National Epilepsy News

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October 30th
Epilepsy Foundation: 'Dare to Understand More About Seizures Because ...Marketwired (press release)LANDOVER, MD--(Marketwired - October 30, 2014) - The Epilepsy Foundation launches a new nationwide campaign, brand and logo today, daring the public to help…
October 30th
Seizure types and symptoms 'differ by gender'Epilepsy Research UKEpilepsy patients' gender can affect their likelihood of experiencing different types of seizure and symptoms, according to a study in Sweden and the US. Published in the journal Epilepsy &a…
October 29th
CBS NewsDiet stops seizures when epilepsy drugs failCBS NewsWhen Jackson Small began having seizures at 7, his parents hoped and assumed at least one of the many epilepsy drugs on the market would be enough to get things under control. But one seizure qui…
October 29th
New discovery explains how stress leads to increased seizure riskEpilepsy Research UKA new study from the US has revealed insights into the established link between higher stress levels and an elevated risk of epileptic seizures. Conducted by the Tufts Un…
October 28th
Seizures Not Main Driver of QoL for Kids With EpilepsyMedscapeCOLUMBUS, Ohio — When it comes to quality of life, it's not seizure severity or medication status that has the biggest effect on children with epilepsy but rather psychosocial factors, ne…
October 28th
High-fat diets 'can offer seizure control benefits'Epilepsy Research UKA new single-centre study has added to the body of evidence suggesting that high-fat diets can offer seizure control benefits in epilepsy patients. Conducted by Seattle Children's Hosp…
October 27th
First Coast NewsMedical marijuana: Florida parents fight to help children suffering with seizuresBradenton HeraldNancy Peruyero's son Nicolas, 9, has Batten Disease, a disorder of the nervous system that has left him blind, unable to walk or talk and caus…
October 23rd
Seizures trigger autism-like behaviors in miceSFARI NewsMice with an extra copy of the autism-linked gene UBE3A develop abnormal social behaviors after experiencing recurrent seizures. The findings, presented Tuesday at the Autism Consortium Research Symp…
October 22nd
The IndependentPolice under investigation for 'restraining man having epileptic seizure' who ...The IndependentThe police watchdog would not confirm that the man was having an epileptic seizure or what method of restraint was used, but said he was restrai…
October 22nd
BBC News'Offensive' name of epilepsy clinics is changedBBC NewsThe name of some clinics for people with epilepsy has been changed following a complaint it was offensive. First Fit clinics in Lincolnshire have been re-named First Seizure, following a reque…

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