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, […]

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 University […]

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 a […]

Teens with illnesses want role in decision-making

As seen in https://nationalpost.com Teens with chronic illnesses would like to have a say in decisions such as switching to a new medicine, but they often feel left out of the conversation, a small study suggests. Researchers in Wales who interviewed teens being treated for a range of chronic conditions, like epilepsy or diabetes, found […]

Why Do Some People Stop Breathing After Seizures?

As seen in https://www.technologynetworks.com Could a chemical produced by the brain that regulates mood, sleep and breathing also be protective in people with epilepsy? New research has found that higher levels of serotonin in the blood after a seizure are linked to a lower incidence of seizure-related breathing problems called apneas, when a person temporarily […]