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SEIZURES AND EPILEPSY IN CHILDHOOD: UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD’S TESTS – INTENSIVE EEG MONITORING

For the evaluation of most individuals with epilepsy, no special EEG tests are required. For most such children, the neurological evaluation, an EEG, and in some cases a CT scan or an MRI scan will provide sufficient evaluation. However, in three situations special EEG tests are indicated. The situations are:• When the individual is having […]

CAUSES OF CANCER: VIRAL AND MEDICAL FACTORS

Viral factorsThe chances of becoming infected with a “cancer virus” are very remote. Over the years, several forms of virus-induced cancers have been observed in laboratory animals and there is some indication that human beings display a similar tendency toward virally transmitted cancers. Evidence that the herpes-related viruses may be involved in the development of […]

BOTOX QUESTIONS: THE FEAR FACTOR, TOO MUCH BOTOX AND WHAT CAN BOTOX TREAT THE FEAR FACTOR

Patients often ask me if Botox will cause their muscles to atrophy. Studies have shown that approximately six to eight months after stopping Botox, 80% of the muscle mass goes back to normal. The bottom line is: you’re not going to lose control over your muscles.  Some patients are even concerned about how Botox will […]

PAIN WITHOUT A CAUSE: MYOFASCIAL PAIN

Unlike fibromyalgia, myofascial pain is localized to one area. There are tender points where pressing will often result in pain, which spreads to distant areas and imitates the pain of which the patient complains. Under the tender points, a taut band of muscle can be felt. The pain may be alleviated by stretching the muscle […]

HOMOEOPATHY FOR BOWEL SYMPTOMS: CONTRIBUTED BY BETH MACEOIN

The following remedies are intended as first-aid measures only. If the condition is of an ongoing, chronic variety, it will be necessary to seek professional homoeopathic help for long-term relief. In other words, treatment from a homoeopathic practitioner will deal with the predisposition to the condition. Acute or first-aid approaches will help in the short […]

MARRIAGE AND EPILEPSY

Even now there are parts of the world where misconceptions about epilepsy are still widespread. It is often assumed that epilepsy is entirely an inherited disease, and there may also be fears and taboos surrounding it. In these cultures, especially if arranged marriages are the norm, the marriage prospects of a woman with epilepsy are […]

LIFESTYLE FACTORS FOR CANCER DEVELOPMENT

Over the years, an emerging pattern of higher risks for cancer among persons who engage (or do not engage) in selected lifestyle variables has captured the national attention. In particular, diet, sedentary lifestyle, consumption of alcohol and cigarettes, stress, and other health-related behaviors have provided fertile ground for speculation about risks. Many of the studies […]

VIRAL CAUSES OF ASEPTIC MENINGITIS: HERPESVIRUSES

Aseptic meningitis has been reported with herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2, varicella-zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and human herpesvirus 6. Aseptic meningitis is more common with HSV-2 (HSV-1 is typically associated with encephalitis) and accounts for approximately 1% to 3% of all cases of aseptic meningitis. In one series, 36% of women […]

TO THE BIOMEDICALLY ORIENTED PSYCHIATRIST: PREDICTION

One problem which you are often faced with is predictability. You will be asked to predict which people are likely to be dangerous to others and to themselves, and then have to make decisions based on those judgements. The process paradigm, at this early stage, offers a few notes about this. Clients with no edge […]

PREVENTING COLDS: NO VACCINE AND PROBABLY NO VITAMINS

The ideal preventive of infectious diseases—a vaccine—remains a futuristic and, many experts say, highly doubtful notion when it comes to colds. There are just too many viruses and viral variants involved to produce an effective vaccine against all or even the most prevalent among them. About 200 strains of viruses from eight different viral groups […]