National Epilepsy News

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March 1st
The GuardianGirl's fight to treat rare form of epilepsy may lead Idaho to approve ...The GuardianTen-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic diseases causes severe and multiple seizures, which often …
February 26th
Twydall mum Samantha Burton says seizure alert dog would ease life with ...Kent OnlineThe former Rainham School for Girls pupil said: “Epilepsy has had a massive impact on my life. I've lost my confidence going out because when you have seizures in …
February 25th
New York Daily NewsPacemaker-like device helps epileptics live seizure-freeNew York Daily NewsMichael Graae/For New York Daily News Chelsea Loeb, left, with her doctor Werner Doyle, right, at the NYU Epilepsy Center on 34th St. in Manhattan on Feb. 23, 20…
February 25th
Direct brain responsive neurostimulator reduces seizures, improves quality of lifeNews-Medical.netPiotr Olejniczak, MD, PhD, LSU Health New Orleans Professor of Neurology and Director of the Epilepsy Center, contributed to a study of the long-term effecti…
February 22nd
Can smartwatch detect epileptic seizures?Fox NewsThe device comes from Empatica, a computing company focused on human data analytics and that prides itself on its ability to monitor epileptic seizures. Empatica's latest feat was stumbled upon almost compl…
February 19th
Irish IndependentBride marries wedding guest after husband has epileptic seizure during ceremonyIrish IndependentHis illness was a shock to his wife-to-be, 23-year-old Indira, who was apparently furious that she and her family had not been told of Mr Kish…
February 14th
New Fitness Tracker Embrace Also Predicts Epileptic Seizures By Monitoring ...Medical DailyAlso sleek and watch-looking, the Embrace goes a step further from your typical fitness and heart tracking capabilities to include tracking for epileptic seizures. …
February 10th
Her.ieEpilepsy sufferer Michelle Peake (33): 'I definitely fear my next seizure and ...Irish IndependentIt starts as it always does, with the rising feeling – a strange sensation coming up through the toes, crawling up the body. But the seizure is n…
February 6th
The Courier-JournalEpilepsy patient's seizures dip after implantThe Courier-JournalBut a new device recently implanted in her skull has reduced the frequency and severity of her seizures by half, she and her University of Kentucky doctors say. Some physic…
February 2nd
IEEE SpectrumHow to Detect Your Kid's Epileptic Seizure From Miles AwayIEEE SpectrumThis SmartWatch connects these people to their networks of caregivers at moments of crisis by detecting the shaking limbs associated with convulsive seizures and sending o…

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