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Latest epileptic seizure Stories

2013-10-28 23:23:16

Mayim Bialik, Darren Criss, Josh Duhamel, Josh Hutcherson, Carrie Ann Inaba and Other Celebrities Show Their Shoes to Show Support in End Epilepsy Social Media Campaign Los Angeles (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is rallying the community to put their heels, walking shoes and flip flops on display in a social media campaign supporting the Walk to End Epilepsy on November 17th at the Rose Bowl. Already, hundreds have taken part in sharing photos of...

2013-10-24 08:31:50

TEANECK, N.J., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anita Kaufmann Foundation (AKF) (http://akfus.org/) is continuing its sponsorship of the Annual Epilepsy Awareness Football Game for the second year. The purpose of the game is to promote public awareness about epilepsy and seizure first aid because 1 out of 10 people will have a seizure. The game will be held at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 26(th), 2013, where the Minnesota Golden Gophers...

2013-10-03 11:08:40

Surgery for Older Patients Previously Thought Too Risky A recently published study by researchers from Spectrum Health and Henry Ford Hospital suggests that surgery may be an effective treatment for epilepsy in older patients, a finding that runs counter to conventional treatment methods. "Traditionally, there has been a tendency to exclude older patients from surgery for fear of increased risk of medical or surgical complications," said Spectrum Health Medical Group neurosurgeon Sanjay...

2013-09-18 08:30:03

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. (Sunovion) today announced that Health Canada has accepted for review the company's New Drug Submission (NDS) for eslicarbazepine acetate for use as a once-daily adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients 18 years of age and older with epilepsy. The efficacy and safety of eslicarbazepine acetate as an adjunctive or monotherapy treatment for partial-onset seizures in adults...

2013-09-05 11:33:40

New research suggests that men who exercise vigorously as young adults may reduce their risk of developing epilepsy later in life. The study is published in the September 4, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Epilepsy is a brain disease that causes repeated seizures over time. "There are a host of ways exercise has been shown to benefit the brain and reduce the risk of brain diseases," said study author Elinor Ben-Menachem, PhD, MD,...

2013-09-04 08:32:16

People with epilepsy could be helped by new research into the way a key molecule controls brain activity during a seizure. Researchers have identified the role played by of a protein – called BDNF – and say the discovery could lead to new drugs that calm the symptoms of epileptic seizures. Scientists analysed the way cells communicate when the brain is most active – such as in epileptic seizures – when electrical signalling by the brain's neurons is increased. They found that...

Researchers Use Zebrafish To Reel In New Epilepsy Treatment
2013-09-03 15:36:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The phrase ‘thinking outside the box’ has become so common these days, it’s almost thought of as an oxymoronic cliché. However, a group of University of California, San Francisco researchers, doing just that, may have stumbled onto a new drug to treat a certain form of childhood epilepsy. Although previous studies have found antihistamines can make seizures worse, the UCSF researchers found that the antihistamine clemizole can...

2013-08-20 20:21:20

DEA Delays Threaten to Hurt People Living with Seizures WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation calls on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to revise its process for reviewing new treatments. The current method dampens innovation and lacks transparency for both consumers and industry. Currently when a new treatment with abuse potential is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the sponsors may not commercially market the drug...

2013-08-13 23:17:12

Partnership Offers New Channel to Donate and Continue to Do Good for People with Epilepsy in our Region Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles today announced a partnership with Savers, Inc. — the national thrift store chain with more than 320 locations across North America — to support its helpline, educational programs, supportive services and advocacy work for people living with epilepsy in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San...

2013-08-09 23:00:58

Patient – and his mother – thank the doctors who monitored him for more than 25 years. Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 Three months to the day after being admitted to North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) for treatment of brain seizures, a 30-year-old Armenian man had the opportunity Thursday to thank the two local surgeons who changed his life. “I am so grateful to you all,” Gagik Hovhannisyan of Yerevan, Armenia, said via an interpreter during a press conference held at...