National Epilepsy News

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July 6th
Thehour.comEmergency epilepsy care expanded in schools around the stateThehour.com"Parents of children with epilepsy or another seizure disorder worry constantly that their child will suffer a seizure when no one is around to help," said Lavielle, R-143. …
July 6th
Science World ReportPregnancy And Epilepsy: Premature Birth Risk Higher With SeizuresScience World ReportSeizures during pregnancy can cause fetal heart rate declaration, fetal injury, premature separation of the placenta from the uterus (placental abrupt…
July 6th
Memorial Hermann Successfully Completes System's First NeuroPace RNS ...PR Newswire (press release)"At age 24, our otherwise healthy son experienced a grand mal seizure out of the blue and has been having regular seizures ever since," said Jean Hawkins, m…
July 6th
ARL nowArlington Man Seeks to Connect People With Epilepsy Through AppARL now(Updated at 5:45 p.m.) When Pentagon City resident Phil Gattone was four years old, he had his first seizure. Then another one and another until it resulted in thousands of seizu…
July 6th
WiredOne Man's Desperate Quest to Cure His Son's Epilepsy—With WeedWiredThis is Sam. He's my son. His epilepsy caused him to have up to 100 seizures a day. After seven years we were out of options. Our last hope: an untested, unproven treatment. The…
July 2nd
Soldiers suffer seizures years after serviceWAVE 3LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It can be dormant for years; Life threatening seizures that seem to come out of nowhere, years after a soldier has served. Now, a local group is trying to reach out to veterans who …
July 2nd
Mirror.co.ukLauryn Gunther: Teenage girl drowns in the bath after suffering epileptic seizureMirror.co.ukA teenage girl was found dead in the bath as she got ready for a night out after suffering from an epileptic seizure. Lauryn Gunther, 18, who would so…
June 29th
New hope for people with uncontrolled seizuresEpilepsy SocietyA new treatment option is offering hope of better seizure control and potential seizure freedom for people with refractory generalised tonic clonic seizures(GTC). Perampanel, licensed in the UK…
June 29th
Sydney Morning HeraldScanning the brain's magnetic fields offers hope for epilepsy patientsSydney Morning HeraldStewart Duguid used to have an epileptic seizure every fortnight. He never knew when they would strike, and they proved impossible to control w…
June 15th
The Journal News | LoHud.comHealth Q&A: Causes and new treatments for epilepsyThe Journal News | LoHud.comEpilepsy is one of the world's oldest recorded medical conditions: Ancient Babylonians and Greeks mention the disorder, and it's also noted in th…

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