Selfies Could Cause Seizures

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HEALTHWATCH - If you love to take selfies, be warned that it could come with some unwanted side effects. Researchers found that the pictures can trigger seizure like activity in people with epilepsy.

The phenomenon is called Selfie Epilepsy. Researchers studied a teen who suffered from unusual spikes in brain activity after using her iPhone 5s  to take a selfie via a Snapchat screen flash --  with both the flash and red eye reduction in a dimly lit room. The doctors concluded that the teen likely had a photo sensitivity response.

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