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Epilepsy News Articles (10 results)

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Can epilepsy now be controlled with diet?

From nj.com

Eight-year-old Madeline Mon of Chatham experienced her first seizure shortly after she turned six; a second one would follow two weeks later. After receiving an official diagnosis of epilepsy and being prescribed medication, however, her condition continued to worsen. "Madeline had four tonic-clonic convulsive seizures 1-2 weeks apart followed by…

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6 days
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6 things that can trigger a seizure even if you don't have epilepsy

From foxnews.com

Harrison Ford has played a hero in the movies, but in real life, he gives that distinction to his 26-year-old daughter, Georgia. Last month, the actor revealed that Georgia has epilepsy, and that it took years for her to get the proper treatment. "I admire her perseverance, her talent, her…

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1 month
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Sudden death in epilepsy: Researchers finger possible cause

From sciencemag.org

Sudden death, a mysterious and devastating outcome of epilepsy, could result from a brain stem shutdown following a seizure, researchers report today in Science Translational Medicine. Although the idea is still preliminary, it's engendering hope that neurologists are one step closer to intervening before death strikes.

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1 year
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Can Even Well-Controlled Epilepsy Affect Life Outcomes?

From goodtherapy.org

Controlling the symptoms of epilepsy improves life outcomes, but young adults diagnosed with epilepsy during childhood may face educational, legal, and social difficulties, even when their seizures are controlled well, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Epilepsy, which causes seizures, is the fourth most common neurological issue, affecting between…

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1 month
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Music And Epilepsy, Part 1 - Music As a Trigger

From brainblogger.com

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition affecting around 1% of the world's population. It is characterized by the recurrent occurrence of seizures, which are disturbances of the electrical activity in the brain. The type and frequency of seizures vary widely and affect different people in different ways.

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8 months
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Epilepsy 101: Living With Seizures - US News

From usnews.com

Epilepsy causes vary from person to person, and sometimes doctors say its origin can be a mystery. Sara Eve Fermin, a 33-year-old poet from Union City, New Jersey, remembers the first time she had a seizure. She was shopping at Gap when she suddenly felt her legs buckle.

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over 1 year

Partial Seizures

By Robert S. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D. — From stanford.edu

— Partial seizures, which involve an electrical discharge in a limited area of the brain, come in a variety of forms. Let's look at some common types. A partial seizure begins with an electrical discharge in one limited area of the brain. How a…

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over 5 years