National Epilepsy News

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September 15th
Low-dose fish oil regimen reduces epileptic seizures by 33.6%!The Raw Food World News(TRFW News) Approximately 3 million Americans suffer from epileptic seizures. Current drug therapies will often lower the neural firing that causes seizures but prescript…
September 15th
KAREFormer Mankato player Isaac Kolstad diagnosed with epilepsyTwinCities.com-Pioneer PressThe former Minnesota State University-Mankato football player who was beaten outside a Mankato bar last spring has been diagnosed with epilepsy. Isaac Kolstad suffe…
September 11th
Infant With Epileptic Seizure Gets 3D-Printed Brain Replica To Save His Life ...Medical DailyLast summer, a 5-month-old infant, Gabriel Mandeville, started to forget the fundamental things he was learning after experiencing “mind erasers,” als…
September 9th
2 Minute MedicineFish oil lowers seizure frequency in drug-resistant epilepsy2 Minute MedicineStudy Rundown: Approximately 1 out of every 5 epilepsy patients have drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE), defined as epilepsy refractory to treatment with even two ant…
September 9th
Medical News TodayOmega-3 fish oil 'could reduce seizure frequency for epilepsy patients'Medical News TodayApproximately 2.3 million adults and around 470,000 children in the US have epilepsy, a lifelong neurological condition characterized by recurrent s…
September 3rd
Epilepsy Foundation teaches students about seizures9NEWS.com"Since last October, she's had close to 3,000 seizures and some of them at school," Chris Wood, Vienne's mother, said. In 2006, Vienne was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy called Doose synd…
September 3rd
Finally, Some Hard Science on Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy PatientsTIMEFor years, some parents have turned to medical marijuana to treat their children's debilitating epilepsy, crediting the drug with dramatically reducing seizure activity. A groundbrea…
September 2nd
Express.co.ukThe implant that can stop seizures while you sleepExpress.co.ukBy recognising this and instantly stimulating the vagus nerve which runs up through the neck to the brain, the new device can “scramble” signals that would trigger a s…
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…

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