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Diamond laser could target brain disorders

Diamond laser could target brain disorders

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) researchers have helped develop a laser-based diamond sensor that could change the way brain disorders are detected. New technology could revolutionise the way doctors detect concussion, epilepsy, and dementia, and help give patients forewarning about their conditions. Researchers from Melbourne’s RMIT University have helped develop a laser-based diamond sensor, […]

Medical Musings: Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder

Medical Musings: Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder

A seizure attack occurs when there is an acute abnormality in the electrical activity in the brain. To be classified as an epileptic, a person must have experienced either a minimum of two seizures that are at least 24 hours apart and not incited by a known medical disorder or one seizure and a high […]

What to know about epilepsy and sex

What to know about epilepsy and sex

Some people with epilepsy may find it impacts their sex life. This may be due to physical changes from the condition, medications, or emotional issues around epilepsy and sex. Certain types of epilepsy may cause changes in the brain that impact sexual desire and arousal. Some epilepsy medications may affect sex drive or hormone levels which can also impact […]

Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre will be home to new adult epilepsy surgical program in 2023 Social Sharing

Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre will be home to new adult epilepsy surgical program in 2023 Social Sharing

Manitoba government providing $2.5 million annually in operating funds The province is establishing an adult epilepsy program so that children and adults with the neurological condition will no longer have to go out of province to receive life-changing surgeries. The program will be run at Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Winnipeg where it is expected to […]

Epilepsy drug found to thwart nervous system tumor growth

Epilepsy drug found to thwart nervous system tumor growth

What if an already-Food and Drug Administration-approved drug could help treat a particularly troublesome disorder? Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found just such a use for one drug, according to a press release by the institution published earlier this month. An old drug with a new purpose The condition is neurofibromatosis type […]

Climate Change Commission

Climate Change Commission

Terms of Reference As the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) recognises that climate change poses a significant threat to the lives and wellbeing of people with epilepsy and to the work of professionals in the field, the Climate Change Commission undertakes to: Ensure that as a responsible organization, ILAE quantifies and understands its entire direct […]

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