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Epilepsy News Articles (10 results)

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Becomes More Effective Over Time in Controlling Epileptic Seizures

By Thomas S. May — From docguide.com

— Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) effectively reduces seizure frequency in some patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, but VNS treatment may have to be applied for several years before any effect can be seen, researchers said here on June 29 at the 9th European Congress on Epileptology (ECE).

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almost 8 years

The Mozart effect

By J S Jenkins, MD FRCP — From nih.gov

— In 1993 Rauscher et al.1 made the surprising claim that, after listening to Mozart's sonata for two pianos (K448) for 10 minutes, normal subjects showed significantly better spatial reasoning skills than after periods of listening to relaxation instructions designed to lower blood pressure…

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over 7 years

Trades Piece of Her Brain for End to Seizures

By ROXANNA SHERWOOD, ABC News — From go.com

— Holes drilled in her head, wires inserted into her brain, the single mother got the good news: the abnormalities in certain areas of her brain had been pinpointed and, if surgically removed, might end her increasingly frequent seizures.
But there were enormous risks -…

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over 7 years

Use of aromatherapy (with or without hypnosis) in the treatment of intractable epilepsy

By TIM BETTS — From elsevierhealth.com

— We have been trying the effect of aromatherapy (with or without hypnosis) in patients with intractable epilepsy who ask for it. This is a report of the first 100 patients to try the treatment, followed up for at least two years after the treatment ended. It…

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over 6 years

Parents fighting epilepsy to the letter

By CAROL SLEZAK — From suntimes.com

— People don't write as many letters as they once did, but that doesn't mean they won't put pen to paper for a good cause. And as far as the Danny Did Foundation is concerned, there's no better cause than getting more government funding to combat epilepsy.

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almost 8 years

Herbal medicines and epilepsy: the potential for benefit and adverse effects

By Marcello Spinella, Ph.D. — From epilepsy.com

— There is widespread and increasing interest in complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), including herbal medicines (1). National surveys suggest that 42% of Americans surveyed have recently used at least one such form of therapy. People also tend to use CAM for chronic conditions that do…

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over 7 years

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

By epilepsy.com — From epilepsy.com

— Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is designed to prevent seizures by sending regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve. These pulses are supplied by a device something like a pacemaker.
The VNS device is sometimes referred to as a "pacemaker for the brain."…

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over 7 years

New Device Reduces Seizures, No Surgery Required

By Jon Hamilton — From npr.org

— A experimental device that delivers electrical pulses to the forehead can help control epileptic seizures, say scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles.
The device works by stimulating the trigeminal nerve, which runs just beneath the skin covering the eyebrows. Electrical signals follow that nerve to…

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almost 7 years

Chicago Sky Partners with CURE to Raise Funds in Epilepsy Research

By Chicago Sky — From sportspagemagazine.com

— The Chicago Sky and CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) announced today that they will work together to accelerate the search for a cure for epilepsy.
The Sky and CURE will work to raise awareness and funds for CURE when Sky WNBA All-Star Center and CUR…

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almost 8 years

Anti-Epileptic Drug Exposure During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Major Congenital Malformations

By Thomas S. May — From docguide.com

— Two major studies presented here on June 28 during a platform session on drug therapy at the 9th European Congress on Epileptology (ECE) have found that several anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are associated with major congenital malformations (MCMs) in the offspring of women taking AEDs during…

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almost 8 years