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About 1/4 of Mitochondrial Disease Patients have Seizures

About 1/4 of Mitochondrial Disease Patients have Seizures

Epilepsy common but variable in mitochondrial disease patients Around a quarter of patients with mitochondrial diseases have seizures, but these do not appear to increase their risk of dying, report researchers. Overall, 23.1% of the 182 adult patients in the study...

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Researchers discover a new mechanism of epilepsy

Researchers discover a new mechanism of epilepsy

In epilepsy, nerve cells lose their usual rhythm, and ion channels, which have a decisive influence on their excitability, are involved. A team of researchers under the direction of the University of Bonn has now discovered a new mechanism for influencing ion channels...

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Running May Prevent Side Effects of AEDs

Running May Prevent Side Effects of AEDs

The simple act of running may be sufficient to prevent long-term cognitive impairments caused by prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs, according to a study published November 19th in Stem Cell Reports, the journal of the International Society for Stem Cell...

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For people with epilepsy, the mental health treatments are not clearly understood

For people with epilepsy, the mental health treatments are not clearly understood

Mental health issues such as depression or anxiety are often neglected or misunderstood in people who also have co-morbidity with epilepsy. This is just one of the subjects of discussion at the sixth annual Queensland Epilepsy Symposium – Through the lifespan. Jointly...

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1 in 45 – US Government’s Latest Autism Frequency Number

1 in 45 – US Government’s Latest Autism Frequency Number

NEW YORK (AP) — The government has a new estimate for autism — 1 in 45 U.S. children — but other federal calculations say the developmental disorder is less common. The latest figure released Friday is one of three estimates that the Centers for Disease Control and...

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The Future of Wearable Treatments – As Thin as Faux Tattoos

The Future of Wearable Treatments – As Thin as Faux Tattoos

‘Electronic skin' equipped with memory Wearable sensor stores and transmits motion data and delivers drugs. Researchers have created a wearable device that is as thin as a temporary tattoo and can store and transmit data about a person’s movements, receive diagnostic...

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Genes May Play Greater Role in Focal Epilepsy than Previously Thought

Genes May Play Greater Role in Focal Epilepsy than Previously Thought

Although focal epilepsies generally have not been considered to be genetic disorders, an international team led by researchers from the University of South Australia in Adelaide has uncovered evidence that a genetic component indeed exists. After identifying an...

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A Look at Epilepsy Electrical Outbursts in the Brain

A Look at Epilepsy Electrical Outbursts in the Brain

When you hear the word epilepsy, you might think of intense seizures with muscle spasms and loss of consciousness. But most epilepsy seizures are surprisingly subtle and may be hard to recognize. These little spells can be an early warning sign of epilepsy, a brain...

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What Do You Know About Epilepsy?

What Do You Know About Epilepsy?

What should you know! Do you know what causes a seizure? Epilepsy is a neurological disorder of the brain, where a person has recurring seizures. It is not contagious, a mental illness or a mental impairment. It is not even a single disease. Causes can include head...

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