Category: "Seizures"

Epilepsy & The Social Stigma

Epilepsy & The Social Stigma

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain characterized by recurring seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement of the body sometimes accompanied by loss of consciousness. The disorder spans all age […]

Can Stress Busters Help Reduce Seizures?

Can Stress Busters Help Reduce Seizures?

Medications control seizures for about 70-80 percent of people with epilepsy. The other 20 percent have to live with the uncertainty of not knowing when the next seizure will strike.   Now, a promising new study looked at whether stress-reduction techniques could help reduce the frequency of seizures.

What Modern Day Challenges Affect Epilepsy Treatment?

What Modern Day Challenges Affect Epilepsy Treatment?

Researchers recently published an article in The Lancet Neurology discussing the difficulties facing seizure detection in patients with epilepsy.   Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that is characterised by short repetitive epileptic seizures. These seizures can be harmful to the individual depending on the circumstances in which they occur, such as a seizure while driving. […]

UC granted $1.75 million to develop potential cures for acquired epilepsy

UC granted $1.75 million to develop potential cures for acquired epilepsy

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Research scientist Jianxiong Jiang, PhD, doesn’t just want to treat acquired epilepsy…he hopes to prevent it. “Epilepsy is a common neurological condition that afflicts nearly three million Americans and 50 to 60 million people globally. The disease is featured by epileptic seizures due to unusual hypersynchronization and hyperexcitability of […]

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