Latest Photosensitive epilepsy 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...

2009-08-06 10:11:20

Researchers in Wisconsin have developed and released a software tool that will alert epileptic Web surfers to seizure inducing content. Photosensitive epilepsy is a form of epilepsy in which seizures are triggered by visual stimuli that form patterns in time or space, such as flashing lights, bold, regular patterns, or regular moving patterns. An estimated one in 4,000 people have this condition, which gained much recognition in 1997 after over 800 Japanese children were hospitalized after...

2009-04-20 10:10:22

U.S. medical scientists say they've determined cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce the frequency of non-epileptic seizures. The researchers at Rhode Island Hospital found cognitive behavioral therapy used for patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures also improved their overall quality of life. PNES is a condition marked by seizures resembling epileptic seizures. Unlike epilepsy, however, seizures in patients with PNES are not caused by the same brain cell firing that occurs with...

2008-05-08 00:50:00

On Easter weekend, a hacker who didn't intend to steal visitors' personal information hit the Epilepsy Foundation's Web site. Instead the hacker posted rapidly flashing images on the foundation's Web site, causing many migraines and near-seizure reactions."This was clearly an act of vandalism with the intent to harm people, and we shut the attack down immediately," said Eric R. Hargis, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. "We've established deterrents in the system to prevent similar...

2005-09-19 16:05:00

LANDOVER, MD -- The Epilepsy Foundation today issued new recommendations for families on how to limit the risk of seizures triggered by flashing images and certain patterns on television, videogames, computers and other video screens. The recommendations are based upon guidelines in the UK and Japan and are the first published in the US to be based on an expert review of research on photosensitivity (the susceptibility to visual stimulation). The report by Graham Harding of the Clinical...

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