National Epilepsy News

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January 28th
New algorithm 'predicts seizures with 82% success'Epilepsy Research UKResearchers from Australia and the US have developed an algorithm capable of predicting epileptic seizures with an unprecedented 82 per cent success rate. This is according to the US Na…
January 26th
Raising epilepsy awarenessUpperMichigansSource.comNIAGARA -- Epilepsy is a condition in the brain that causes seizures. Sixty five million people around the world have it, and according to the Epilepsy Foundation, 2 million of those, live in the United St…
January 23rd
ABC NewsEpileptic Boy's Parents Frustrated by Delays Plaguing Medical Marijuana RolloutABC NewsSam, 9, was diagnosed with epilepsy last year and has suffered seizures that have not stopped despite multiple medications and even an electronic implant that i…
January 22nd
Autism Key (blog)Epilepsy 101: Living With SeizuresYahoo News"Epilepsy is characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain," says Mohamad Koubeissi, director of the Epilepsy Center at the George Washingto…
January 22nd
Fox NewsScientists find promise in purified marijuana molecule for pediatric epilepsy ...Fox NewsIzaiah had his first seizure when he was just 2 months old and was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, a condition that begins in infancy, five months later. The …
January 21st
Lily's Fund advances seizure research, brings comfort to people with epilepsyWISC MadisonWhenever 11-year-old Meg Heinzen plays piano, she can anticipate the notes. Yet as a young child, her family could never have anticipated her habit of rolling her eye…
January 21st
Medical DailyEpileptic Seizure May Turn Fatal When People Sleep On Their StomachsMedical DailyFor the estimated 65 million people around the world suffering from epilepsy, most worry about when they will experience their next seizure and if they will be p…
January 20th
Headlines & Global NewsEpilepsy: New Algorithm Developed To Predict SeizuresHeadlines & Global NewsThe new algorithm was created as part of the American Epilepsy Society Seizure Detection Challenge last August on Kaggle.com, a well-known online pl…
January 15th
Estrogen, Progesterone, and Epilepsy: What's the Relationship?MedscapeApproximately one third of women with intractable focal epilepsy have seizures related to their menstrual cycle, also known as "catamenial epilepsy." Among their many biological effects…
January 2nd
Houston ChronicleSeizures return after generic med used to control epilepsyHouston ChronicleQ: My 7-year-old child had not had a seizure in four years. Her epilepsy has been controlled with Keppra and the ketogenic diet. Recently, she was switched to leve…

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