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Electrical epilepsy and the EEG Test
The EEG (electroencephalograph) literally electrified the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. But for Aparna Nair the dreaded EEG tests of her adolescence were a painful ordeal.
Part of Epilepsy and me
Confusion, guilt, and the battle to breastfeed
Most new mums are told that breast is best. But breastfeeding doesn’t always come as easily or naturally as you might imagine.
- In pictures
The fast and the spurious
Extreme fasting has captured the public imagination for centuries. What pushes people to claim to go without food for improbable lengths of time?
Part of Inside Our Collections