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Can science tell us if seizures and full moons are linked?

Researchers from the University of South Florida did a study they believe answers the question of whether a full moon causes epileptic seizures.

The team reviewed 770 seizures that took place in the epilepsy monitoring unit at Tampa General Hospital, over a three-year period.

The goal was to find out if the seizures happened more often during full moons.

The study, published in "Epilepsy and Behavior," concluded that the full moon period actually had the least epileptic seizures, with a total of 94. The moon's last quarter, on the other hand, had the most, with 152.

The results persuaded scientists to conclude there is not a significant correlation between a full moon and an increased incidence of epileptic seizures.

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