Friday, July 06, 2007

Beware of fireworks as they can trigger seizures!

If you plan to visit a fireworks display tomorrow, be aware they can trigger seizures in epileptic and photosensitive people.University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist Dr. Giuseppe Erba has an interesting take on the issue.

Erba warns that many people who are at risk are young and unaware of their condition. While avoidance is tricky, Erba suggests that you never attend fireworks displays alone.Viewing fireworks from afar, while less exciting, considerably reduces the risk of seizures, he says.


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