Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Tampa Bay first responders build on life-saving skills with brain and spine training

Tampa Bay first responders build on life-saving skills with brain and spine training

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — When a trauma call comes in, every moment matters, so on Monday, Tampa Bay-area paramedics built on their life-saving skills to learn how to better care for patients with certain injuries on the way to the hospital. “On trauma calls, we’re really against the clock. Time is of the essence, per […]

New materials could lead to implantable treatments for epilepsy

New materials could lead to implantable treatments for epilepsy

The prospect of a cure for a type of epilepsy could be one step closer following breakthrough research on materials that may help new types of probes be safely implanted in the brain. Bioengineering researchers from the University of Glasgow have investigated new dissolvable coatings which could help safely guide flexible implants into brains to […]

Is It Safe to Consume Caffeine With Epilepsy?

Is It Safe to Consume Caffeine With Epilepsy?

While caffeine consumption is a daily habit for many people, it can become a little more complicated for those with a central nervous system disorder like epilepsy. That’s because caffeine interacts with certain brain signals, and seizures occur when there’s an imbalance of electrical activity in the brain. In high doses, caffeine can be a potential epilepsy trigger—but in lower […]

Seizures While Driving Highlight Importance of Early  Diagnosis of Epilepsy

Seizures While Driving Highlight Importance of Early Diagnosis of Epilepsy

Before learning they had epilepsy, about 5% of people who have what’s called focal epilepsy had a seizure while driving, new research suggests. “Seizures while driving pose substantial risks for those experiencing them and for others on the road,” said study author Dr. Jacob Pellinen, of the University of Colorado in Aurora and a member of […]

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