National Epilepsy News

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September 22nd
Understanding EpilepsyAllAfrica.comEpilepsy as a neurological condition that affects the nervous system. It is also known as a 'seizure disorder.' Epilepsy is usually diagnosed after a person has had at least two seizures that were not caused by some know…
September 22nd
MedscapeSEEG an Option for Difficult-to-Localize Epilepsy in KidsMedscapeAt least half of a small group of children and adolescents with difficult-to-localize refractory focal epilepsy was rendered seizure-free or much improved with stereoelectroencephalo…
September 19th
Medical DailyTreating epilepsy starts with diagnosisLexington Herald LeaderWhile seizures are fairly common (one in 100 people will have one seizure in their lifetime), epilepsy is diagnosed after a person has at least two unprovoked seizures that were no…
September 17th
New York Daily NewsPost-immunization epilepsy likely not related to vaccination: studyNew York Daily NewsChildren who start having seizures soon after a vaccination and go on to develop epilepsy usually turn out to have an underlying cause of the seizure …
September 16th
Free Malaysia TodayPost-immunization epilepsy likely not related to vaccine: studyReutersTo better understand the relationship between febrile seizures and epilepsy, the researchers looked at nearly a thousand children who had a first seizure within sever…
September 12th
The Seizure Medication That Turns You Into a PoetDaily BeastOf all the retirees who take up a creative hobby, how many can say their seizures made them do it? That seems to be the case with one 76-year-old woman, who had never shown much of an interest in…
September 9th
Medical News TodayOmega-3 fish oil 'could reduce seizure frequency for epilepsy patients'Medical News TodayApproximately 2.3 million adults and around 470,000 children in the US have epilepsy, a lifelong neurological condition characterized by recurrent s…
September 3rd
Epilepsy Foundation teaches students about seizures9NEWS.com"Since last October, she's had close to 3,000 seizures and some of them at school," Chris Wood, Vienne's mother, said. In 2006, Vienne was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy called Doose synd…
September 3rd
Finally, Some Hard Science on Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy PatientsTIMEFor years, some parents have turned to medical marijuana to treat their children's debilitating epilepsy, crediting the drug with dramatically reducing seizure activity. A groundbrea…
September 2nd
Express.co.ukThe implant that can stop seizures while you sleepExpress.co.ukBy recognising this and instantly stimulating the vagus nerve which runs up through the neck to the brain, the new device can “scramble” signals that would trigger a s…

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