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Specific set of nerve cells controls epileptic seizures’ spread through brain

Posted February 15, 2018 in Stanford MedicineStanford Medicine. Experimental activation of a small set of nerve cells in the brain prevents convulsive seizures in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common form of epilepsy among human adults. Read More


Children Who Have Chronic Illnesses Are More At Risk Of Mental Health Issues

Posted 13 Jan 2018 in Living with Epilepsy

Perhaps unsurprisingly, new research from the University of Waterloo in Canada has found that children who have chronic illnesses such as epilepsy are more at risk of mental health issues. And further, those who are diagnosed with a physical condition and a mental health disorder will experience a significant decline in their quality of life within the first six months Read More

How Changes In Brain Wave Patterns Could Help Predict Which Post-Injury Patients Will Develop Epilepsy

Posted 9 Jan 2018 in Diagnosis of Epilepsy

“Post-injury epilepsy (PIE) is a devastating, unpreventable consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke, which develops in 10 to 40 percent of survivors months, or even years later,” says Ben-Gurion University (BGU) Professor Alon Friedman, a researcher in the Brain Imaging Research Centre and the Zlotowski Centre for Neuroscience. It has been a wish of many researchers and clinicians Read More

Presurgical Imaging May Predict Whether Epilepsy Surgery Will Work

Posted 2 Jan 2018 in Living with Epilepsy

Precise diagnosis of epilepsy and thorough analysis of the treatment options available for each individual is vital to achieve seizure freedom. Surgery may be an option for some people, but until now there has been no way of ascertaining whether or not the seizures will continue after surgery.  Now statisticians at Rice University have developed a method for integrating neuroimaging Read More

World Health Organization Says Cannabidiol Could Have Therapeutic Value For Seizures.

Posted 28 Dec 2017 in Living with Epilepsy

Although the World Health Organization (WHO) has not gone so far as to endorse the use of medicinal marijuana in the treatment of certain conditions and diseases, they have recently stated that “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that a compound derived from marijuana (cannabidiol) could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to Epilepsy and related conditions” Read More

‘Beyond My Control’ – Science Meets Theatre In This Interactive Performance

Posted 21 Dec 2017 in Living with Epilepsy

Beyond My Control’, is a unique piece of theatre designed to explore life with epilepsy and the impact that front-line research can have on understanding the condition. Professor John Terry, an ERUK funded researcher, together with Exeter Northcott’s Artistic Director Paul Jepson, are bringing the production to venues across the country from Jan 30th to Feb 9th. Through testimonials from Read More

The Behaviour Of Children With Epilepsy Could Predict Their Risk Of Severe Psychiatric Conditions. Posted Nov 3, 2016, in Epilepsy in children
The behaviour of children with epilepsy could help identify those at a greater risk of severe psychiatric conditions, according to a study published in the journal, Epilepsia.

Childhood Epilepsy, Febrile Seizures, and Subsequent Risk of ADHD. Accepted April 29, 2016. A study done by the American Academy of Pediatrics confirmed a strong association between epilepsy in childhood subsequent development of ADHD. Read more

Epilepsy deaths: ‘we have done far too little for far too long’ A new report in Neurology wages war on the hidden numbers of epilepsy-related deaths. According to the authors, we only see the tip of the iceberg. More must be done to halt the rising tide.

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Source: Medical News Today
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