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Creating a Seizure Action Plan: Why It Matters - If you or a loved one are managing epilepsy, a seizure action plan can help ensure caregivers and emergency medical responders can offer appropriate care.

Epilepsy Seizures: 3 Summer Safety Tips to Share With Your Patients - Patients with epilepsy should keep cool and take necessary precautions to avoid an increased risk of seizures in the summer.

Big data helps assess seizure burden, improve outcomes in pediatric epilepsy patients - Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have demonstrated how to use standardized reporting of clinical data for seizures caused by a variety of neurological disorders, providing ...

How a Smartphone Can Help You Cope With Epilepsy - Epilepsy looks different depending on the person, but here are some strategies for managing symptoms and staying safe.

Emmerdale spoilers: Liv Flaherty suffers life-threatening injuries after another seizure? - EMMERDALE'S Liv Flaherty's health will take another terrible turn when she suffers her second seizure in two days in upcoming scenes.

Kids with Epilepsy Might Suffer Visuospatial Deficit, Claims Study - Visuospatial perception and visuospatial memory are two fundamental abilities for the correct human cognitive functioning, and allow each individual to adequately interact with the external ...

A drug from resin to combat epileptic seizures - New molecules, developed by researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have promising properties as possible drugs against epilepsy. A study published in the journal Epilepsia shows that several of ...

New resin acid molecules have promising properties as potential drugs against epilepsy - New molecules, developed by researchers at Linköping University, have promising properties as possible drugs against epilepsy.

Own Your Own Universe helps bring people together, all starting with founder's epilepsy - After having her first seizure in the early 2000, Terri Hendrix started the OYOU to bring people together and share their stories.

Ayrshire man who has epilepsy highlights COVID-19 impact on those living with the condition - A man with epilepsy is speaking out about the challenges of living with the condition after experiencing 28 seizures during the past year when he normally has one ‘once in a blue moon’. William ...

Neurofeedback News

How At-Home Neurofeedback Can Help You Succeed and Overcome Burnout - One of the most promising approaches--neurofeedback--has historically been reserved for in-clinic usage, but recent developments have made it possible to take advantage of this brain-training ...

Memor Health Now Offering Neurofeedback Therapy to Help ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and More - Memor Health, a compassionate and empowering telehealth and psychotherapy provider, will begin offering neurofeedback therapy in June. Appointments are available for booking. Reno, Nevada, United ...

Global Next-Generation Neurofeedback Devices Market 2021 Industry Outlook, Key Players, Segmentation Analysis, Business Growth and Forecast to 2026 - A research report titled Global Next-Generation Neurofeedback Devices Market 2021 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026, newly published by MarketsandResearch.biz offers ...

Neurosteer: advancing EEG into the 21st century - Neurosteer has developed the first ever remote brain activity monitoring, assessment, and neurofeedback platform that will bring the old electroencephalogram (EEG) into the 21st century.

Join Life Readiness Center for a Free Educational Seminar: Healing Traumatic Brain Injury Using Neurofeedback - Victory for Veterans First Wellness Center has come to life. Attend a free educational seminar, followed by a brain-mapping session and personalized treatment recommendation. In Denver, 6/26, 7/17, or ...

Medical News Today

What to know about brain atrophy - Brain atrophy can refer to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between these cells. In this article, learn about the symptoms of brain atrophy, as well as some causes and treatments.

What causes uncontrolled laughter in epilepsy? - A thorough investigation into an individual's uncontrolled laughter revealed that the cause was seizures resulting from a rare form of epilepsy.

Can the keto diet treat epilepsy? - The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Here, learn how the keto diet could help reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures.

What to know about epilepsy in children - Epilepsy is a condition that causes seizures. It is relatively common in children. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatments here.

The brain finds a way to adapt, even when we remove half - Some people undergo surgery to remove half of the brain to stop seizures. Evidence suggests that this does not significantly alter brain function.

PubMed

Diagnostic added value of interictal magnetic source imaging in presurgical evaluation of persons with epilepsy: A prospective blinded study - CONCLUSION: MSI yields additional useful information which can significantly alter as well as improve the surgical strategy for persons with epilepsy (PWE).

A novel somatic mutation in GNB2 provides new insights to the pathogenesis of Sturge-weber syndrome - Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a neurocutaneous disorder characterised by vascular malformations affecting skin, eyes and leptomeninges of the brain, which can lead to glaucoma, seizures and intellectual disability. The discovery of a disease-causing somatic missense mutation in the GNAQ gene, encoding an alpha chain of heterotrimeric G-proteins, has initiated efforts to understand how G-protei...

Koolen-de Vries Syndrome: Preliminary Observations of Topiramate Efficacy - We describe the case of a baby-girl affected by the Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdVS), with epilepsy. Our patient has microdeletions in the 17q21.31 region (array CGH). Therapy with Levetiracetam showed a relatively lack of efficacy, while adding a low dose of Topiramate in the therapy allowed the complete seizures control. KdVS is a rare syndrome and its epilepsy features and seizures treatment ...

The Utility of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannibinol Therapy in a Multiple Sclerosis Patient with a Neoplastic Brain Lesion - Multiple sclerosis (MS) can sometimes cause uncommon pseudotumoural lesions that produce atypical symptoms, such as motor epileptic seizures which are often pharmacoresistant. In these cases, accurate diagnosis is essential for correct therapy, even if unconventional. We present the case of a brain tumour in a 40-year-old relapsing-remitting MS patient who presented with pharmacoresistant seizu...

Phenotypes of GNAO1 Variants in a Chinese Cohort - This study aimed to analyze the genotypes and phenotypes of GNAO1 variants in a Chinese cohort. Seven male and four female patients with GNAO1 variants were enrolled, including siblings of brothers. Ten different GNAO1 variants (nine missense and one splicing site) were identified, among which six were novel. All the variants were confirmed to be de novo in peripheral blood DNA. Eight (73%, 8/1...

Altered Protein Profiles During Epileptogenesis in the Pilocarpine Mouse Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy - Epilepsy is characterized by recurrent, spontaneous seizures and is a major contributor to the global burden of neurological disease. Although epilepsy can result from a variety of brain insults, in many cases the cause is unknown and, in a significant proportion of cases, seizures cannot be controlled by available treatments. Understanding the molecular alterations that underlie or are trigger...

Science Daily

A drug from resin to combat epileptic seizures - New molecules have promising properties as possible drugs against epilepsy. A study shows that several of the molecules have antiseizure effects.

Study suggests no link between antiseizure drugs used in pregnancy and cognitive problems in babies - New findings suggest there is no difference in cognitive outcomes at age 2 among children of healthy women and children of women with epilepsy who took antiseizure medication during pregnancy.

Artificial neurons recognize biosignals in real time - Researchers have developed a compact, energy-efficient device made from artificial neurons that is capable of decoding brainwaves. The chip uses data recorded from the brainwaves of epilepsy patients to identify which regions of the brain cause epileptic seizures. This opens up new perspectives for treatment.

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