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Latest epileptic seizure Stories

2013-11-20 08:26:16

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation is proud to welcome Emmy Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Espinosa, host of CNN Latino's "Sin Limites" and weekend news anchor on KTLA in Los Angeles, as a spokesperson to help raise awareness of epilepsy and seizures in the Latino American community. Ms. Espinosa will take part in a series of public service announcements designed to inform the community about how common epilepsy is and how the Epilepsy...

2013-11-18 08:30:03

Multiple Presentations Highlight Findings from Phase 3 Trial Investigating USL255 for Adjunctive Treatment of Epilepsy in Patients with Refractory Partial-Onset Seizures MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith), today announced that it will present new research from its epilepsy clinical development program for USL255 (extended-release topiramate) during the American Epilepsy Society's (AES) 67(th) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC,...

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...

2013-11-07 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 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...

2013-11-05 08:36:28

Multiple Presentations Highlight Progress of Epilepsy Program MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith), today announced that seven abstracts highlighting results from its Phase 3 (PREVAIL) clinical trial for USL255 (extended-release topiramate) have been accepted for presentation at the American Epilepsy Society's (AES) 67(th) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, December 6-10, 2013. (Logo:...

2013-11-04 08:26:20

Public Safety Service Assists those with Epilepsy, Diabetes and Alzheimer's; Brings Additional Help and Peace-of-Mind to Families FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- November hosts a number of health awareness campaigns, including: National Epilepsy Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month and National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. At the same time, it's National Family Caregivers Month, and each year more and more Americans are caring for loved ones with chronic...

2013-11-01 10:46:34

50 years after valproate was first discovered, research published today in the journal Neurobiology of Disease, reports how the drug works to block seizure progression. Valproate (variously labelled worldwide as Epilim, Depacon, Depakene, Depakote, Orlept, Episenta, Orfiril, and Convulex) is one of the world's most highly prescribed treatments for epilepsy. It was first discovered to be an effective treatment for epilepsy, by accident, in 1963 by a group of French scientists. In...

2013-11-01 08:27:55

Findings Presented at 42nd Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new systematic review found that when compared with intravenous or rectally administered diazepam, intranasal midazolam was equally effective and demonstrated comparable safety for the treatment of acute seizure emergencies in pediatric patients. Findings from the systematic review were presented at the 42(nd) Annual Child Neurology Society meeting in Austin, Texas, October 30...

2013-10-29 23:25:44

Recently released novel from author Lowell Evans introduces bold new approach to epilepsy awareness and education. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Author, Lowell G. Evans, has found a creative method to educate schools and the community on epilepsy awareness through his novel, The Village. Having epilepsy himself, Mr. Evans fashioned the fictional novel around working-class citizen, Kevin Bolden, who was diagnosed with epilepsy. Mr. Bolden, just like the millions people...