Latest Seizure Stories

2011-12-01 15:00:00

Internationally renowned Tenor Plácido Domingo Invites a Group of Adults with Epilepsy to a Special Backstage Treat and Makes a Surprise Gift to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 01, 2011 A group of young adults with epilepsy were invited by the L.A. Opera Company to see Roméo et Juliette, an opera by Charles Gounod, on Sunday, November 20, 2011. The opera outing was organized and escorted by staff and volunteers of the Epilepsy...

2011-11-10 18:30:46

Offers Guidance on Risk Factors, Possible Causes and Interventions to Help Prevent Sudden, Unexpected Death in Epilepsy Over time, epileptic seizures can lead to major health issues, including significant cognitive decline and even death, warns Orrin Devinsky, MD, professor, Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgeryand Psychiatryat NYU Langone Medical Center.  In a review article in the November 10, 2011 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Devinsky addresses the magnitude of...

2011-11-08 15:09:47

Brain stimulation, already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, has now been shown to offer significant relief to patients with intractable seizures for whom drugs and other treatments have not worked. This is the major finding of a first-of-its-kind study of responsive electric brain stimulation in adults with "medically refractory," or hard to treat, epilepsy. The NeuroPace Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS)...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'