National Epilepsy News

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December 17th
WJXT JacksonvilleNicotine patch stops child's seizuresWJXT JacksonvilleA five-year old girl with a rare form of epilepsy is now living virtually seizure-free thanks to an unusual treatment. After exhausting all other options, doctors at the Florida Hospit…
December 17th
Imaging Scan Records Brain Activity During Epileptic SeizuresNewswise (press release)Newswise — MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Medical Center is offering epileptic patients an imaging scan that records brain activity during seizures. The sc…
December 16th
Boston Children's Hospital Testing Epileptic Seizure-Detecting WatchCBS LocalBOSTON (CBS) – Epilepsy is a tough condition to live with and, despite treatment, many patients often still have seizures. But now there's a new way to warn their families …
December 16th
Curative Surgery Possible in Patients With LGS EpilepsyMedscapeSEATTLE, Washington — Certain patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) may be good candidates for curative epilepsy surgery, emerging research suggests. A new case series shows that t…
December 14th
Crowdsourcing team develops better method for detecting epileptic seizuresMother Nature Network (blog)Epilepsy is a brain disorder that affects roughly 1 percent of the population. It is characterized by seizures or episodes of disturbed brain activity th…
December 10th
GPBA Crowd Of Scientists Finds A Better Way To Predict SeizuresGPBAn online contest for data scientists has produced a great leap forward in efforts to predict when someone with epilepsy is going to have a seizure. The winning team used data on electrical…
December 8th
Yahoo HealthParents May Overestimate Marijuana's Effects on Kids' SeizuresLive ScienceIn a recent trend, parents of children with some forms of epilepsy are giving marijuana to their children in hopes of alleviating the seizures, but researchers say canna…
December 6th
Predicting epileptic seizures with 82 percent accuracyWashington PostThere are 60 million epileptics on the planet, and while advances in medication and implantable devices have helped them, the ability to better detect and even predict when they will hav…
December 4th
GizmagEmbrace medical-quality smartwatch predicts seizuresGizmagThe Embrace is the first medical-quality smartwatch that helps predict epileptic seizures, and measure stress, activity and sleep. Designed to improve the lives of people with epilepsy, the s…
November 30th
A Smart Watch To Manage Epileptic SeizuresForbesA spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) called Empatica, has created a wearable device that monitors epileptic seizures. According to Statista, the value of the global mHealth market …

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