Category: "Seizures"

Predicting Epileptic Seizures An Hour Before They Happen

Predicting Epileptic Seizures An Hour Before They Happen

An Israeli startup has developed a way to predict epileptic seizures an hour before they happen, helping sufferers to stop any symptoms by swiftly taking medication. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder causing frequent seizures that temporarily disrupt brain function. There are many different types of seizures, each one with a range of symptoms, including […]

Do My Children Have a Higher Risk of Epilepsy Because of My Epilepsy or Seizure Medications?

Do My Children Have a Higher Risk of Epilepsy Because of My Epilepsy or Seizure Medications?

A question frequently posed by expectant mothers with epilepsy is “Do my children have a higher risk of epilepsy because of my epilepsy or seizure medications?” and its significance cannot be overstated. While genetic factors likely play a significant role, several studies have indicated a higher risk of epilepsy in children born to mothers with […]

Is posttraumatic epilepsy associated with long-term dementia risk?

Is posttraumatic epilepsy associated with long-term dementia risk?

In a recent study published in JAMA Neurology, researchers assessed the associations between post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) and the risk of dementia. Background PTE is the occurrence of unprovoked seizures more than a week after a traumatic brain injury, and it accounts for up to 20% of acquired epilepsies. Research suggests that PTE is associated with […]

Understanding and supporting neurological conditions among the incarcerated

Understanding and supporting neurological conditions among the incarcerated

Samuel Han and Audrey Nath discuss neurological conditions among the incarcerated, who they argue are a medically underserved population In prisons, jails, and immigration detention, neurological complaints are common, accounting for around 10% of medical complaints in this marginalized population. Additionally, there are neurological conditions that present a higher prevalence within the population of incarcerated […]

Behind the wheel: Navigating driving with epilepsy

Behind the wheel: Navigating driving with epilepsy

“You got too excited,” the instructor told her, writing a large “X” over her driving test. Veach, who was retaking the test after having epilepsy surgery, failed because of her rolling stop. She cried afterward. “I’m 30,” she said. “And I’m failing.” For people with epilepsy, the ability to drive ranks among their top concerns. Regulations vary […]

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