complexity of Autoimmune Encephalitis: Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis

What is Autoimmune Encephalitis? Autoimmune encephalitis is a condition where the body's immune system mistakenly identifies proteins in the brain as foreign invaders and launches an attack against them. This immune response leads to inflammation of the brain, affecting its normal functioning. The specific proteins targeted by the immune system vary, resulting in different forms of autoimmune encephalitis.   Symptoms of Autoimmune Encephalitis: The symptoms of autoimmune encephalitis can be diverse and may manifest differently in each individual. Some common symptoms include: > Cognitive Dysfunction: Patients may experience memory loss, confusion, and difficulties with concentration and attention. > Psychiatric Symptoms:...

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Understanding chronic traumatic encephalopathy and how common it is in physical contact sports.? 27 Jun

Understanding chronic traumatic encephalopathy and how common it is in physical contact sports.?

Physical activity and sports are essential for your physical and mental well-being. However, contact sports—although exhilarating to watch and partake in, come with risks of injury and bodily harm. Every year, thousands of sportspersons involved in contact sports such as boxing, rugby, soccer, hockey, ice hockey and others suffer from injuries to the head and other body parts. Repeated trauma to areas such as the head can also lead to diseases such as CTE or Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). What is Chronic traumatic encephalopathy? Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease associated with repetitive head trauma, particularly in contact...

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