Major epilepsy study offers much-needed answers on 3 lifesaving seizure drugs

As seen in https://www.eurekalert.org/ There are effective treatments to stop life-threatening epilepsy seizures when the initial treatment has failed, a sweeping new study reveals. The study offers important answers about three such emergency drugs that are used to treat prolonged seizures, known as status epilepticus, even though physicians have had little understanding of the drugs’Continue reading “Major epilepsy study offers much-needed answers on 3 lifesaving seizure drugs”

Researchers Create AI System That Can Predict Epileptic Seizures One Hour Head of Time With 99.6% Accuracy

As seen in https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org Researchers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have developed an artificial intelligence system that can predict epileptic seizures up to an hour before they occur. The system will give people suffering from epilepsy warning that a seizure is imminent, enabling them to take medication—or alert a friend, relative or medicalContinue reading “Researchers Create AI System That Can Predict Epileptic Seizures One Hour Head of Time With 99.6% Accuracy”

WE NEED YOUR VOICE TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF EPILEPSY RESEARCH

The Ontario Brain Institute’s (OBI) epilepsy research program (EpLink) is looking to better understand the questions Canadians have about epilepsy and seizures. These questions could be about causes or diagnosis, treatment, managing day-to-day life or managing co-existing conditions related to epilepsy. Co-existing conditions related to epilepsy include: Rett Syndrome Cerebral Palsy Down Syndrome Tuberous Sclerosis Depression,Continue reading “WE NEED YOUR VOICE TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF EPILEPSY RESEARCH”

Possible explanation of how an epileptic seizure spreads through the brain

As seen in https://medicalxpress.com In some forms of epilepsy, the function of certain “brake cells” in the brain is presumed to be disrupted. This may be one of the reasons why the electrical malfunction is able to spread from the point of origin across large parts of the brain. A current study by the UniversityContinue reading “Possible explanation of how an epileptic seizure spreads through the brain”

High school football player sitting out with injury saves girl having seizure

As seen on https://www.mlive.com FRANKFORT, MI — Seth Migda, a 17-year-old senior at Charlevoix High School was forced to sit out Friday night’s football game against Frankfort High School due to an injury. Because of that, he was filming the game for his team when he noticed a young girl in attendance was having aContinue reading “High school football player sitting out with injury saves girl having seizure”