National Epilepsy News

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December 18th
A new mechanism for absence seizuresEpilepsy Research UKOn EEG, absence seizures are characterised by a particular pattern known as spike-wave discharges. Interestingly, these are produced by excessive, abnormal inhibition rather than too much excitation …
December 17th
Imaging Scan Records Brain Activity During Epileptic SeizuresNewswise (press release)Newswise — MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Medical Center is offering epileptic patients an imaging scan that records brain activity during seizures. The sc…
December 16th
Boston Children's Hospital Testing Epileptic Seizure-Detecting WatchCBS LocalBOSTON (CBS) – Epilepsy is a tough condition to live with and, despite treatment, many patients often still have seizures. But now there's a new way to warn their families …
December 14th
Crowdsourcing team develops better method for detecting epileptic seizuresMother Nature Network (blog)Epilepsy is a brain disorder that affects roughly 1 percent of the population. It is characterized by seizures or episodes of disturbed brain activity th…
December 10th
90.3 KAZUA Crowd Of Scientists Finds A Better Way To Predict Seizures90.3 KAZUAn online contest for data scientists has produced a great leap forward in efforts to predict when someone with epilepsy is going to have a seizure. The winning team used data o…
December 8th
OregonLive.comParents May Overestimate Marijuana's Effects on Kids' SeizuresLive ScienceIn a recent trend, parents of children with some forms of epilepsy are giving marijuana to their children in hopes of alleviating the seizures, but researchers say can…
December 6th
Predicting epileptic seizures with 82 percent accuracyWashington PostThere are 60 million epileptics on the planet, and while advances in medication and implantable devices have helped them, the ability to better detect and even predict when they will hav…
December 4th
GizmagEmbrace medical-quality smartwatch predicts seizuresGizmagThe Embrace is the first medical-quality smartwatch that helps predict epileptic seizures, and measure stress, activity and sleep. Designed to improve the lives of people with epilepsy, the s…
November 30th
A Smart Watch To Manage Epileptic SeizuresForbesA spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) called Empatica, has created a wearable device that monitors epileptic seizures. According to Statista, the value of the global mHealth market …
November 26th
Embrace Watch-Like Device to Help Track Epileptic Seizures (VIDEO)Medgadget.comParents who have kids that suffer from epilepsy are particularly concerned that seizures will strike when they're not watching. Now a new wrist-worn watch-like device has been …

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