National Epilepsy News

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November 25th
Crystal Lake man rejoins workforce after 2 years without seizuresNorthwest HeraldHe couldn't go out to the bar with his friends without worrying that the large crowds and loud noises would trigger a seizure. But after a right cranial lobotomy two years ag…
November 25th
CBC.caNew software predicts seizures 17 minutes before they happenCTV NewsResearchers from the University of Windsor have created a software program that can predict an oncoming seizure 17 minutes before it happens. Prof. Robin Gras and PhD student Abba G…
November 24th
Medical DailyCannabis Oil Helped Stop 8-Year-Old Forrest Smelser's Seizures When Other ...Medical DailyForrest was diagnosed with epilepsy only a week after his eighth birthday. The disease causes recurrent seizures that range in severity; an epileptic se…
November 21st
Smartwatch detects skin's electricity to predict seizuresNew ScientistYet another smartwatch launched this week. Called Embrace, it is rather different from the latest offerings from Apple, Samsung and Motorola: it can spot the warning signs of an epilept…
November 19th
Light Therapy Could Stop Seizures in the BrainLive ScienceBut a new technique that uses light to activate brain cells could stop seizures in their tracks, new research suggests. A team of scientists injected light-sensitive proteins into the neurons of ep…
November 13th
New York TimesAt Trial, Epilepsy and Questions of Blame in a Fatal CrashNew York TimesVincent Zanfardino had been repeatedly warned by his doctor not to drive before he had an epileptic seizure behind the wheel two years ago and crashed into another car, …
November 12th
KPRC HoustonEpilepsy therapy system helps patients who cannot control seizures with ...KPRC HoustonIT'S A DISEASE THAT WE DON'T DISCUSS OFTEN, BUT ABOUT 2.3 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE EPILEPSY. AND FOR 30% OF THEM, MEDICATION JUST DOESN'T WO…
November 12th
National PostTo cure seizures triggered by Ne-Yo's music, woman has part of brain removed ...National PostWhen singer Ne-Yo releases a new hit single, one woman's life becomes a nightmare. Zoe Fennessy, 26, underwent brain surgery in June as an attempt to…
November 6th
Fox NewsStem cell transplants may help reduce seizures, study saysFox NewsNew research from McLean Hospital and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute has shown that stem cell therapy reduces seizures in mice. Researchers used an animal model to transplant seizu…
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…

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