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Meningitis

Child HealthParenting
May 13, 2019

Does your child have meningitis? Know the danger signs

Spotting meningitis can be tricky, and it can be easy for your little one to develop it without you knowing. By getting to know the signs and symptoms, you can ensure your child gets the right treatment before it becomes serious.
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Brain and Nervous Systemepilepsy
October 15, 2017

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles), and it causes sudden and recurring episodes of loss of consciousness, convulsions and sensory disturbance. These are all things which are associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Normally, neurones (cells) in your brain communicate with each other using electrical impulses, and these electrical signals travel along the nerves to the rest of your body, giving your muscles “instructions” to move. Convulsions happen when there is unusual electrical activity in the brain, which causes muscles to tighten and relax rapidly, or stop moving completely.…
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Brain and Nervous System
April 12, 2016

What you need to know about meningitis

Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges or protective layers around the brain and spinal cord. It is most commonly caused by bacteria and viruses, but can also be caused by chemicals, medications, physical injury or cancer. (more…)
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