Category: "Seizures"

Hidden Epidemic: 
Tapeworms Living Inside People’s Brains

Parasitic worms leave millions of victims paralyzed, epileptic, or worse. So why isn’t anyone mobilizing to eradicate them? Theodore Nash sees only a few dozen patients a year in his clinic at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. That’s pretty small as medical practices go, but what his patients lack in number they make […]

First Epilepsy Surgery Performed at Spectrum Health

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – In an epilepsy monitoring unit at Spectrum Health’s Butterworth Hospital, a patient sits with a bundle of 51 wires emerging from his skull, connected to electrodes implanted in his brain. The 37-year-old man was the first to undergo a surgical procedure at Spectrum Health to implant the electrodes, which are helping doctors pinpoint […]

New Epilepsy Tactic: Fight Inflammation

New Epilepsy Tactic: Fight Inflammation

In November 2008, when he was just 6, William Moller had his first epileptic seizure, during a reading class at school. For about 20 seconds, he simply froze in place, as if someone had pressed a pause button. He could not respond to his teacher. This is known as an absence seizure, and over the next year […]

Stopping Seizures with a Pen!

BALTIMORE, MD (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Every 2 minutes someone in the U.S. dies from a neurological emergency. In fact, seizures are one of the most common reasons for ambulance runs. Now a new simple device could help save time and lives. Seizures come on suddenly affecting one in 100 people, or two-point-five million Americans. Delemetria Grant […]

Underlying cause of seizures found in people with AS, Fragile X, Rett Syndrome and linked to Autism

Underlying cause of seizures found in people with AS, Fragile X, Rett Syndrome and linked to Autism

Study describes how seizures in people with AS could be linked to brain cell activity imbalance New research by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine may have pinpointed an underlying cause of the seizures that affect 90 percent of people with Angelman syndrome (AS), a neurodevelopmental disorder. Published online Wednesday, June 6, 2012 […]