National Epilepsy News

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September 22nd
Beuna May Bugel: Misunderstanding of epilepsyLake County News ChronicleThese symptoms which many families determine to be Alzheimer's may be epilepsy. The reason for this misdiagnosis has to do with most senior seizures being partial rather than the more …
September 22nd
Markets InsiderA Dedicated Epilepsy Unit Opens at NYU Langone Hospital - BrooklynMarkets Insider"The various forms of epilepsy usually stem from uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain," says Vazquez, who has been with NYU Langone Health for 26 year…
September 22nd
PharmaTimesEU allows use of UCB's anti-epileptic Vimpat in childrenPharmaTimesThe European Commission has ruled that UCB's anti-epileptic Vimpat can be used in children. The regulator approved the drug's use as monotherapy and adjunctive therapy in the tr…
September 21st
New Data on Epilepsy Prevalence — Higher Numbers on Federal and State LevelsLWW JournalsImportantly, the data sources relied on patient self-reports for adults: Individuals were classified as having active epilepsy if they reported a history of doct…
September 21st
BBC NewsEpilepsy drug's safety reviewed over pregnancy riskBBC News"Sanofi will reinforce the fact that sodium valproate is an important molecule that epileptic women continue to rely on, even today, to control seizures, to avoid a potentially fatal seizu…
September 20th
CBS New YorkWoman Pursuing Charges After Driver Allegedly Kept Epileptic Son ...CBS New YorkA Brooklyn mother is outraged saying a bus driver trapped her epileptic son on board a school bus because she didn't bring the proper identification.and more …
September 20th
New York Daily News9-year-old boy suffered seizure on school bus while driver was questioning his motherNew York Daily NewsFor 9-year-old Delon Fraser, the wheels of the bus go round and round — and take him to a terrifying place. The special-needs …
September 19th
Local epileptic seizure shows long distance interactionScience DailyAn epileptic seizure may be highly local, but it also influences brain activity at a distance of over ten centimeters from the core. This, in turn, affects the active area, scientists of …
September 18th
New York TimesSeizures Drove Him Out of Coaching. Now He's Back, and So Are They.New York TimesTwo years ago, Kill left his job as Minnesota's coach midway through the season, debilitated by epileptic seizures. Away from the game, without the 18-hour work…
September 6th
The IndependentBoy who suffered up to 100 seizures a day has none in 300 days after being prescribed cannabis oilThe IndependentAn 11-year-old boy who was dying from severe epilepsy has not had any seizures for 300 days since being prescribed a medical ma…

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