Category: "Seizures"

Low oxygen during sleep and sleep apnea linked to epilepsy in older adults

Low oxygen during sleep and sleep apnea linked to epilepsy in older adults

Findings provide further insight into the complex relationship between sleep disorders and epilepsy. Sleep apnea and low oxygen levels while sleeping are associated with epilepsy that first occurs after 60 years of age, known as late-onset epilepsy, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published in Sleep. The link was […]

‘Breaking a promise’: California deficit could halt raises for disability workers

‘Breaking a promise’: California deficit could halt raises for disability workers

Families of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities say Gov. Gavin Newsom is reneging on a scheduled raise for the workers who care for their loved ones, and advocates warn of potential lawsuits if disability services become harder to get. Citing California’s budget deficit, the Democratic governor wants to save around $613 million in state […]

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 […]

Letters to the Editor: People with epilepsy are afraid to talk to their doctors. How California can change that

Letters to the Editor: People with epilepsy are afraid to talk to their doctors. How California can change that

To the editor: We at the Epilepsy Foundation Los Angeles were heartbroken to read Paul Karrer’s article about his father’s death. His story, however, is a tragic outlier. Adults with well-controlled epilepsy are involved in fewer crashes than drivers with many other medical conditions. One study found that a fraction of 1% of all car crashes […]

Exploring the potential of ketogenic diets in managing epilepsy

Exploring the potential of ketogenic diets in managing epilepsy

In a recent review published in Nutrients, researchers investigated the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and side effects of ketogenic diet (KD) variations in epileptic patients. Background Epilepsy is a neurological illness that has harmful effects on the central nervous system, hepatotoxicity, and teratogenicity. Despite adequate pharmacology, antiepileptic medications, deep brain stimulation, and surgery, a few individuals continue […]

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 […]

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