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20K Military Uniforms Meant for ISIS Are Intercepted

There were enough uniforms 'to equip an entire army': Spain

(Newser) - Spanish authorities seized containers holding about 20,000 military uniforms and other supplies last month from two port towns, all destined for ISIS and Nusra Front jihadi fighters, the country's Interior Ministry said Thursday in a statement. It was contraband said to be able to "equip an entire... More »

Weird: Playing Sudoku Triggers Man's Seizures

It's connected to his survival of an avalanche

(Newser) - A 25-year-old German skier survived an avalanche that buried him without oxygen for 15 minutes, thanks in no small part to his paramedic ski buddy, who rescued him and started CPR immediately. But the lack of oxygen to his body tissues and brain (called hypoxia) took a toll, notes Live... More »

Girl Almost Drowns, Then Docs Discover Tumor

Emily Thomas was having increasingly violent seizures

(Newser) - In June 2014, Emily Thomas dipped under the water one more time as her family finished swimming, when she had a seizure. Seeing her body float to the surface, her parents performed CPR and, two minutes later, got her heart beating again. But when doctors performed an MRI scan at... More »

Twitter Yanks Flashing Ads Over Seizure Concerns

Epilepsy group raises concerns

(Newser) - Twitter pulled two looping videos it posted via Vine for an unusual reason—concern they might trigger seizures. It doesn't appear they actually did, but Twitter acted after an epilepsy organization raised concerns about the ads, which contained six seconds of bright flashes, reports the Guardian . "Eighty-seven people... More »

Glenn Beck: I'm Very Sick

Conservative pundit says he has neurological disease

(Newser) - Glenn Beck said today that he suffers from a severe neurological disease that doctors are unable to diagnose, Mediabistro reports. Appearing on TheBlaze, the conservative pundit says doctors have given him five to 10 years before he's unable to function. He also divulged seizures dating back to his time... More »

Lil Wayne Out of Hospital

Rapper was never near death, label chief says

(Newser) - Lil Wayne is out of hospital, and, contrary to what TMZ and other sources had predicted , he didn't leave in a box. The rapper has been released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was admitted following a seizure last week, CNN reports. "LilTunechi has been... More »

Lil Wayne in ICU After Seizures

TMZ has him in critical condition; rapper's camp says he's recovering

(Newser) - Lil Wayne is in the hospital after two separate bouts of seizures, but just how serious it is remains in dispute. TMZ has him in critical condition in the ICU at Cedars Senai in Los Angeles, with his condition stabilizing but his very survival uncertain. A tweet last night from... More »

Prince Recalls Childhood Epilepsy, Seizures

Musician opens up about his past on Tavis Smiley

(Newser) - Prince suffered from epilepsy as a child, the musician told Tavis Smiley on his PBS show last night. "I've never spoken about this before, but I was born epileptic, and I used to have seizures when I was young," Prince told Smiley. "My mother and father didn't... More »

Seizure Risk Lingers 10 Years After Brain Trauma

Danish study sparks ideas for better long-term treatment

(Newser) - Among the overlooked effects of the sort of brain injuries incurred in contact sports is the likelihood of having an epileptic seizure as long as 10 years after the injury, new research shows. The risk goes up 3.5 times for those who had a mild injury or skull fracture,... More »

Did Scientology Block Meds for Travolta's Son?

Dogma suggests people can cure themselves by following church

(Newser) - Scientology dogma opposes medication for seizures and does not acknowledge the existence of autism, a condition that many believe John Travolta's son suffered, reports the New York Post. It's not known if Jett Travolta, who died suddenly in a Bahamas vacation condo, was taking medication for his seizures. But Scientology,... More »

Dog Dials 911, Barks for Help

German Shepherd trained to call

(Newser) - A German shepherd in Arizona dialed 911 and summoned help for his owner who had suffered a seizure, AP reports. Buddy barked and whimpered on the line until the 911 dispatcher sent help. The dog is trained by Paws with a Cause—which provides assistance animals to the ill and... More »

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