Category: "Prevention"

Pinellas family plans to sue Sheriff’s Office after deputy mistook their car for a stolen vehicle

Pinellas family plans to sue Sheriff’s Office after deputy mistook their car for a stolen vehicle

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A Pinellas County family claims deputies traumatized them when they mistook their car for a stolen vehicle. Jason Frederico said he was driving his 16-year-old daughter, who has epilepsy, to her mother’s house on New Year’s Day when he noticed flashing lights. “As I pulled to the side and waited for […]

Are Epilepsy Patients At Greater Risk of Depression? Expert ExplainsAre Epilepsy Patients At Greater Risk of Depression? Expert Explains

Are Epilepsy Patients At Greater Risk of Depression? Expert ExplainsAre Epilepsy Patients At Greater Risk of Depression? Expert Explains

Depression appears to be a significant mental health issue for people with Epilepsy due to shared neurobiology and psychosocial factors. Epilepsy is a chronic brain disorder condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. The overall prevalence of Epilepsy in India is about 5 for every 1000 adults. There is no doubt that people living with Epilepsy […]

Breakthrough brain stimulator could revolutionize treatment for neurological disorders

Breakthrough brain stimulator could revolutionize treatment for neurological disorders

Rice University engineers have developed the smallest implantable brain stimulator demonstrated in a human patient. Thanks to pioneering magnetoelectric power transfer technology, the pea-sized device developed in the Rice lab of Jacob Robinson in collaboration with Motif Neurotech and clinicians Dr. Sameer Sheth and Dr. Sunil Sheth can be powered wirelessly via an external transmitter and used to stimulate the […]

Complication rates low for vagus nerve stimulation surgeries

Complication rates low for vagus nerve stimulation surgeries

Key takeaways: Researchers examined 606 vagus nerve stimulation surgeries performed on 437 individuals. Mean surgery duration was higher for those with complications compared with those without. Vagus nerve stimulation surgeries were relatively safe, with complication rates low but differing depending on the type of procedure and presence of complications, researchers reported in Brain and Spine. “Vagus […]

Study: Epilepsy patients benefit from structured ‘seizure action plans’

Study: Epilepsy patients benefit from structured ‘seizure action plans’

A new 16-week study of 204 adult epilepsy patients found that 98% of participants believe that all patients with epilepsy should have a seizure action plan (SAP), regardless of seizure status. These plans can help patients with epilepsy to safely manage seizure emergencies. But health care providers don’t always discuss them with their patients. Researchers at The Ohio State […]

Florida is set to stabilize and expand funding for epilepsy services

Florida is set to stabilize and expand funding for epilepsy services

After years of uncertainty epilepsy services are set to see their first stable source of funding from the state. The money, providers say, will help hundreds of thousands of Floridians, their families and their caregivers. “Epilepsy can impact any family, and at any moment, without any warning. And this year, epilepsy impacted my family.” Representative […]

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