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Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

Don’t Miss Tomorrow Night… Epilepsy Association “Zoom-Learn-Ask”

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My epileptic toddler had 80 seizures a day — until I put him on the keto diet

My epileptic toddler had 80 seizures a day — until I put him on the keto diet

A woman whose child suffered from seizures as a child claims a keto diet helped control them. Susan Hall says her son’s rare form of epilepsy “grew out of control” in 2000 when he was just 18 months old; he suffered up to 80 seizures a day with anticonvulsants barely helping. Desperate, Hall turned to […]

Disrupting the brain to stop Izzy’s seizures

Disrupting the brain to stop Izzy’s seizures

EPTUNE, N.J. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – One little boy struggled with epilepsy since just after birth – at one point, having up to 50 seizures a day. Pediatric neurosurgeons mapped out a procedure that disrupted the brain signals triggering his seizures. Hydrocephalus is a condition where fluid builds in brain cavities, causing potentially damaging pressure on […]

Taken during pregnancy, Topiramate, an antiepileptic drug, increases the risk of autism in children, warns the ANSM

Taken during pregnancy, Topiramate, an antiepileptic drug, increases the risk of autism in children, warns the ANSM

The risk of autistic disorders in children is increased more than two and a half times when Topiramate is consumed during pregnancy. This drug, used to treat epilepsy, also more than triples the risk of intellectual disability, a study has found. Topiramate, used to treat epilepsy or migraine, causes neurodevelopmental disorders in children exposed to […]

Mum of little Scots girl who suffers 300 seizures a day says daughter ‘robbed of childhood’

Mum of little Scots girl who suffers 300 seizures a day says daughter ‘robbed of childhood’

Schoolgirl Olivia, from Glasgow, has been left wheelchair-bound due to her childhood epilepsy. The mother of an eight-year-old girl who suffers 300 seizures a day says she has been ‘robbed of her childhood’. Olivia, from Glasgow, has Doose Syndrome, a severe form of childhood epilepsy. On her worst days the schoolgirl can suffer up to 300 […]

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 […]

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