National Epilepsy News

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October 30th
WallStreet OTCHigh Fat Diet Reportedly Reduces Epilepsy SeizuresWallStreet OTCA review of current research published in Neurology presents a promising alternative treatment for epileptic seizure reduction – diets high in fats and low in carbohydrate…
October 30th
Seizure types and symptoms 'differ by gender'Epilepsy Research UKEpilepsy patients' gender can affect their likelihood of experiencing different types of seizure and symptoms, according to a study in Sweden and the US. Published in the journal Epilepsy &a…
October 29th
CBS NewsDiet stops seizures when epilepsy drugs failCBS NewsWhen Jackson Small began having seizures at 7, his parents hoped and assumed at least one of the many epilepsy drugs on the market would be enough to get things under control. But one seizure qui…
October 28th
Seizures Not Main Driver of QoL for Kids With EpilepsyMedscapeCOLUMBUS, Ohio — When it comes to quality of life, it's not seizure severity or medication status that has the biggest effect on children with epilepsy but rather psychosocial factors, ne…
October 28th
High-fat diets 'can offer seizure control benefits'Epilepsy Research UKA new single-centre study has added to the body of evidence suggesting that high-fat diets can offer seizure control benefits in epilepsy patients. Conducted by Seattle Children's Hosp…
October 27th
MiamiHerald.comMedical marijuana: Florida parents fight to help children suffering with seizuresBradenton HeraldNancy Peruyero's son Nicolas, 9, has Batten Disease, a disorder of the nervous system that has left him blind, unable to walk or talk and cause…
October 22nd
The IndependentPolice under investigation for 'restraining man having epileptic seizure' who ...The IndependentThe police watchdog would not confirm that the man was having an epileptic seizure or what method of restraint was used, but said he was restrai…
October 22nd
BBC News'Offensive' name of epilepsy clinics is changedBBC NewsThe name of some clinics for people with epilepsy has been changed following a complaint it was offensive. First Fit clinics in Lincolnshire have been re-named First Seizure, following a reque…
October 16th
Medical News TodayAwareness of 'sudden unexpected death in epilepsy' low among patientsMedical News TodayKroner's team surveyed nearly 1,400 patients with epilepsy and more than 600 caregivers. The surveys were conducted either over the Internet or in a c…
October 8th
wtvr.comNew Kent mom's warning for parents: Classroom tool caused my son's seizureswtvr.comNEW KENT COUNTY, Va. — A New Kent County mother says the electronic whiteboard in her child's classroom is giving her son seizures. “Promethean” o…

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