Women who suffer from epilepsy and take a common drug (carbamazepine) to treat the illness have a higher chance of having an infant with spina bifida compared with women not taking antiepileptic drugs, finds a study published on BMJ.com today.
A meeting of 29 senior scientists from Europe, the USA, India and Australia, was held in Naarden, The Netherlands on November 14–16, 2008, to establish consensus Best Practice Guidelines for molecular diagnosis of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy (DMD/BMD)
Results of a recently published study has shown that children with new/recent onset epilepsy have significantly slowed expansion of white matter volume compared to healthy children over a two year interval. The reduced white matter volume may affect brain connectivity and influence cognition. The study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is published in Epilepsia, published on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy.
One of the newest societies of child neurology in the world, the Child Neurology Society of Nigeria has been inaugurated in West Africa. The population of Nigeria was estimated to be 124 million in 2003, which placed it as tenth most populous nation in the world.