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Tahoe endurance runner racing for epilepsy awareness in daughter's honor

Sierra Sun - ‎14 hours ago‎
Most of the time, there are no outward signs of Sage Clark's epilepsy. But then, sometimes her eyes start to flutter as electrical impulses in her brain initiate a series of what are known as absence seizures, which lead to a brief, sometimes unnoticed ...

Genetics of Lafora progressive myoclonic epilepsy: current perspectives

Dove Medical Press - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Abstract: Lafora disease (LD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in either laforin glycogen phosphatase gene (EPM2A) or malin E3 ubiquitin ligase gene (NHLRC1).
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Aurobindo Pharma shares surge on USFDA approval for epilepsy drug

Financial Express - ‎20 hours ago‎
Aurobindo Pharma shares advanced over 4 per cent on Tuesday after the pharma company announced that it has received US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) approval for its epilepsy prevention drug Lacosamide. The approved product has an ...

Cannabidiol in pediatric epilepsy

Lift - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The two age groups most affected by epilepsy are the elderly and children under five. Last time we focused on the former, finding a paucity of clinical evidence supporting the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in the treatment of adult epilepsy. Now we turn to ...

Frustrating Epilepsy Case? Here Are Your Options

University of Utah Health Care - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
While medications are effective for many children with epilepsy, other kids are drug-resistant. After two failed medications, it may be time to look at other options, such as surgery, to prevent further damage caused by seizures.

Running in the rain for epilepsy

OurQuadCities - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Many at the event didn't mind a little water at the QC Epilepsy Foundation's Purple Dash because they've endured much worse.

Families, doctors, advocates urgently seeking answers in epilepsy deaths

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy over the course of a lifetime. In advance of the June 23-26 Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy (PAME) Conference, epilepsy experts and people who face seizures are sounding the alarm on ...

Brain signals between seizures may explain memory problems in patients with epilepsy

Science Daily - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
"Our study sheds the first light on the mechanisms by which epilepsy hijacks a normal brain process, disrupting the signals needed to form memories," says study lead author and NYU Langone pediatric neurologist Jennifer Gelinas, MD, PhD.

Food As Medicine: 5 Dietary Changes That Treat Diseases, Including Epilepsy And High Blood Pressure

Medical Daily - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
In the 1920s, a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine recruited hundreds of children to undergo a radical diet overhaul called the ketogenic diet.
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Prince: Did History Of Epilepsy Cause Complications With Flu That Caused Death?

Hollywood Life - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
We're all still reeling from Prince's death at just 57-years-old, but did his epilepsy play a role in his recent sickness?

Could Prince's Epilepsy Have Contributed To His Creativity? How The Seizure Disorder Can Affect Artists

Medical Daily - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
In 2009, he told PBS that he suffered from epilepsy as a child and has experienced hip problems throughout his career. Prince's popularity was anchored in his unique style, catchy hits, and flashy persona, but could these qualities have been influenced ...

Disrupted memory pathways uncovered in epilepsy patients - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A study in rats, backed up by results in patients, has revealed how interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) may lead to memory impairments in patients with epilepsy. "Long-term memory requires a prolonged consolidation period, which is thought to be ...

Fourth annual walk for epilepsy held at Springfield's Forest Park - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - An Inspiration on Saturday for the many young people afflicted with epilepsy here in Western Massachusetts.

Epilepsy sufferer shows Jeremy Hunt why NHS should be cherished despite facing 18-month wait for appointment - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
A former trainee doctor who suffers with severe epilepsy has praised the NHS amid the junior doctors walkout - despite having to wait 18 MONTHS for an appointment.

Inaugural Walk For Epilepsy NEPA Held In Moosic

PA home page - ‎May 1, 2016‎
(WBRE/WYOU) LACKAWANNA COUNTY- Eyewitness News was represented at a fundraising walk in Lackawanna County. PA Live host and meteorologist Dave Kuharkchik served as honorary chairperson for the Inaugural Walk For Epilepsy NEPA at PNC ...

Neurologist to Co-lead Epilepsy Workshop

UCR Today (press release) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Claudia Muñoz, MD, MPH, an assistant clinical professor of neurology in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, will be a key participant in a workshop on epilepsy that will take place on Friday, April 29, at the Hyatt Place ...

Local trial may test cannabidiol for kids with epilepsy - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A big development in the treatment of epilepsy in children is about to get underway on Grand Rapids' Medical Mile.

Boy suffering from epilepsy scores touchdown for Wichita Force

KAKE - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
WICHITA -- A Wichita boy suffering from epilepsy had a night he'll never forget with the Wichita Force. First grader Jaxon Landrum has faced more struggles than most while suffering from epileptic seizures, but on Saturday night he was worry free. In a ...

Clinical trials of cannabis used to treat epilepsy shows promising results - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
SALT LAKE CITY - Could a pharmaceutical grade cannabis help treat young women with severe epilepsy? That's what researchers at the University of Utah and Primary Children's Hospital have been looking into the past two years.

Cork-based epilepsy outreach service honoured

Irish Examiner - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The service was established just two years ago with the aim of providing a high-quality specialist epilepsy care service to people with an intellectual disability and living in residential care.