Latest Epilepsy and driving Stories

2012-05-17 12:26:10

Room sharing and co-sleeping decrease sleep quality, prevent restful sleep Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston have determined that pediatric epilepsy significantly impacts sleep patterns for the child and parents. According to the study available in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), sharing a room or co-sleeping with their child with epilepsy decreases the sleep quality and...

2012-05-10 05:26:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) —They say first impressions are lasting impressions--and for people with epilepsy the way they respond to their first drug treatment could tell doctors a lot about the likelihood of future seizures. "Our research shows a pattern based on how a person responds to initial treatment and specifically, to their first two courses of drug treatment," study author Patrick Kwan, M.D., Ph.D., with the University of Melbourne in Australia was quoted as saying. For the...

2012-03-30 23:02:09

Long-awaited Institute of Medicine Committee Report will address the broader spectrum of issues affecting those living with epilepsy Los Angeles, CA and Washington D.C. (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 The Institute of Medicine Committee on The Public Health Dimension of the Epilepsies recently completed a 20-month long study and will be releasing its results in a report entitled “Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding.” The Committee will travel to Washington...

2012-03-30 10:32:01

An estimated 2.2 million people in the United States live with epilepsy, a complex brain disorder characterized by sudden and often unpredictable seizures. The highest rate of onset occurs in children and older adults, and it affects people of all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds, yet this common disorder is widely misunderstood. Epilepsy refers to a spectrum of disorders with seizures that vary in type, cause, severity, and frequency. Many people do not know the causes of epilepsy...

Researchers Find Link Between Schizophrenia And Epilepsy
2011-09-19 13:57:00

  A new study has found that people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia are six times more likely to develop epilepsy. Researchers in Taiwan followed 16,000 patients with epilepsy and schizophrenia between 1999 and 2008. The team identified 5,195 patients with schizophrenia and 11,527 patients with epilepsy who were all diagnosed during the nine year period. The findings show that incidence of epilepsy was 6.99 per 1,000 person-years in the schizophrenia patient group,...

2011-03-01 18:15:00

Ashley Irven to Visit Washington, D.C. and Meet with Lawmakers WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashley Irven, 12, of Jacksonville, Fla., will travel to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about epilepsy and how it affects the life of a child who experiences seizures. Irven will participate in the Epilepsy Foundation's annual Kids Speak Up! event from March 27 through March 29, and become a part of the democratic process to make a difference for the nearly 3 million...

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