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Genetic Testing Helps Determine Cause of Epilepsy in the Very Young

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics supports the use of genetic testing, especially with DNA sequencing, as the first-line diagnostic method for children under...

Five ways to cope with migraine!

Migraines are not just your average headaches. They can be debilitating, come unexpectedly, and be accompanied by a varied range of upsetting effects, such as e...

The 10 best migraine apps

Do you experience frequent and severe migraines? We have selected the best apps to help you deal with migraines based on their quality, reviews by their users, ...

Your neurons register familiar faces, whether you notice them or not

When people see an image of a person they recognize—the famous tennis player Roger Federer or actress Halle Berry, for instance—particular cells light up in the...

Goal of new tissue-chip research is to assess efficacy of novel epilepsy drugs

An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers has received a two-year, $2-million federal grant to develop an “organ-on-chip” model...

VNS Therapy Stimulator Implanted In Therapy Dog With Epilepsy

It’s hard enough to get your dog to take their heartworm medicine once a month. Now try giving a dog 25 pills, EVERY DAY.  There’s not enough peanut...

Local epileptic seizure shows long distance interaction

An epileptic seizure may be highly local, but it also influences brain activity at a distance of over ten centimeters from the core. This, in turn, affects the ...

Photosensitivity May Indicate CLN Type 2 Disease in Youngsters, Study Suggests

Early photosensitivity may be a hallmark of ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2) disease, according to the results of a small study. The study “Photosensitivity ...

What should you do if a friend has a seizure?

Ten percent of people are expected to experience a seizure at some point during their lifetime, but would you know what to do if someone was having a seizure ri...

Memory decline after head injury may be prevented by slowing brain cell growth

The excessive burst of new brain cells after a traumatic head injury that scientists have traditionally believed helped in recovery could instead lead to epilep...

Heat a trigger for seizures

Fever is the most common trigger for seizures in children between 5 months and 6 years of age. But the underlying cause is not always clear. Now in a study publ...

Epilepsy drugs pose risks to developing brains, study suggests

Some drugs used to treat epilepsy harm children who are exposed to them in the womb or through breast milk, a new analysis of the literature suggests1. The drug...

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