National Epilepsy News

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August 22nd
New York TimesA Risk for Sudden Death in Epilepsy That Often Goes UnmentionedNew York TimesOften a person with epilepsy goes to bed and is found in the morning, unresponsive. In some cases, there is indirect evidence of a seizure, like urine on the sheets…
August 22nd
Telegraph.co.ukMy brother died from epilepsy. I wish he and I had understood the dangersTelegraph.co.ukChristopher had begun having seizures when he was 14. It started with a strange fainting episode in the bathroom - when, after a long time, he did not e…
August 20th
CBC.caJobless, car-less and afraid to call for help: epilepsy patients say police screwed up arrestsCBC.caTwo men, two arrests and one controversy: Should people suffering from seizures and their aftermath be held criminally responsible for prohibited act…
August 18th
'Sirolimus' for seizures in tuberous sclerosis complex needs further investigationEpilepsy Research UKAccording to a recent study, published in the journal Neurology, sirolimus* add-on treatment does not significantly reduce seizure frequency in children …
August 17th
CBC.caEdmonton police union backs officers in epilepsy arrestsCBC.caEdmonton's police union is backing officers involved in the arrests of two men with epilepsy within one week. The men say they lashed out at officers as they were coming out of seizures. …
August 16th
CBC.caHis family called 911 for help with a seizure but this man claims police beat him insteadCBC.caSymptoms such as hallucinations, confusion and violence can occur during and after certain types of epileptic seizures, according to the Edmonton Epilepsy…
August 15th
NewsweekSean Hannity: Apologize to Those with Epilepsy, or Burn in HellNewsweekI know this response to Sean Hannity is a little raw, but as someone with epilepsy, I hope my editors will let this slip through: Fuck you, Sean. Your willingness to deceive yo…
August 15th
The West AustralianEpilepsy support group urges ban on drivers at risk of seizure - The ...The West AustralianWA's epilepsy support group has warned that there will be more deaths on the roads unless people who are a safety risk are banned from driving.an…
August 15th
What is life like for someone with epilepsy?Las Vegas SunIt's estimated that 1 in 26 Americans has epilepsy or will develop the disease during his or her lifetime. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder defined by recurrent and unprovoked seizures. Seizure f…
July 27th
Washington PostChoosing to count my daughter's happy moments instead of her ...Washington PostOur daughter's math is simple: approximately 2000 seizures annually for nearly 20 years. That comes to about 40000 seizures in her life, give or take a few …

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