National Epilepsy News

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September 30th
Yahoo!7 NewsMedicinal cannabis: Mum says drugs help son's severe epilepsy as de ...Yahoo!7 NewsLorraine Hunter's son Hunter Elwell has dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that causes severe seizures and is resistant to most anti-seizure medications. …
September 29th
Moms start group for parents of children with epilepsy and seizuresThe Daily CitizenHer 7-year-old daughter, Zoe, spends most of her time at home, confined to a gated, padded area to protect against violent seizures brought on by Lennox–Gastaut synd…
September 25th
UK pre-hospital care after seizures 'could be improved'Epilepsy Research UKLed by the University of Sheffield and published in the medical journal Seizure, the research examined the current UK Ambulance Service guidelines for the management of seizures to…
September 25th
Huddersfield ExaminerEpileptic Fartown man Darren Roderick Shaw suffered fatal seizure brought on ...Huddersfield ExaminerAn epilepsy sufferer died from a seizure likely to have been brought on by cocaine and amphetamine use, an inquest heard on Wednesday…
September 23rd
New study sheds light on situations linked with increased seizure likelihoodEpilepsy Research UKA new study from the University of Cambridge has demonstrated that certain situations may be associated with an increased likelihood of seizures among patients…
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 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 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 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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