National Epilepsy News

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November 27th
Epilepsy common but variable in mitochondrial disease patientsNews-Medical.netAround a quarter of patients with mitochondrial diseases have seizures, but these do not appear to increase their risk of dying, report researchers. Overall, 23.1% of the 182 ad…
November 27th
Research reveals anti-seizure mechanism of ketogenic diet therapyEpilepsy SocietyKetogenic dietary therapies have been used since the 1920s as an alternative treatment for epilepsy, particularly in children who seizures do not respond to medication. The d…
November 25th
Bel Marra HealthFocal epilepsy seizures linked to three brain regions, found with functional MRIBel Marra HealthFocal epilepsy seizures linked to three brain regions, found with functional MRI Focal epilepsy seizures link to abnormalities in three brain r…
November 25th
U.S. News & World ReportWhen Your Child Has Out-of-Control EpilepsyU.S. News & World ReportThe seizures started just before Mirabel Condon's first birthday. "I didn't even know, really, what a seizure was," says Rachel Condon, Mirabel's mother. "I…
November 25th
Medical News TodayResearchers identify dietary fat that could offer more effective epilepsy ...Medical News TodayWhile anti-seizure medications are considered the primary treatment for epilepsy, some individuals with the condition do not respond to such t…
November 22nd
Baltimore SunApple Watch used to study epileptic seizuresBaltimore Sun"Physicians often ask patients to record their seizures, but that can be hard, especially when a patient loses consciousness," said Dr. Gregory Krauss, a professor of neurology in the J…
November 20th
Daily MailBaby girl with epilepsy suffers 40 seizures a DAY due to genetic disorder Shox ...Daily MailA GoFundMe page called 'Maisie's epilepsy seizure mat' has been set up to help crowdfund the costs. At present, more than £1,300 has been raised of…
November 20th
Komaroff: Electrical firestorm occurs during epileptic seizureBloomington Pantagraph (blog)A: Epilepsy is a condition that causes repeated seizures, but sometimes seizures are not caused by epilepsy. It's not uncommon, for example, for very young children…
November 19th
Laser surgery prevents young man's epileptic seizuresFox NewsMay hasn't experienced any seizures since and said it was a “big relief.” Doctors say about 50 percent of laser patients remain seizure free in the years following surgery. The techn…
November 16th
CBC.ca2000% price hike for infant seizure drug called 'absurd'CBC.caMia Brooks of Salmon Arm, B.C., noticed the seizures in her son more than a month ago. "When he woke up he started to startle reflex," Brooks recalled. "You see babies do this all the tim…

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