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Epilepsy: how an AI algorithm detects related brain abnormalities – new research

Epilepsy: how an AI algorithm detects related brain abnormalities – new research

Around 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy. While anti-seizure medications are available and effective for the majority of people with the condition, 20%-30% don’t respond to medications. Abnormalities in the brain are one of the leading causes of this drug-resistant epilepsy, which is usually identified by MRI scans before surgery is carried out to cure the […]

New hope for patients with rare epilepsy

New hope for patients with rare epilepsy

Thousands of children face seizures, developmental delays, and possible death from Dravet Syndrome. A new treatment built on Michigan Medicine research could help. Zain Tello grips a flyswatter, his big, brown eyes widening as he pretends it’s a double-bladed ax, just like Paul Bunyan’s. He loves tall tales, like Bunyan and John Henry, says his […]

Patient Friendly Diagnostic Tools Proposed For Epilepsy: Research

Patient Friendly Diagnostic Tools Proposed For Epilepsy: Research

IIT Delhi researchers propose a non-invasive, time efficient and patient-friendly diagnostic tool for epileptogenic zone detection Quite a lot of epilepsies can be controlled by medicines, however, when medicines fail to control seizures, it is labelled as drug-resistant epilepsy. Drug-resistant epilepsies are most likely to originate from structural abnormalities of the brain and hence brain […]

Empowering health workers and leveraging digital technology to improve access to mental health and epilepsy care: A longitudinal quasi-experimental study in Hlaing Thar Yar Township

Empowering health workers and leveraging digital technology to improve access to mental health and epilepsy care: A longitudinal quasi-experimental study in Hlaing Thar Yar Township

Summary Background Despite an estimated 8% prevalence of mental disorders in Myanmar, the treatment gap is high, up to 90%. This project aimed to assess the effects of a series of activities implemented by the Myanmar Medical Association over a 2-year period in Hlaing Thar Yar Township involving community health workers (CHWs) and general practitioners […]

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

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

Click on the link below to join https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88326176138?pwd=L0ZCNS9Cd2Jtakp2dDgyRmZxcXhwdz09  

Woman learns Mandarin after epilepsy turns out to be brain tumour

Woman learns Mandarin after epilepsy turns out to be brain tumour

Nicola had been working in IT in a busy law firm when she began to suffer seizures A woman has learned to speak Chinese – after tests ahead of brain tumor surgery revealed she had good linguistic skills. Mum Nicola Clark, 45, was wrongly diagnosed with epilepsy in 2010 after she started suffering absence seizures. […]

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