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Light Therapy Could One Day Be Used To Treat Epilepsy

Optogenetics is an exciting emerging scientific field that is helping provide researchers with new tools to further our understanding of the brain in …

National Epilepsy Awareness Month stresses seizure first aid

If someone nearby began to have a seizure, would you know how to react? National Epilepsy Awareness Month aims to highlight the proper steps and …

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Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding premature death in people with epilepsy.<p>A group of researchers, led by those from Epilepsy …

Acupuncture Suppresses Epilepsy

Acupuncture suppresses epilepsy and benefits sleep. Researchers tested electroacupuncture in a laboratory experiment to determine the effects of …

Treating epilepsy is harder than you think

One minute, I was walking across the cafeteria floor at a highway stop restaurant. Without warning, everything suddenly faded to black. The next …

Teen With Epilepsy Warns Of Serious Consequences When Strangers Pet Service Dogs

Hailey Ashmore relies on her dog Flynn to do more than the average dog. He has become her lifeline. He can alert her to oncoming seizures, and fetch …

How listening to Mozart could prevent epileptic seizures

Scans show brainwaves of those with epilepsy appear to synchronise with music by Mozart and John Coltrane<p>Listening to jazz or Mozart might stop epileptics having seizures, new research has suggested.<p>Epileptics react differently to music than those who do not have the disorder, new research …

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Many Epilepsy Deaths May Be Prevented with Better Education

Research shows that people with epilepsy have a 27-fold greater risk of sudden death compared to those without the disorder. Many of these deaths …

Computer Simulation Predicts Targets for Epilepsy Surgery

Severe cases of epilepsy are treated sometimes by surgically removing brain tissue thought to be responsible for generating seizures. This is …

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Largest Study Ever On Marijuana And Epilepsy Shows Effectiveness Of Cannabis

Twitchy Nerves (Literally) May Explain Epilepsy, Pain

Researchers may finally have a better explanation for epilepsy, chronic pain and other conditions of the nervous system that have baffled the scientific world for decades.<p>Neurons are the most basic unit of the communication system that runs through our body. They carry signals for almost every …

A New Mechanism for Epilepsy Discovered

<b>In epilepsy, nerve cells or neurons lose their usual rhythm, and ion channels, which have a decisive influence on their excitability, are involved. A</b> …

Treating epilepsy and brain traumas by neurotransmitters

Roustem Khazipov, Head of the group of researchers from Kazan Federal University and Aix-Marseille University, "Brain activity is based on both …

New Ray of Light for Epilepsy Research

<b>Professor Richard Baines and Dr Carlo Giachello used a genetically-altered fruit fly to show that when nervous system activity is suppressed by</b> …

Why we vaccinate – pertussis and epilepsy are linked

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.There is really only one reason to vaccinate – protecting everyone, especially …

26 Truths People With Epilepsy Wish Others Understood

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the body’s nervous system; it’s also known as a seizure disorder. An estimated 65 million people in …

Computer Chip Detects Brain Waves That Could Predict Seizures

Warning epileptic patients before they have a seizure<p>Many people with epilepsy can recognize the signs when they’re about to have a seizure. But predicting a seizure long before it happens, giving the person enough time to get to a safe place, is still very difficult. Scientists know that seizures …

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Natural Approaches For Treating Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a term used to encompass various types of seizure disorders, which are believed to be caused by abnormal electrical signals in the brain. …

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Study: Marijuana-derived drug reduces epileptic seizures

A new study involving 11 epilepsy centers across the United States shows that a drug made from a medical marijuana derivative can reduce seizures in …

Researchers identify new genetic cause of epilepsy

A research team led by scientists at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has used whole genome sequencing to identify a new genetic …

Link Between Temporal Lobe Epilepsy & Mysticism

Mystics throughout history have claimed to experience visions and trance-like states they say come directly from God. There's now speculation that …

Over-65s are most at risk of developing epilepsy

One in four newly-diagnosed epileptics are over 60, but pre-existing illnesses and living alone can prevent an accurate diagnosis. We find out what to do in the event of a first-time seizure<p>Every four minutes in the UK, a person is diagnosed with epilepsy. Contrary to common belief, the …

Epilepsy Sufferers Refuse to be Excluded in Dance Culture

Alan Green and Chelsea Leyland's stories highlight the need for awareness.<p>On September 19, 2015, the world lost a dance music legend. Alan Green—the man behind masterfully crafted, groundbreaking, and instantaneously viral stage productions, including David Guetta's historical show atop the Great …

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Largest Study Ever on Cannabis and Epilepsy Finds it Can Help Treat the Condition

A bottle of cannabis tincture.<p>The largest study ever conducted on cannabis and epilepsy was presented this week at the <i>American Epilepsy Society’s</i> …

Severe epilepsy no barrier for dedicated showjumper

Young showjumper Toby Bevins has impressed the jumping community with his determination to continue his love of competing. This is despite suffering</b> …

Seizure First Aid Training Video

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NIH initiates ”Centers Without Walls” to study sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

Center for SUDEP Research: Autonomic and Imaging Biomarkers of SUDEP<br>Principal Investigator: Samden Lhatoo, M.D.; Case Western Reserve University, …