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Service Dogs May Lessen Seizure Frequency in Folks With Epilepsy

Service Dogs May Lessen Seizure Frequency in Folks With Epilepsy

THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Perhaps by reducing anxiety, a service dog can help reduce seizures in people with tough-to-treat epilepsy, a new study finds. A group of 25 study participants had an average 31% fewer seizures after months of owning a service dog trained to help people with epilepsy. And seven of […]

New ‘Prosthetic’ Hacks The Brain to Recall Specific Memories

New ‘Prosthetic’ Hacks The Brain to Recall Specific Memories

Neuroscientists have ‘hacked’ the brain’s memory pathways with a new prosthetic system that could help improve the recollection of specific memories. The deep brain technology can’t remind you whether you’ve turned off the oven just yet, but research led by Wake Forest University (WFU) and the University of Southern California (USC) has now shown it […]

Understanding and supporting neurological conditions among the incarcerated

Understanding and supporting neurological conditions among the incarcerated

Samuel Han and Audrey Nath discuss neurological conditions among the incarcerated, who they argue are a medically underserved population In prisons, jails, and immigration detention, neurological complaints are common, accounting for around 10% of medical complaints in this marginalized population. Additionally, there are neurological conditions that present a higher prevalence within the population of incarcerated […]

Epilepsy not caused by spiritual attack – Neurologists

Epilepsy not caused by spiritual attack – Neurologists

Neurologists and brain health advocates have dismissed the long-standing myth that persons living with epilepsy are under a spell, curse or spiritual attack. In Nigeria, epilepsy is usually attributed to witchcraft attacks, demonic possession, destiny and heredity. However, the experts, in separate interviews with PUNCH Healthwise, stated that epilepsy was a brain disease that had a […]

Behind the wheel: Navigating driving with epilepsy

Behind the wheel: Navigating driving with epilepsy

“You got too excited,” the instructor told her, writing a large “X” over her driving test. Veach, who was retaking the test after having epilepsy surgery, failed because of her rolling stop. She cried afterward. “I’m 30,” she said. “And I’m failing.” For people with epilepsy, the ability to drive ranks among their top concerns. Regulations vary […]

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