Category: "Seizures"

EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance

EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance

Elizabeth Delacruz can’t crawl or toddle around like most youngsters nearing their second birthday. Photo: Carmen Mejia holds her daughter Elizabeth, who metabolic disorder causes her frequent seizures.  Photo Credit: UT Southwestern A rare metabolic disorder that decimated her mobility has also led to cortical blindness – her brain is unable to process images received […]

How To Prevent Some Epilepsy Seizures

How To Prevent Some Epilepsy Seizures

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by abnormal activity in the brain, triggering seizures. Now, what happens in the human body when a seizure occurs? “Our whole body is an electrical system. We’re communicating through the nerves, and they’re electrical, and your brain is the main generator,” Glenna Tolbert, assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School […]

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.

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