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Medical Myths: All about epilepsy

Medical Myths: All about epilepsy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), epilepsy affects an estimated 1.2% of people in the United States. That equates to around 3.4 million people. Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that epilepsy affects around 50 million people. Of these, some 80% live in low- or middle-income countries. The primary symptom for most people with […]

Focused ultrasound may help some with drug-resistant epilepsy

Focused ultrasound may help some with drug-resistant epilepsy

Some adults with epilepsy that does not respond to standard anti-seizure medication may benefit from a treatment that delivers low-intensity ultrasonic waves to the brain, a study published Wednesday by the journal Epilepsia found. The treatment, called focused ultrasound, uses sound waves to heat the brain tissue in the region in which a person’s epileptic […]

Individuals With Epilepsy Can Now Have Hope According To Research

Individuals With Epilepsy Can Now Have Hope According To Research

As per a survey performed by Rutgers scientists, combining electroencephalogram (EEG) information and medical findings could assist clinicians in accurately predicting if generalized epilepsy sufferers would react to the therapy. The new research is known as a breakthrough in the field of medical science. The team of specialists has checked a number of samples where […]

Startup developing device to prevent epilepsy-related death receives funding

Startup developing device to prevent epilepsy-related death receives funding

Neurava, a startup located in West Lafayette, Indiana, announced Monday (Nov. 1) that it has received more than $650,000 in seed funding led by Elevate Ventures with participation from Purdue Foundry, First Leaf Capital, UCB Biopharma, iO Life Ventures and angel investors. Neurava is developing a wearable device to monitor and alert for the impending risk of sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy […]

New Method Accurate Maps Brain Activity Despite Uncertainties in Patient Head Structure

New Method Accurate Maps Brain Activity Despite Uncertainties in Patient Head Structure

Skoltech researchers have proposed a method for interpreting brain activity data that proved to be up to five times more accurate than the conventionally used technique in cases when MRI data contained artifacts or only a low-resolution head model was available. Reported in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, the findings are of use for treating drug-resistant epilepsy and […]

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