Category: "Seizures"

Natural Treatments for Epilepsy: Do They Work?

Natural Treatments for Epilepsy: Do They Work?

Overview Epilepsy is traditionally treated with antiseizure medications. Although they can be extremely helpful, these medications may not work for everyone, and as with any medication, can come with a risk of side effects. Some people with epilepsy turn to natural treatments and alternative therapies to help relieve their symptoms or complement their treatments. From herbs and […]

Help trial a new mental health app for epilepsy

Help trial a new mental health app for epilepsy

Researchers are looking for people with epilepsy to trial a new mental health app, ThinkNinja for epilepsy, created by a digital mental health company called Healios. People with epilepsy are known to be at higher risk of developing certain mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, than people without epilepsy. Chief investigator Dr Frank Burbach […]

Air Pollution as a Potential Risk Factor for Epileptic Seizures

Air Pollution as a Potential Risk Factor for Epileptic Seizures

Ambient air pollution breathed daily, specifically related to greater concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO), may be associated with an increased risk for epileptic seizures. It may also be more significantly associated with seizures in which symptoms are not noticeable. These are the findings of a study published in Epilepsia. Previous studies have shown the threat of […]

First Patient Treated in Adolescent Epilepsy Trial Assessing NeuroPace RNS System

First Patient Treated in Adolescent Epilepsy Trial Assessing NeuroPace RNS System

Since its approval for the treatment of medical refractory epilepsy in 2013, the closed-loop neuromodulation device has had its efficacy and safety confirmed in several pivotal studies and will now be assessed in focal epilepsy in the RESPONSE trial. The RESPONSE clinical trial, a prospective single-arm study evaluating the safety and efficacy of NeuroPace’s Responsive […]

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $11 Million Grant to Tackle Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Receives $11 Million Grant to Tackle Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

Approximately 1 in 50 people who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) will develop post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE)—with the risk of PTE significantly higher in people with severe TBI. PTE is characterized by recurring seizures that begin a week or more after the brain injury, and there is currently no way to identify those at risk […]

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