National Epilepsy News

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August 26th
CBC.caNational advocate decries Edmonton epilepsy arrestsCBC.caIn one case, Neil Ryley reported having several seizures through the night and in the morning, and was showing aggressive and violent symptoms. His family called 911 for help and they say poli…
August 25th
How technology is reducing seizures in patients with epilepsyMiami HeraldEpilepsy, the fourth most common neurological disorder, is defined by recurrent and unprovoked seizures. Seizure frequency varies depending on the type of seizure disorder, with some…
August 22nd
New York TimesA Risk for Sudden Death in Epilepsy That Often Goes UnmentionedNew York TimesOften a person with epilepsy goes to bed and is found in the morning, unresponsive. In some cases, there is indirect evidence of a seizure, like urine on the sheets…
August 22nd
Telegraph.co.ukMy brother died from epilepsy. I wish he and I had understood the dangersTelegraph.co.ukChristopher had begun having seizures when he was 14. It started with a strange fainting episode in the bathroom - when, after a long time, he did not e…
August 20th
CBC.caJobless, car-less and afraid to call for help: epilepsy patients say police screwed up arrestsCBC.caTwo men, two arrests and one controversy: Should people suffering from seizures and their aftermath be held criminally responsible for prohibited act…
August 17th
CBC.caEdmonton police union backs officers in epilepsy arrestsCBC.caEdmonton's police union is backing officers involved in the arrests of two men with epilepsy within one week. The men say they lashed out at officers as they were coming out of seizures. …
August 16th
CBC.caHis family called 911 for help with a seizure but this man claims police beat him insteadCBC.caSymptoms such as hallucinations, confusion and violence can occur during and after certain types of epileptic seizures, according to the Edmonton Epilepsy…
August 15th
NewsweekSean Hannity: Apologize to Those with Epilepsy, or Burn in HellNewsweekI know this response to Sean Hannity is a little raw, but as someone with epilepsy, I hope my editors will let this slip through: Fuck you, Sean. Your willingness to deceive yo…
August 15th
The West AustralianEpilepsy support group urges ban on drivers at risk of seizureThe West AustralianWA's epilepsy support group has warned that there will be more deaths on the roads unless people who are a safety risk are banned from driving. Epilepsy As…
August 15th
What is life like for someone with epilepsy?Las Vegas SunIt's estimated that 1 in 26 Americans has epilepsy or will develop the disease during his or her lifetime. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder defined by recurrent and unprovoked seizures. Seizure f…

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