National Epilepsy News

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November 21st
Smartwatch detects skin's electricity to predict seizuresNew ScientistThe whole point of Embrace is to prevent sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Its causes are not fully understood, but Picard says they understand enough to know how to reduce …
November 19th
BBC NewsEpileptic seizures 'not recognised by police and law officers'BBC NewsEpilepsy Scotland said people could be arrested for shoplifting or getting into the wrong car when they were mid-seizure and unaware of their actions. The charity is now running…
November 19th
Light Therapy Could Stop Seizures in the BrainLive ScienceBut a new technique that uses light to activate brain cells could stop seizures in their tracks, new research suggests. A team of scientists injected light-sensitive proteins into the neurons of ep…
November 19th
RTPolice mistakenly arrest people having epileptic seizures - health charityRTPeople with epilepsy could end up with criminal records because police fail to recognize their condition, a charity has warned. They then inadvertently enter the criminal justic…
November 17th
Boston GlobeHope that a prescription can mimic marijuana's benefitsBoston GlobeHaley Osborn lives at a crossroads. Down one path, her parents are searching for marijuana they hope might ease their daughter's relentless seizures. And down the other, resear…
November 17th
November is National Epilepsy Awareness MonthWISFloyd says epilepsy is a very individualized disease and you need to contact your doctor immediately to figure out if you have epilepsy, what type of epilepsy it is, and what type of seizures you are having …
November 13th
New York TimesAt Trial, Epilepsy and Questions of Blame in a Fatal CrashNew York TimesVincent Zanfardino had been repeatedly warned by his doctor not to drive before he had an epileptic seizure behind the wheel two years ago and crashed into another car, …
November 12th
Daily MailMother whose seizures are triggered by Ne-Yo's voice has part of brain removedDaily MailZoe Fennessy, 26, has an epileptic seizure within seconds of hearing the chart-topping singer Ne-Yo's vocals. The seizures make her freeze, vomit and unable …
November 6th
Fox NewsStem cell transplants may help reduce seizures, study saysFox NewsNew research from McLean Hospital and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute has shown that stem cell therapy reduces seizures in mice. Researchers used an animal model to transplant seizu…
October 29th
CBS NewsDiet stops seizures when epilepsy drugs failCBS NewsWhen Jackson Small began having seizures at 7, his parents hoped and assumed at least one of the many epilepsy drugs on the market would be enough to get things under control. But one seizure qui…

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