Epilepsy

  • Fighting the discrimination on World Epilepsy day March 26, 2014

    10-12 million people in India suffer from epilepsy but very few know that 70 percent patients can be cured. But it's the stigma that's the hardest to fight. On world epilepsy day, CNN IBN meets Ankur Khanna who's determined to fight this discrimination. ...
  • Epilepsy gene 'discovered' January 16, 2012

    Washington: Scientists have discovered a gene which they claim is responsible for causing epileptic seizures in some babies. Benign familial infantile epilepsy (BFIE) is known as infantile seizures that run in families. Seizures commence when a baby is about six months old and stop by the age of two years. But...
  • Epilepsy: Surgery helps lead normal life November 17, 2011

    New Delhi: In what comes as a worrying fact on the World Epilepsy day, around 10 million Indians suffer from the disorder, which is characterised by multiple seizures. India adds five lakh new cases of epilepsy in children every year. As many as 30 per cent of these children, like Kanika...
  • World Epilepsy Day New Surgery for epilepsy November 17, 2010

    On the World Epilepsy Day, doctors at Delhi's AIIMS have pioneered a new surgery that could help .India has a statistics of 10 million people suffering from it. ...
  • Epilepsy Day highlights the plight of patients November 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Tuesday, November 17 is Epilepsy Awareness Day. It is a health condition that continues to be one of the most misunderstood amongst health problems. As a result of this, many even face discrimination. ...
  • Memory going, poet dedicates verses to epilepsy November 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Urdu poet Mahmood Hashmi’s poems have become sad and he says his new verses are the last of his life. Hasmhi, 68, suffers from epilepsy, a disease that affects 10 million Indians of all ages. Life was good and healthy for Hasmhi but suddenly in April he developed epilepsy. He...
  • 10 million Indians suffer from epilepsy November 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Priya developed epilepsy way back in 1958. She says she has been suffering from the disease since she was 14, but that she is a normal person and likes doing everything that normal people do. "I like reading, photography, listening to music and travelling," says she. Epilepsy is brain disorder...