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Epilepsy Symptoms: Signs You May Have the Seizure Disorder, and How It’s Diagnosed

Epilepsy Symptoms: Signs You May Have the Seizure Disorder, and How It’s Diagnosed

The exact seizure and epilepsy symptoms a person experiences can depend on the specific type of seizure, which relates to where the electrical surge starts in the brain and how it spreads, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In some cases, symptoms are so subtle or strange that a person may not even realize they’re having seizures, let […]

Advances in Genetic and Imaging Research Enhances Possibility of Cure for Epilepsy

Advances in Genetic and Imaging Research Enhances Possibility of Cure for Epilepsy

Advancements in the research of genetics and brain imaging are revolutionizing the knowledge and care of epilepsy, which is one of the most common and serious neurological disorders. Epilepsy is a condition characterized by recurrent unpredictable seizures. Epileptic seizures vary from being nearly undetectable to brief and long periods of vigorous shaking. Epileptic “fits” or […]

Focused Ultrasound May Benefit Patients with Epilepsy

Focused Ultrasound May Benefit Patients with Epilepsy

A new study suggests that focused ultrasound (FUS) of the brain may benefit patients with drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE). Image: Focused ultrasound being delivered using neuronavigation and EEG monitoring (Photo courtesy of Hsiang-Yu Yu/ VGHTPE) Researchers at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU; Taipei, Taiwan), Taipei Veterans General Hospital (Taiwan), and other institutions conducted a […]

Focused ultrasound may help some with drug-resistant epilepsy

Focused ultrasound may help some with drug-resistant epilepsy

Some adults with epilepsy that does not respond to standard anti-seizure medication may benefit from a treatment that delivers low-intensity ultrasonic waves to the brain, a study published Wednesday by the journal Epilepsia found. The treatment, called focused ultrasound, uses sound waves to heat the brain tissue in the region in which a person’s epileptic […]

Individuals With Epilepsy Can Now Have Hope According To Research

Individuals With Epilepsy Can Now Have Hope According To Research

As per a survey performed by Rutgers scientists, combining electroencephalogram (EEG) information and medical findings could assist clinicians in accurately predicting if generalized epilepsy sufferers would react to the therapy. The new research is known as a breakthrough in the field of medical science. The team of specialists has checked a number of samples where […]

Haze clears on heat’s effect on brain health

Haze clears on heat’s effect on brain health

Evidence is emerging of a possible correlation between rising global temperatures and a potential worsening in neurological disorders, including epilepsy and strokes. By Andrew Collier PHOTO: It appears that there may be a correlation between temperature rises caused by limate change and some aspects of neurological disorders. As the world warms up, no-one can any […]

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