National Epilepsy News

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May 27th
Scottish Daily RecordBritain's Got Talent finalist Wayne Woodward opens up about seizure ordeal as he reveals epilepsy diagnosisScottish Daily RecordBRITAIN'S Got Talent star Wayne Woodward has revealed how he suffered a terrifying epileptic fit moments a…
May 27th
Study shows that SUDEP doesn't always come after a seizureEpilepsy Research UKScientists at the US Case Medical Centre, in Ohio, have shown for the first time that sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) can occur even when a seizure has not taken pla…
May 26th
The Sunday PostState-of-the-art epilepsy treatment helps give Vicky seizure-free reliefThe Sunday Post“I get tonic-clonic seizures with the stiff limbs and the scary momentary stopping of breathing, but they've changed over the years. I used to slee…
May 24th
Your Houston NewsCrowdsourcing contest using data from people, dogs advances epileptic seizure forecastingScience DailyDuring seizures, abnormal electrical activity in the brain sometimes results in loss of consciousness. For people with epilepsy, the unp…
May 23rd
Fox NewsPBS documentary 'Seized' sheds light on epilepsyFox NewsNow 48, she'd gone ten years without a seizure and considers herself “one of the lucky ones,” but isn't letting her good fortune stop her activism for epilepsy awareness. Now, her…
May 23rd
The Pharma Letter (registration)Acorda halts development of Plumiaz for epilepsy seizure clustersThe Pharma Letter (registration)Acorda Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ACOR) announced on Friday that it will discontinue development of Plumiaz (diazepam) nasal spray,…
May 20th
NH VoiceNasal Spray for Epilepsy Seizure Gets the AxeManaged Care magazineAcorda Therapeutics has announced that it will discontinue the development of Plumiaz (diazepam) nasal spray, an investigational therapy being studied for the treatment of seizure c…
May 18th
A new approach to blocking seizure networks in temporal lobe epilepsyEpilepsy Research UK“Forward-thinking strategies for the most difficult-to-treat types of epilepsy are desperately needed. I will test whether controlling the activity of entire se…
May 18th
Epilepsy ActionScience competition leads to creation of seizure prediction programsEpilepsy ActionStudy author Dr Brinkmann, Mayo Clinic, and his colleagues believe seizure prediction can improve the lives of people with epilepsy. They said that a predict…
May 7th
Motley FoolThe Controversial Drug That Could Be Better at Controlling Seizures in Epilepsy Patients Than MarijuanaMotley FoolDravet syndrome is a rare and tough-to-treat form of epilepsy. It's typically diagnosed within a child's first year of life follow…

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