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Reasons for Seizures

A seizure is a disruption of brain activity that results in abnormal behavior. There are a variety of different types of seizures, and each seizure is classified as either "general" or "partial." There are many conditions that can cause a seizure, and various outside sources cause seizures as well

Belly Fat May Raise Restless Legs Risk

A new study suggests a link between belly fat and the movement disorder restless legs syndrome, but more research is needed to confirm the association, experts say.

Multiple Sclerosis and Your Job

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of multiple sclerosis and your job including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Signs & Symptoms of Petite Mal Seizures

Petite mal seizures, also known as absence seizures, are experienced by people with seizure disorders. A seizure disorder (epilepsy) is a neurological disorder caused by brief, strong electric impulses that affect all or part of the brain. This disorder can cause seizures that last mere seconds or

Placement of Percutaneous Pedicle Screws

What is the safety of percutaneous pedicle screw placement in a clinical setting? Read about a series of patients in whom 287 percutaneous pedicle screws were placed.

Year 1 of Legal Marijuana: Lessons Learned in CO

Some of the lessons being learned in the Rocky Mountains could be instrumental in other states, as public health officials figure out how to regulate a drug that has been illegal for 8 decades.

Occular Tumor Symptoms

Cancer of the eye, or ocular cancer, can be caused by primary tumors that originate in the eye or by secondary tumors that result from metastasized cancer that spreads to the eye. According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common type of eye tumor is melanoma of the eye. Tumors of the eye can be preve

Tasteless Calories Tempt the Brain

The brain may like sugar's calories, not just its taste, according to lab tests done on "sweet-blind" mice that can't taste sweetness.

Facts on Swollen Fingers

Swelling in any part of the body is the result of fluid buildup in a particular region. The fingers are an often overworked area of the body and therefore are particularly susceptible to swelling. Occasional swelling of the fingers and hands from overuse is common and can often be managed with care

Emg Negative Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus is a nerve complex located in the neck and under the arm. Damage to this complex---known as brachial neuropathy---has a number of potential causes, including traumatic injury, viral infection, surgical complications and autoimmune response. An electromyogram (EMG), also referred

Brachial Plexus Injuries in Adults

The brachial plexus "is a network of nerves that originates from the spinal cord and controls muscle movements and sensation in the shoulder, arm and hand," according to the Mayo Clinic's website. Injuries to these nerves are more common in adults and usually affect the cervical, or neck, region of