Most people are aware that flashing and strobe lights can trigger a seizure in some individuals with epilepsy, but few realize that certain still images can have the same effect. Doctors have remained puzzled as to why certain motionless photos can trigger seizures, but now new research has unveiled the reason. A study published in […]
A medication used to treat epilepsy could end the misery of migraines for millions of sufferers. It relieves a seizure-like phenomenon believed to be the underlying cause of the agonizing headaches. Studies suggested the drug, known as Lyrica, stops waves of activity in the brain that cause the migraines — but it had not been […]
Researchers at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre’s (KNC) Canadian Concussion Centre (CCC) have identified symptom trends that may not only help predict how soon patients suffering from post-concussion syndrome (PCS) will recover, but also provide insight on how to treat those who experience persistent concussion symptoms.
New University of British Columbia (UBC) research has found that amplified electroencephalograms (EEGs) can produce diagnostic results of a brainwave associated with migraines and epilepsy that are comparable to the current, more invasive, standard–a discovery that could lead to better treatment and diagnosis of these conditions. The low-frequency brainwave linked to migraines and epilepsy is […]
A study has found that headaches cause a ‘burden’ to the quality of life of many people with epilepsy. The study, conducted by scientists from Vilnius University in Lithuania sought to investigate and classify headaches in adults with epilepsy. Researchers sampled a group of 280 people who had been diagnosed with epilepsy for around 12 […]
Levels of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP) are significantly elevated in young adults with migraine, which may not only offer insights into the pathogenesis of the condition but also point to novel therapeutic avenues, researchers say. Delegates here at the American Headache Society (AHS) 58th Annual Scientific Meeting heard that levels of the protein, […]