Epilepsy

Katie Hopkins prepares for brain surgery to cure epilepsy which has ‘plagued’ her life – Evening Standard

Katie Hopkins told fans that she will “see on the other side” as she prepared for brain surgery to treat the epilepsy…

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Epilepsy drug shortage in Canada worries patients, families – The Globe and Mail

A widely used epilepsy drug is in critically short supply across Canada, leaving patients and their family members scrambling for alternatives. The shortage…

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New brain-machine interface ‘could aid future epilepsy treatment’ – Epilepsy Research UK

Researchers in Australia have developed a new, minimally-invasive, brain-machine interface that could be beneficial in the treatment of epilepsy in future. The system…

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Watching movies during brain scans ‘can help children with epilepsy’ – Epilepsy Research UK

The results of a recent study suggest that brain scans performed on children with epilepsy can be carried out more effectively if the…

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Officers turn off police car lights for girl with epilepsy – Epilepsy Society

She told the police officers that their flashing lights were putting Noelle at risk of a photosensitive epileptic seizure. Ms Gwaltney described how…

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Supporting children with epilepsy through social issues can help with knowledge, self-management and anxiety – Epilepsy Action

Each study looked at the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions – or support to overcome problems – in children with epilepsy. The researchers wanted…

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Epilepsy care home by Atelier Martel features concrete walls – Dezeen

Soft indents create hundreds of spots across the concrete walls of this health centre in northeast France, designed by Atelier Martel to offer…

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Psychosocial interventions ‘can help young people manage their epilepsy’ – Epilepsy Research UK

According to a recent study, young people with epilepsy could be helped to manage their epilepsy better with the assistance of programmes designed…

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Lord Mayor takes on Epilepsy Action’s Bradford 10k run – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

The Lord Mayor, who will also set off the runners at the start line, said: “I always like to give back for epilepsy…

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Is vagus nerve stimulation an effective alternative in children? – Epilepsy Action

People with epilepsy have noticed improvements in their day-to-day lives after receiving this treatment. The study showed that parents and caregivers noticed improvements…

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Parental health literacy ‘improves children’s adherence to epilepsy treatment’ – Epilepsy Research UK

Children with epilepsy are more likely to stick to their prescribed therapies if their parents are more educated on health matters. This is…

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Tom and Jerry could improve children’s chances of undergoing epilepsy surgery – Epilepsy Society

The study involved 46 children with focal epilepsy with an average age of 13 years and 7 months, and 20 controls. For two…

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New study shows benefits of levetiracetam for children with epilepsy – Epilepsy Research UK

A new study has offered further evidence of the benefits the antiepileptic drug (AED) levetiracetam can provide for children with epilepsy. Led by…

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Finnish study says prevention of epilepsy a ‘pressing need’ – Epilepsy Society

A study has found that there appears to have been no change in the incidence of epilepsy in patients younger than 65 over…

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Epilepsy surgery patients ‘require more information and support’ – Epilepsy Research UK

Epilepsy surgery patients could benefit from more targeted information and support to help them manage the difficulties they can sometimes face before and…

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People with epilepsy invited to share seizure data via app for research – Epilepsy Society

The app helps users manage their epilepsy by tracking their seizures and possible triggers, medications and side effects. Although the app is not…

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Cognitive impairments ‘more common in older people with epilepsy’ – Epilepsy Research UK

New research has drawn attention to the high risk of cognitive impairment that exists among older people with epilepsy. Conducted by Brown University…

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An exciting new approach to the treatment of absence seizures – Epilepsy Research UK

In a previous study, Professor Crunelli and colleagues discovered a new form of GABA activity called ‘tonic GABAA inhibition’, which was increased in…

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Neurologist says road traffic accidents are leading cause of epilepsy in Nigeria – Epilepsy Society

Dr Komolafe, consultant neurologist at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex said: “now we see epilepsy in a lot of young adults…

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Organisations encourage action to mark International Epilepsy Day and raise awareness – Epilepsy Action

The IBE and ILAE are encouraging people to talk to officials, contact the media and celebrate the accomplishments of people with epilepsy. The…

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