Girl, 7, saves mum’s life after performing CPR she learned on YouTube: ‘She’s my hero’

As seen in https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/ A seven-year-old girl has been hailed a hero after she administered emergency CPR on her mum, which she learned by watching videos on YouTube.  Jessica Kinder was watching a Christmas film when she saw her 32-year-old mum Becky Green collapse to the ground after having a seizure.  Thinking fast, she grabbedContinue reading “Girl, 7, saves mum’s life after performing CPR she learned on YouTube: ‘She’s my hero’”

What To Know About Epilepsy In Children

As seen in https://www.medicalnewstoday.com Epilepsy is relatively common in children. Many children with epilepsy will outgrow the condition before their teens, and, if not, treatments usually ensure a full and healthy life. In this article, we look at the signs and symptoms of epilepsy in childhood, plus the different types of seizures and syndromes. We also discussContinue reading “What To Know About Epilepsy In Children”

Vaping Emerges As Possible Trigger For Seizures

As seen in https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org Health experts have been growing increasingly concerned about the rising rate of teen vaping. Too many kids see e-cigarettes as cool and harmless, they note. And it’s that last part that’s especially worrisome, they say. Study after study has shown vaping does pose risks. One of the newer and more concerningContinue reading “Vaping Emerges As Possible Trigger For Seizures”

Patient Diaries Reveal Propensity For Epileptic Seizures

As seen in https://scienmag.com/ A researcher at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering and an alumna of her lab have the first validation of their program to assess the risk of seizures in patients with epilepsy. In a preliminary study, their Epilepsy Seizure Assessment Tool (EpiSAT) proved equally able or better than 24 specialized epilepsyContinue reading “Patient Diaries Reveal Propensity For Epileptic Seizures”

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”