Category: "Prevention"

Service Dogs May Lessen Seizure Frequency in Folks With Epilepsy

Service Dogs May Lessen Seizure Frequency in Folks With Epilepsy

THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Perhaps by reducing anxiety, a service dog can help reduce seizures in people with tough-to-treat epilepsy, a new study finds. A group of 25 study participants had an average 31% fewer seizures after months of owning a service dog trained to help people with epilepsy. And seven of […]

People with epilepsy more likely to get Parkinson’s disease

People with epilepsy more likely to get Parkinson’s disease

People with epilepsy are twice as likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than others, according to a study from South Korea. According to the research, 21 in 10,000 people with epilepsy will develop Parkinson’s. This figure was 11 in 10,000 for people without epilepsy. The researchers from Jeonbuk National University Medical School and Hospital studied 10,510 […]

US patient ‘happy again’ after brain implant treats epilepsy and OCD

US patient ‘happy again’ after brain implant treats epilepsy and OCD

American Amber Pearson used to wash her hands until they bled, terrified by the idea of contamination from everyday items, a debilitating result of her obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). But the repetitive rituals of her condition are largely consigned to memory, thanks to a revolutionary brain implant that is being used to treat both her […]

NeuroPace and Rapport Team Up to Revolutionize Focal Epilepsy Treatment

NeuroPace and Rapport Team Up to Revolutionize Focal Epilepsy Treatment

Medical science and technology fields have always been intertwined, but a new strategic collaboration between neurostimulation technology specialist NeuroPace and medical research firm Rapport is set to take this synergy to new heights. The partnership aims to study the effects of a novel therapy for focal epilepsy, a neurological condition that affects millions globally. Unleashing […]

Hard Conversations in Managing Epilepsy in Teenagers: Contraception

Hard Conversations in Managing Epilepsy in Teenagers: Contraception

ORLANDO, Fla.—Because of medication interactions, risks for abuse and the teratogenic effects of anti-seizure drugs, adolescents with epilepsy who become pregnant have a unique risk profile that should be addressed by their neurology care team, said Sarah Weatherspoon, MD, a pediatric epileptologist at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, in Memphis, Tenn., at the 2023 annual meeting […]

Medical cannabis linked with weekly seizure reduction in epilepsy

Medical cannabis linked with weekly seizure reduction in epilepsy

Key takeaways: Researchers analyzed health records of 112 individuals with epilepsy given medical cannabis. Most study participants chose cannabis with concentrations of CBD and THC. ORLANDO — Adults with epilepsy who were given medical cannabis recorded a significant decrease in weekly seizure frequency, according to a poster from the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting. “There […]

RECENT NEWS