Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Migraines may increase risk of pregnancy complications

In a study of women in Denmark with and without migraines who became pregnant, migraines were associated with an increased risk of pregnancy-associated hypertension disorders in the mother. Also, in newborns, maternal migraine ...

Neuroscience

Heat a trigger for seizures

Fever is the most common trigger for seizures in children between 5 months and 6 years of age. But the underlying cause is not always clear.

Immunology

No, combination vaccines don't overwhelm kids' immune systems

No parent likes seeing their child have injections. Yet, around 93% of parents across Australia protect their children against 15 serious diseases by giving them all the recommended vaccines on the National Immunisation Program ...

Pediatrics

No increase in febrile seizures with 2010-2011 TIV or PCV13

(HealthDay)—For the 2010-2011 influenza season, there was no increase in the risk of febrile seizures (FS) with the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) or the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13), ...

Neuroscience

Recommendations address how to manage seizures in infants

New recommendations offer insights on strategies for treating infants with seizures. In an Epilepsia report, child neurologists who are members of the International League Against Epilepsy note that intervening at the time ...

Genetics

New mechanism for febrile seizures in young children discovered

Febrile seizures are among the most dreaded complications of infectious diseases in small children. An international research team composed of experts from the Universities of Tübingen, Leuven and Luxembourg has now made ...

Genetics

Gene link to seizures in children after MMR vaccine

Scientists in Denmark said Sunday they had found genetic clues to explain why a small number of children have febrile seizures—brief convulsions—after receiving the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

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