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Listening to the ‘music’ of brain seizures could help epilepsy patients

Listening to the ‘music’ of brain seizures could help epilepsy patients

EpilepsyU covered this topic almost a year ago, and now NPR has posted this great article about turning EEG into audio files.   — NPR: It’s one of those ideas that seems so obvious once you hear it: Why not study brain activity by listening to it, rather than just looking at it? As so often happens in science, two […]

Penn and Mayo Clinic researchers launch Seizure Detection Challenge

Penn and Mayo Clinic researchers launch Seizure Detection Challenge

Researchers from Mayo Clinic and the University of Pennsylvania announce the launch of the Seizure Detection Challenge, an international competition inviting the best minds in “machine learning” to improve devices to track and treat epilepsy. Researchers from Penn and Mayo Clinic have designed the challenge, which is hosted by Kaggle.com, an online community where data scientists come together […]

Safety is Paramount to Persons With Epilepsy

Safety is Paramount to Persons With Epilepsy

Learning to lessen risks is a critical part of living safely with seizures, according to the American Society of Epilepsy. Seizures, treatments, and other health problems carry risks for many people. While health professionals say it is impossible to compile a list of safety tips to cover every person with epilepsy because every individual’s condition […]

Children with epilepsy frequently have other mental and developmental conditions

Children with epilepsy frequently have other mental and developmental conditions

Epilepsy is a neurological condition in which individuals experience seizures. But often children with epilepsy have other health concerns as well. A recent study looked at what neurological or behavioral conditions might exist among children with epilepsy. The authors found that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders and cognitive impairment were common among children with epilepsy. Children whose seizures […]

School forbids 8-year-old girl with severe epilepsy from taking service dog to class

School forbids 8-year-old girl with severe epilepsy from taking service dog to class

In defiance of the Americans With Disabilities Act, a Sherrard, Illinois, elementary school is refusing to allow an 8-year-old girl with epilepsy to attend classes with her service dog. Kellsey McGuire, who was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 18-months-old, began attending Sherrard Grade School last January with her service dog Jasper, but less than […]

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