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Newswise: Hold the phone: Smartphone video makes it easier to diagnose epilepsy and psychogenic seizures
Released: 4-Mar-2020 1:40 PM EST
Hold the phone: Smartphone video makes it easier to diagnose epilepsy and psychogenic seizures
International League Against Epilepsy

What if there was a tool to help with faster, more accurate diagnosis of both psychogenic seizures and epilepsy? And what if this tool was simpler and less expensive than video EEG, and available almost everywhere?

24-Feb-2020 10:35 AM EST
Study Finds Artisanal CBD Not as Effective as Pharmaceutical CBD for Reducing Seizures
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Children and teens with epilepsy who were treated with pharmaceutical cannabidiol (CBD) had much better seizure control than those who were treated with artisanal CBD, according to a preliminary study to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, April 25 to May 1, 2020.

Newswise: Reducing the epilepsy treatment gap in Pakistan: Start small, stay flexible, never give up
Released: 17-Feb-2020 11:55 AM EST
Reducing the epilepsy treatment gap in Pakistan: Start small, stay flexible, never give up
International League Against Epilepsy

In retrospect, Pakistan's effort to reduce the treatment gap can appear painstakingly planned, like the blueprints for a shopping complex or a neighborhood. But the secret of the country's success is not rooted in elaborate planning. Nor did it rely on generous funding or government support.

Newswise: Epilepsy education at Disneyland: Spreading awareness, changing lives
Released: 6-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
Epilepsy education at Disneyland: Spreading awareness, changing lives
International League Against Epilepsy

At Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland, thousands of families and physicians mix epilepsy education, information, and advocacy with enjoying a day at "the happiest place on earth."

Newswise: Should People with Epilepsy Ever Stop Taking Medication?
Released: 3-Feb-2020 8:05 AM EST
Should People with Epilepsy Ever Stop Taking Medication?
International League Against Epilepsy

Medication controls seizures in many people with epilepsy. The drugs are not a cure, but seizures don't always last a lifetime. After years without seizures, is it safe for some people to gradually come off their medications?

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Launches Grant Program to Help Deliver Breakthroughs in Treatment of Major Diseases and Conditions
Released: 28-Jan-2020 10:05 AM EST
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Launches Grant Program to Help Deliver Breakthroughs in Treatment of Major Diseases and Conditions
Hackensack Meridian Health

The six projects selected will be seeded with more than $100,000 in total to help the scientists generate preliminary investigative results to prepare applications for competitive federal and foundation awards.

Newswise: Epilepsy Study Shows Link Between Brain Activity and Memory
Released: 6-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
Epilepsy Study Shows Link Between Brain Activity and Memory
Cedars-Sinai

A new study reveals how memory and abnormal brain activity are linked in patients with epilepsy who often report problems with memory. The data show that abnormal electrical pulses from specific brain cells in these patients are associated with a temporary kind of memory disruption called transient cognitive impairment.

Newswise: Extra benefit from epilepsy neurostimulators — reducing comorbid neuropsychiatric symptoms
Released: 2-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
Extra benefit from epilepsy neurostimulators — reducing comorbid neuropsychiatric symptoms
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers report cases of five epilepsy patients who found better treatments for deleterious neuropsychiatric symptoms like anxiety and depression using data collected — while the patients were at home — from implanted neurostimulators placed in their brains to control their epileptic seizures.

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Released: 5-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
Patient diaries reveal propensity for epileptic seizures
Rice University

A researcher at Rice University's Brown School of Engineering and an alumna of her lab have the first validation of their program to assess the risk of seizures in patients with epilepsy.


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