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Teaching Teachers About Epilepsy: Intervention Also Benefits Students, Parents, Neurologists

Teaching Teachers About Epilepsy: Intervention Also Benefits Students, Parents, Neurologists

In Ontario, Canada, a group of psychologists and members of a community epilepsy support agency had long discussed the need for epilepsy education for schoolteacher’s. “We’ve found that teachers don’t have knowledge of epilepsy, and many are afraid of having children with epilepsy in their classroom because they feel overwhelmed by the possibilities,” said Mary […]

Changing Minds

Changing Minds

UC Davis researchers are bringing the benefits of drugs like LSD and cannabis to light. They may be the next big thing in pharmaceuticals for treating a range of problems like depression and anxiety. For decades, possession and use of drugs like LSD and cannabis has come with a threat of prosecution and jail time. […]

Genetic testing results in lower length of stay in the NICU for infants with epilepsy

Genetic testing results in lower length of stay in the NICU for infants with epilepsy

Genetic testing results in lower length of stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for infants with epilepsy, according to a study published in the journal Pediatric Neurology. The reduction in hospital stay time in babies with epilepsy who spent time in the NICU was not explained by changes in the severity of illness, birth […]

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: 5 things to know according to CDC

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: 5 things to know according to CDC

5 Things You Should Know about SUDEP 1. SUDEP is not well understood. SUDEP stands for “Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy”. It refers to deaths in people with epilepsy that are not from injury, drowning, or other known causes. Most, but not all, cases of SUDEP happen during or right after a seizure. Researchers do […]

Motorist suffers seizure, crashes into 9 vehicles at traffic lights

Motorist suffers seizure, crashes into 9 vehicles at traffic lights

MELAKA: Six people were injured in an accident involving 10 vehicles when one of the drivers, who is an epileptic, had a seizure at the traffic light intersection at Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, Lebuh Ayer Keroh, here yesterday. Melaka traffic enforcement investigation department head Amran@Mohamad Zaki Omar said the incident occurred at about 9.15pm when all the […]

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