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Can Dogs Really Sniff Seizures?

We know that many people are able to benefit from service dogs to help when undergoing a seizure. The dogs provide protection and comfort for the patients. However, for the first ...

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Topics: Service Dogs, Epilepsy Research

Link Between Metabolic Bone Disease in Epilepsy and Hyponatremia

Epilepsy affects a large number of people with currently no cure. There are treatments that are often used to help at least get a better handle on the seizures, including ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research

Behavioral Health Needs for Pediatric Patients with Epilepsy

Many young people who are suffering from epilepsy experience other issues with their health and mental state too. In fact, 50% of young people with epilepsy will experience issues ...

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Topics: Pediatric Epilepsy

Stress Seizures

Stress is a very common trigger for seizures in epileptics. Although, what may be stressful to one person may not be stressful to another, as stress is unique to each person. ...

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Topics: Stress Induced Seizures, Research Epilepsy

Sam’s Law Passes in Texas Senate and HEA1089 Passes in Indiana

Children's parents expect their kids to be safe during school hours. However, children with certain medical conditions, such as epilepsy, are surrounded by teachers and ...

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Topics: Global Epilepsy

Neural Patterns Could Be Important to Understanding PTSD and Other Disorders

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine were recently the first to identify an “imbalance in the key neural pathway that explains how some people reactivate negative ...

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Topics: PTSD and Seizures, Research Epilepsy

Congenital Cause of Epilepsy: Focal Cortical Dysplasia

Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is a variety of congenital (present at birth) abnormalities associated with focal epilepsy. FCD affects the development of the cerebral cortex (top ...

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Topics: Research Epilepsy

New Study on Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

A new study from the Naegele laboratory at Wesleyan was recently released. This study looked at whether it might be possible for neural stem cell transplantation to reduce ...

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Topics: Research Epilepsy

Minimizing the Risk of SUDEP

Living with epilepsy of any kind may bring serious effects to one’s health and quality of life. Epilepsy makes simple day-to-day tasks and turns them into potential risks. On top ...

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Topics: SUDEP, Research Epilepsy

What are Common Side Effects of Anti-Seizure Medications?

For those with serious seizure conditions, anti-seizure medications are necessary to prevent equally serious health problems. But as with any type of medication, there can be a ...

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Topics: Antiepileptic Drugs, Research Epilepsy

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