Category: "Treatment"

The Charlie Foundation – Offering Hope Through the Ketogenic Diet

The Charlie Foundation to Help Cure Pediatric Epilepsy was founded in 1994 after twenty month old Charlie Abrahams, having endured multiple daily seizures, and failed every available anti-convulsant drug and one brain surgery, was cured of his epilepsy by the ketogenic diet at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The diet was undertaken despite resistance from the five pediatric […]

NeuroVista technology shows promise in detecting and predicting seizures

NeuroVista technology shows promise in detecting and predicting seizures

Mayo Clinic and partners from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Pharmacy, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and NeuroVista Corporation have been awarded $7.5 million grant (U01) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a division […]

TWRI team develops new drug against damaging effects of stroke

TWRI team develops new drug against damaging effects of stroke

Scientists at the Toronto Western Research Institute (TWRI), Krembil Neuroscience Center, have developed a drug that protects the brain against the damaging effects of a stroke in a lab setting. This drug has been in development for a few years. At this point, it has reached the most advanced stage of development among drugs created to reduce the brain’s vulnerability to […]

Epilepsy and Exercise

Epilepsy and Exercise

We came across this article on livestrong.com and we wanted to share this with the community. What is your experience with exercise? Do you have a routine that helps you stay in-shape and seizure free? Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes recurring seizures. Symptoms, which can be as mild as a brief loss of awareness, or as severe […]

A promising new drug developed by a Canadian research team may be able to completely suppress childhood absence seizures!

A promising new drug developed by a Canadian research team may be able to completely suppress childhood absence seizures!

Research could prove groundbreaking for treating epilepsy in children It can look as if a child is simply in a daze, awake but daydreaming. Yet inside their brain, a flurry of high-frequency signals is firing from neurons resulting in a so-called absence seizure. A Canadian-led research team has developed a new drug that completely suppresses […]

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