"Brain Heatsink Could Reduce Epilepsy"
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Posted 10/8/07
i dont understand
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so the heatsink acts as an 'cooler' for the brain eh?..


@jay: has it been tested yet?
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It might even make the epilepsy worse. hmm.. putting something in the brain might have some site effects considering the amount of nerves inside...

it could also contaminate the cerebrospinal fluid causing serious harm to the user.

@ kyoko11: lol.
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Lmao, that would send 'chills' down your spine~


i would rather dip my head in ice water than risking my life implanting a 'cooler' in my head. On the other hand, considering the severity of the operation to insert that heatsink, theres too, a risk of it being rejected from the body itself.

Not to mention the cost of the Operation, medical care, hospital fees, (physiotherapy) if needed.. hmm..

Overall, its a No-no.. i'd say.
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Triggers

The diagnosis of epilepsy requires that the seizures be "unprovoked", with the implication that the provocant is assumed to be something obviously harmful. However, in some epilepsy syndromes the provocant can reasonably be considered to be part of normal daily life. Examples of these normal provocants include reading, hot water on the head, hyperventilation, and flashing or flickering lights. This last provocant is a special type of reflex epilepsy called photosensitive epilepsy. Although assumed to be a common trigger for epilepsy, amongst both patients and the public, only around 5% of people with epilepsy are affected by flickering lights.

Certain environmental factors can lead to an increased likelihood of seizures in someone with epilepsy or in certain syndromes. For example:

* being asleep
* the transition between sleep and wakefulness (hypnogogia)
* tiredness and sleep deprivation
* illness
* constipation
* menstruation
* stress or anxiety
* alcohol consumption

^Wiki.

hmm.. it seems constipation is also a triggering factor to seizures.. i wonder what would a seizure on a toilet bowl be like?.. .. heh.


This device carries heat away from the affected area, keeping it cool and reducing the chances of severe epileptic fits in future.


hmm.. reducing? so it means that the person will still get into a seizure?..
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