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Epilepsy group urges change after fatal crash driver who had seizure jailed

ABC Online - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
EAWA executive officer Suresh Rajan told 720 ABC Perth it was wrong for people with medical conditions such as epilepsy to be able to decide for themselves if they were capable of driving.
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New compound may prevent development of epilepsy: study

The Indian Express - ‎8 hours ago‎
New compound may prevent development of epilepsy: study. In epilepsy, the normal pattern of neuronal activity becomes disturbed, causing strange sensations, emotions, and behaviour or sometimes convulsions, muscle spasms, and loss of consciousness, ...

Epilepsy spotted by 'Neuronaute suit' that tunes into the brain and can be worn at home

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
The tricky process of diagnosing epilepsy could be made easier thanks to an electronic 'smart suit' that can be worn at home or under everyday clothes and constantly monitors the body's vital signs.

Epilepsy Patients at Greater Risk for Suicide

PsychCentral.com (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
The annual suicide mortality rate among people with epilepsy is 22 percent higher than in the general population, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

New compound may help prevent epilepsy

Economic Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
New compound may help prevent epilepsy. IANS|. Jul 24, 2016, 12.53 PM IST. Epilepsy is a disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures.

Epilepsy 'Holy Grail' drug could be consumed in a sports drink to prevent seizures, say researchers

ABC Online - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
"Which include epilepsy, which we're particularly interested in, but also problems with thinking, emotional problems.
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Novel compounds arrested epilepsy development in mice

Science Daily - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
In this study in an experimental model of epilepsy in mice, the compounds prevented seizures and their damaging effects on dendritic spines, specialized structures that allow brain cells to communicate.

Us suicide rate for people with Epilepsy exceeds levels in general population Columbia University's Mailman School ...

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control studied the prevalence of suicide among people with epilepsy compared to the population overall and estimated that the annual suicide mortality ...

Epilepsy in family members raises risk of autism

Spectrum - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
About one in three people with autism also have epilepsy. A study of 690,000 people in Sweden quantifies the risk in the opposite direction.

Specially Trained Dogs Paired With Epilepsy Patients

CBS Local - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
GREENTREE (KDKA) - Three Pennsylvania residents with epilepsy received specially trained dogs Saturday thanks to a local foundation.

Research discovers new compound to fight epilepsy

TheHealthSite - ‎13 hours ago‎
“In the study, preservation of dendritic spines and subsequent protection from seizures, were observed up to 100 days post-treatment, suggesting the process of epilepsy development has been arrested,” said professor Nicolas Bazan. These compounds were ...

How Epilepsy Is Linked To Autism: Solving The Complex Problem

Parent Herald - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Around 1.8% of adults aged 18 years or older have epilepsy or seizure disorder in America, according to CDC statistics. Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain and the seizures caused are not manifesting through temporary underlying medical condition like ...

Is This Where God Lives in the Brain?

Big Think (blog) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Researchers from Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem examined a 45-year-old male epilepsy patient back in May. The patient has temporal lobe epilepsy, a type of epilepsy with seizures involving intense “feelings, emotions, thoughts, and ...
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National News Possible epilepsy breakthrough

Ten Eyewitness News - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
National News Possible epilepsy breakthrough. National News Possible epilepsy breakthrough. You're watching National News Possible epilepsy breakthrough Melbourne researchers believe they may have found the key to preventing epilepsy in people ...

Health Column: They refuse to be defined by epilepsy

Suffolk Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Epilepsy is what you have, not what you are,” reads a flier advertising monthly meetings of a Riverhead support group for people with the neurological condition.

Ajman Police to ensure epilepsy sufferers cannot drive

The National - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
A 22-year-old Emirati driver suffered an epileptic fit at the wheel of his pick-up on Sunday night and ploughed into a McDonald's restaurant at an EPPCO station, killing a 45-year-old Asian woman and a nine-year-old Arab boy called Mustafa, injuring ...

Kasturba Hospital hosts comprehensive programme for treatment of epilepsy

The Hindu - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Kasturba Hospital, have come up with a comprehensive programme for treatment of epilepsy here. Addressing presspersons on Wednesday, Sankar Prasad Gorti, Head of the Department of Neurology, and ...

Epilepsy treated with rare procedure at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal

Times of India - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
That was when she was brought to Kasturba Hospital Manipal. After a detailed evaluation by Dr Jayakrishnan - Consultant Neurologist, Kasturba Hospital Manipal - which included MRI, video EEG and neuro-psychological tests, it was found that her epilepsy ...

Simpson County girl seeks service dog for epilepsy

Bowling Green Daily News - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
A photo of Abigail Broadway, 9, of Franklin that is on the dog treat booth Saturday, July 16, 2016, where she sells at the Franklin Simpson Farmers Market.

Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Study Finds

WebMD - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer from epilepsy or fever-related seizures may face a higher risk of also having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new Danish research suggests.
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