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Epilepsy News Articles (10 results)

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

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).
Veronica…

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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

Living With Epilepsy

By Arthur Schoenstadt, MD — From emedtv.com

— If you have epilepsy, you know that living with the condition can be challenging. For many people with epilepsy, the risk of seizures restricts their independence, in particular the ability to drive. Studies show that significant school and workplace barriers still exist for people…

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over 7 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.
Sure…

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almost 8 years

Teen Reduces Seizure Frequency With EEG Biofeedback Training

By Zoe Langley — From suite101.com

— Neurofeedback is a type of behavior training called operant conditioning. This sophisticated form of brainwave monitoring and feedback trains the brain and nervous system to operate more normally. It's been used to treat epilepsy and other disorders for over thirty years. When Drugs Don't Control Seizures
After…

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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

Epilepsy Treatments

By Arthur Schoenstadt, MD — From emedtv.com

— Accurate diagnosis of the type of epilepsy a person has is crucial in finding an effective epilepsy treatment. There are many different treatment options for epilepsy. Current methods can control seizures at least some of the time in about 80 percent of people with…

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over 7 years

Diet Provides Miracle Cure for Child With Epilepsy

By Cole Mathisen — From kimt.com

— ALBERT LEA, Minn.- Each year, 120,000 children seek medical attention because of a first or newly diagnosed seizure.
Of these children, about 37,000 go on to develop recurring seizures or epilepsy.
Troy and Kristine Irvine's son max experienced his first seizure three years ago.
Epilepsy can…

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over 7 years