Updated Recommendations for Ketogenic Dietary Therapy in Children Published!

As originally seen in epilepsy.com Updated Recommendations of the International Ketogenic Diet Study Group Back in 2006, The Charlie Foundation along with several of us in the ketogenic diet community realized that we had enough solid information to create a guideline for doctors and dietitians using the ketogenic diet for epilepsy. This “consensus statement” was published inContinue reading “Updated Recommendations for Ketogenic Dietary Therapy in Children Published!”

TENET i2c team wows judges with monitoring platform to measure brain activity

As originally seen in ucalgary.ca New device to be inserted directly into the brain to help with treatment For the approximately 300,000 Canadians who suffer from epilepsy, driving a car or keeping up with their children’s active lives are daily challenges. And for a portion of people with epilepsy, drugs don’t help. Brain surgery isContinue reading “TENET i2c team wows judges with monitoring platform to measure brain activity”

Opinion: A call for global action and renewed momentum on epilepsy

As originally seen in www.devex.com When the World Health Assembly meets later this month, national governments will have an essential opportunity to sustain progress on a devastating — but solvable — global health challenge: Epilepsy. This is a critical moment, as the World Health Organization’s focus on epilepsy is set to fade after 2018, which could stallContinue reading “Opinion: A call for global action and renewed momentum on epilepsy”

Epilepsy in Canada

Originally posted on www.canada.ca Epilepsy is a brain disorder that produces abnormal bursts of electrical activity in the brain. If uncontrolled, it results in recurrent seizures that vary in: Frequency: Less than 1 per year to many per day Form: Different symptoms and signs Duration: A few seconds to a few minutes or longer Canadians living with epilepsy can experienceContinue reading “Epilepsy in Canada”

‘I had a seizure on a first date’ reveals woman diagnosed with brain tumour at 26

Originally published in http://metro.co.uk A woman diagnosed with epilepsy caused by a tumour growing on her brain is refusing to let it take over her life – even when it means having a seizure on a first date. Rosalie Marsden has just started a video series online in a bid to help others understand the difficultiesContinue reading “‘I had a seizure on a first date’ reveals woman diagnosed with brain tumour at 26”