National Epilepsy News

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August 29th
QR Code PressWearable technology turns clothing into epileptic seizure monitorsQR Code PressWearable technology has taken another step in assisting medical professionals to make better diagnoses, as the Wemu t-shirt and cap help to monitor a very serious …
August 28th
NBCSports.comJets rookie had to be restrained by cops during seizureNBCSports.comI had many seizures (epilepsy) when i was a teenager. I take it extremely personally when uninformed ignorant comments are made about the condition or any other medical condi…
August 22nd
MiamiHerald.comNew surgery can relieve epileptic seizuresMiamiHerald.comThat fall would cause him to develop epilepsy and have seizures for the rest of his life. Until now. Salazar, 39, of Palm Beach, is one of 11 patients who recently had the Visualase M…
August 19th
Laser surgery shows promise in halting seizures in epilepsy sufferersContra Costa TimesPLEASANTON -- Justin Wan is not one to radiate unfettered optimism or make bold statements about his future. More than 10 years of battling epilepsy will do that to a p…
August 9th
News & ObserverTar Heel of the Week: A dog's seizures lead to a retirement obsessionNews & ObserverWillard Moore mans his booth at a recent event. Moore's dog Molly had chronic seizures, and he was forced to put the dog down. Since then, he has be…
August 8th
Daily MailEpileptic woman woke up from severe fit to find strangers laughing at her and ...Daily MailHe only stopped filming when her Staffordshire bull terrier Dillion growled protectively. Miss O'Connor, who has had epilepsy since she was 16, wrote abou…
August 8th
The IndependentEpileptic teenager died in police custody after officers failed to notice ...The IndependentBut despite the planned monitoring, two seizures at Cheadle Heath and a third fit at Stockport Magistrates' Court went unnoticed. The first was at 2…
August 7th
BBC NewsColchester epilepsy sufferer's fit filmed by onlookersBBC NewsAn epilepsy sufferer, filmed and mocked by onlookers while having a seizure, has said she wants to raise awareness of the condition. Maggie O'Connor, 26, was walking her dog in the grou…
August 5th
Research Shows Anxiety-Induced Seizures Can Resemble EpilepsyGoodTherapy.org (blog)Although epilepsy is one of the most common causes of seizures, it's not the only cause. Extreme emotional states can give rise to seizures. Psychogenic nonepileptic seizur…
August 1st
MedscapeCan Epilepsy Be Cured? Long-term Outcomes After Seizure SurgeryMedscapeAntiepileptic drugs control seizures in 60%-70% of people with epilepsy. The remaining 30%-40% resort to other therapies, such as the vagus nerve stimulator (VNS); responsive n…

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