Category: "SUDEP"

Have you heard of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy?

Have you heard of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy?

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is concerning and many—even those with seizure disorders—may not be aware of this condition. New research published in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), reports that 76% of caregivers are more likely to have heard of SUDEP compared with 65% of […]

Severe Forms Of Childhood Epilepsy Caused By Gene Mutations

Severe Forms Of Childhood Epilepsy Caused By Gene Mutations

Via Medical Daily Scientists have uncovered synapse genes with major roles in severe childhood epilepsy. Watching your child undergo bouts of epileptic seizures can be painful and frightening. While a majority of kids outgrow epileptic seizures by the time they hit their teens, there are some who suffer from severe forms that can be life-threatening. […]

Low-dose fish oil regimen may reduce seizures!

Low-dose fish oil regimen may reduce seizures!

A new study completed by UCLA reports that fish oil could help patients who struggle with epileptic seizures.  A randomized controlled study reported that low doses of omega-3 fatty acids decrease the frequency of seizures. (1) Participants of the study took three fish oil capsules per day at 1080 mg each dose.  Participants found a significant […]

POSSIBLE CAUSE of SUDEP FOUND?

POSSIBLE CAUSE of SUDEP FOUND?

In a recent mouse-model study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers found that Mice who have partial deficiency of a certain gene were more likely to develop seizures, and suffer sudden death. — Mice who have partial deficiency of gene SENP2 are more likely to develop seizures, sudden death A gene crucial […]

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