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The Kilimanjaro Epilepsy Awareness Challenge: One man, one mountain, one message

In much of Africa, epilepsy is believed to be caused by evil spirits or curses. Kenyan Fredrick Beuchi is trying to spread the word that epilepsy is a medical condition that can be treated. His latest project to raise awareness: Climb Africa's...
17-Dec-2020 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Is this your brain on Mozart? Music, seizures, and epilepsy

A recent one-year study found a 35% decrease in seizure frequency in people with epilepsy who listened to an excerpt of Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos. Research in animal models also suggests that music has multiple effects on the brain.
3-Dec-2020 8:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Ketogenic diets in low-resource settings: Experience in Zambia

More than 75 countries now have at least one ketogenic diet center for the treatment of epilepsy, but most centers are located in high-resource countries. How can lower-income countries establish the ketogenic diet, and what considerations are they...
10-Nov-2020 10:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Food for thought: The ketogenic diet as epilepsy treatment

Treating epilepsy with diet is not a new concept, but it's gained popularity and credibility in the past 25 years.
10-Nov-2020 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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¿La pandemia dará un impulso permanente a la telemedicina para la epilepsia?

La telemedicina para el cuidado de la epilepsia es más popular que nunca. Tiene muchas ventajas, pero ¿Puede sostenerse en el futuro?
1-Sep-2020 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE): Awareness and research

This rare but life-threatening condition is often due to an autoimmune response. Speedier diagnosis and more effective treatments are priorities.
1-Sep-2020 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

North American Virtual Epilepsy Congress September 24-27

The ILAE/IBE congresses attract clinicians, researchers, policymakers and advocates from around the world to hear about the latest research and treatment advances in epilepsy.
20-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Will the COVID-19 pandemic give a permanent boost to telemedicine for epilepsy care?

Telemedicine for epilepsy care is more popular than ever. It has many advantages—but can it sustain itself into the future?
11-Aug-2020 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) is the world's preeminent association of health care professionals and scientists working toward a world where no person's life is limited by epilepsy.


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