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Pregnant women with epilepsy have more depression, anxiety symptoms

Pregnant women with epilepsy have more depression, anxiety symptoms

MINNEAPOLIS – Pregnant women with epilepsy have more symptoms of depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum than pregnant women who do not have epilepsy or women with epilepsy who are not pregnant, according to a study published in the August 17, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “The good […]

Shreveport hospital is the first in North Louisiana to offer new way to reduce seizures

Shreveport hospital is the first in North Louisiana to offer new way to reduce seizures

A group of medical professionals have pioneered the path to reducing epileptic seizures in North Louisiana. In late July, a medical team from Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport performed their first implantation of responsive neurostimulation (RNS) device. This device is designed to reduce epileptic seizures in patients. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgeon Dr. Jamie Toms implanted the NeuroPace RNS […]

We have a new ally to understand Alzheimer’s or epilepsy: this amazing mini-microscope of just 2.5 centimeters and four grams

We have a new ally to understand Alzheimer’s or epilepsy: this amazing mini-microscope of just 2.5 centimeters and four grams

It weighs less than candy and takes up no more than a snail’s shell, but the “Miniscope”, a tiny microscope developed at the University of California (UCLA), can help us visualize the brain or even Alzheimer’s, epilepsy or autism. Can help unravel mysteries. UCLA researchers just received a grant four million dollars The National Institutes of Health […]

5 inhumane mental health treatments that paved the way for future research

5 inhumane mental health treatments that paved the way for future research

Key Takeaways Healthcare has come a long way over time; many bygone mental health treatments are now considered dangerous, invasive, and barbaric compared to modern science. Questionable treatments include bloodletting, lobotomies, trepanation, tooth extraction, and convulsive therapy. Neurologists and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) can continue to learn from the mistakes of the past to ensure […]

What Happens To Your Body When You Have A Seizure

What Happens To Your Body When You Have A Seizure

Watching a loved one have a seizure or experiencing one of your own can be extremely frightening. There’s an association between seizures and epilepsy, but the World Health Organization (WHO) clarifies that a single seizure doesn’t necessarily indicate epilepsy. A formal diagnosis of epilepsy is given when a person experiences at least two unexpected seizures. There […]

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