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2013-11-19 12:59:00

Patients with the most common form of focal epilepsy have widespread, abnormal connections in their brains that could provide clues toward diagnosis and treatment, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Temporal lobe epilepsy is characterized by seizures emanating from the temporal lobes, which sit on each side of the brain just above the ear. Previously, experts believed that the condition was related to isolated injuries of structures within the temporal...

2013-11-12 23:02:26

Thousands Participate in Rose Bowl Event to Support the Fight to End Epilepsy Los Angeles (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles celebrates National Epilepsy Awareness Month by hosting the Walk to End Epilepsy on Sunday, November 17th at the Rose Bowl. The Walk is expected to draw nearly 3,000 walkers, raise funds for the fight against epilepsy and honor the 160,000 families in the region who live with seizures. “The Walk to End Epilepsy is an...

2013-11-08 23:21:39

Patrick Shannon won’t allow a medical condition to keep him from long-distance hiking. Though he experiences epileptic tonic-clonic seizures, Shannon and his wife Sue will raise funds for non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports through a 3,000-kilometer hike on New Zealand's Te Araroa Trail. Frenchtown, New Jersey (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Patrick Shannon won’t allow a medical condition to keep him from long-distance hiking. Though he experiences epileptic tonic-clonic seizures, Shannon...

2013-11-07 23:22:02

Hundley Supports Sister Paris and Her Battle with Epilepsy By Teaming Up to Raise Funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles Los Angeles (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 UCLA starting quarterback Brett Hundley calls on fans to join Team Hundley and the Walk to End Epilepsy at the Rose Bowl on November 17th. The all-star QB is mounting his own fundraising and awareness campaign with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, an organization that supports the 160,000 families...

2013-11-07 15:37:01

A recent prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial reports that calcium and vitamin D supplementation improves bone density in a group of male veterans with epilepsy who were treated chronically with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). The results published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggest that risedronate, a bisphosphonate, may help to prevent new vertebral fractures when taken with calcium and vitamin D supplementation. Many...

2013-11-07 14:02:12

A device that could predict when a person with epilepsy might next have a seizure is one step closer to reality thanks to the development of software by researchers in the USA. Details are to be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics. Seizure prediction is an important medical aim for the many people who suffer from epilepsy and related neurological disorders. Medication is available for controlling seizures but a way to determine in...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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