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Epilepsy and Migraines

By Phylis Johnson — From epilepsytalk.com

— This article has some good information on the relationship between Epilepsy and Migraines.

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over 6 years
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New pill developed to suppress epilepsy seizures

From medicalnewstoday.com

Within a decade, people with drug-resistant epilepsy may be able to take a pill to suppress seizures as required, in a similar way to how we take painkillers to relieve a headache. Around 50 million people have epilepsy worldwide. Of these, about 70% respond positively to anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).

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about 4 years
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Curing epilepsy through surgery | KSL.com

From ksl.com

Fear of seizing can be disabling, and epilepsy can lead to unemployment, depression, anxiety, and paranoia, Barkan said. While 70 to 75 percent of epilepsy patients' seizures are controlled by medications, the remaining 25 to 30 percent is a large group. Surgery was once viewed as a last resort for…

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over 3 years
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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 3 years
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7 Ways to Make Your Home Safe for Epilepsy

From everydayhealth.com

Making dinner, changing light bulbs, and mowing the lawn are common household tasks, but for a person with epilepsy, they all have the potential to be dangerous activities. People with certain types of seizures are more prone to household accidents than others, says Maria A. Guina, MD, a neurologist with…

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over 3 years

Seizures late in life may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease

From sciencedaily.com

Patients with epilepsy who had amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) or Alzheimer disease (AD) presented earlier with cognitive decline than patients who did not have epilepsy, according to a report published by JAMA Neurology, a JAMA Network publication.

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about 4 years
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Bill Allowing Cannabis Oil to Treat Epilepsy Now S.C. Law

From wltx.com

Since the oil has been illegal it's not immediately available in the state. Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill allowing people in South Carolina with severe epilepsy to use CBD oil, which comes from the marijuana plant, as a treatment option. The oil must be prescribed by…

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about 4 years
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A Crowd Of Scientists Finds A Better Way To Predict Seizures

From npr.org

An online contest for data scientists has produced a great leap forward in efforts to predict when someone with epilepsy is going to have a seizure. The winning team used data on electrical activity in the brain to develop an algorithm that predicted seizures 82 percent of the time.

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over 3 years
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A Smart Watch To Manage Epileptic Seizures

From forbes.com

A spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) called Empatica, has created a wearable device that monitors epileptic seizures. According to the value of the global mHealth market for 2015 is forecasted to be at around 14.5 billion U.S. dollars. In fact, 247 million people in the US have…

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over 3 years
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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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over 3 years