Category: "Epilepsy"

Patients with neurological disease likelier to die after COVID?

Patients with neurological disease likelier to die after COVID?

University of Alberta study also shows higher numbers of new neurological disorder diagnoses among people with pre-existing conditions in the months after they have COVID. People with neurological disease have a greater chance of death after contracting COVID-19, according to a new U of A study. The research also confirms a higher risk of developing new […]

Charities call for more social support for people with epilepsy

Charities call for more social support for people with epilepsy

A coalition of epilepsy charities and organizations has produced a new toolkit to enhance social support for people with epilepsy. Epilepsy can have a significant impact on quality of life, yet social support and outreach is not available in all areas of the UK. The toolkit, funded by the Scottish government, therefore aims to improve […]

Ketogenic diet boosts mental health: Study reveals reduced stress and improved mood

Ketogenic diet boosts mental health: Study reveals reduced stress and improved mood

In a recent study published in the journal Nutrition, researchers at Northumbria University, UK, explored the association between adherence to a ketogenic diet and various aspects of mental health, such as calmness, contentedness, alertness, and emotional well-being, in the general healthy population. Background  The ketogenic diet, high in fats and low in carbohydrates, shifts metabolism from glycolysis […]

Antiseizure medications can produce life-threatening reactions

Antiseizure medications can produce life-threatening reactions

Molecular tests and other screening tools can lessen the risk of potentially fatal reactions to antiseizure medications that millions of Americans take for epilepsy and other conditions, but skin rashes still require speedy medical attention, according to research from Rutgers Health. Rashes are a common side effect of antiseizure medications, occurring in 2 percent to […]

Guideline Issued for People with Epilepsy Who May Become Pregnant

Guideline Issued for People with Epilepsy Who May Become Pregnant

A new guideline has been issued to help neurologists and other clinicians determine the best antiseizure medications for people with epilepsy who may become pregnant. The guideline is published in the May 15, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and was developed through a collaboration between the AAN, the American Epilepsy […]

Artificial intelligence in epilepsy — applications and pathways to the clinic

Artificial intelligence in epilepsy — applications and pathways to the clinic

  Abstract Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming health care, and its applications in epilepsy have increased exponentially over the past decade. Integration of AI into epilepsy management promises to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of this complex disorder. However, translation of AI into neurology clinical practice has not yet been successful, emphasizing the need […]

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