National Epilepsy News

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March 27th
Hamilton SpectatorSpecial diet has kept teen seizure-free since age 5Hamilton SpectatorRamachandranNair said the first line of defence, however, is brain surgery — if applicable — because it offers an 80 per cent cure rate in both children and…
March 27th
Seizures in public places 'associated with anxiety and depression'Epilepsy Research UKAdolescents with epilepsy are more likely to experience seizures in public places if they are affected by high levels of anxiety and depression. This is according to a s…
March 26th
myfox8.comHow to respond if you see someone having a seizuremyfox8.comBURLINGTON, N.C. — Chances are, at some point you'll see someone having a seizure. One in 26 people are diagnosed with epilepsy during their lifetime. Seizures happen out of the b…
March 25th
Edinburgh Evening NewsPurple Day's Maggie: a year after strangers filmed her seizureEpilepsy ActionMaggie O'Connor hit headlines last year when she came around from a seizure to find two strangers filming it and laughing. She is now part of an Epilepsy Ac…
March 23rd
Wall Street JournalMarijuana Extract for Children With Epilepsy Is QuestionedWall Street JournalA dozen states in the past year, including Florida and Kentucky, have legalized the substance—cannabidiol, or CBD—despite a lack of hard evidence o…
March 23rd
Eslicarbazepine 'can cause hyponatraemia in older seizure patients'Epilepsy Research UKPublished in the medical journal Seizure, the two-year observational study examined the use of ESL in individuals with new-onset post-stroke seizures. The patients were…
March 19th
BBC NewsEpileptic dog Ziggy dumped after 'suffering seizure'BBC NewsA stolen dog with epilepsy was dumped in woods 85 miles (136km) from his home after he suffered a seizure, it is thought. Anglo wolf-dog Ziggy, who requires daily medication for the condi…
March 17th
The Pharmaceutical JournalEpileptic seizure: urgent actionThe Pharmaceutical JournalEpilepsy, the tendency to have recurrent seizures, is a commonly occurring neurological condition that affects around 50 million people worldwide, of whom 80% are in devel…
February 26th
USA TODAYNew high-tech device offers hope for epilepsy patientsUSA TODAYEpileptic seizures used to rule Cheryl Castle's life. They became so frequent that they could strike up to 42 times in three hours, leaving the once-active mother of three essentially…
February 25th
New York Daily NewsPacemaker-like device helps epileptics live seizure-freeNew York Daily NewsChelsea Loeb, left, with her doctor Werner Doyle, right, at the NYU Epilepsy Center on 34th St. in Manhattan on Feb. 23, 2015. Loeb had a new neurological implan…

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