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Epilepsy News Articles (10 results)

Study determines epilepsy prevalence

By Deborah Condon — From irishhealth.com

— Every GP in the country has an average of 13 patients with epilepsy on their books, while every consultant neurologist nationwide sees an average of 17 patients with epilepsy every single week, a major new study has shown.
The Prevalence of Epilepsy in Ireland study was commissioned…

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over 8 years

Epilepsy and Older Adults

By Diana Rodriguez — From everydayhealth.com

— It's common for older adults in their seventies and eighties, and even in their sixties, to feel confused, forgetful, or like they lost a couple of minutes and can't remember what happened. But that's not a normal part of aging. Often, it can be a sign…

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about 8 years

Depression increases risk of epilepsy

By Petrina Berry — From com.au

— People suffering from long-term depression are at a higher risk of developing epilepsy, a conference has heard.
International studies have found links between depression and epilepsy, Professor Andres Kanner from Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago has told an inaugural epilepsy symposium in Brisbane on Wednesday.

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about 8 years

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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almost 8 years

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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almost 4 years

Epilepsy Risk Higher in Soldiers with Brain Injuries

By Deborah Mitchell — From emaxhealth.com

— The high numbers of soldiers who have suffered traumatic brain injuries associated with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan face an array of health challenges, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues. Now a new study highlights another finding: that these soldiers…

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over 8 years

Behavioral aspects of frontal lobe epilepsy

By Christoph Helmstaedter, Ph.D. — From epilepsy.com

— To date, neurobiologists interested in behavior and epilepsy have focused primarily on temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE), in particular, mostly because TLE accounts for the majority of patients with focal epilepsies seen at epilepsy referral centers. For example, in the…

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about 8 years

Cerebral Malaria Linked to Epilepsy, Behavior Disorders

By ScienceDaily.com — From sciencedaily.com

— Almost a third of cerebral malaria survivors developed epilepsy or other behavioral disorders in the most comprehensive study to date of the disease in African children, solidifying the link between malaria and neuropsychiatric disorders that affect hundreds of thousands of children.

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almost 8 years

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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over 3 years