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Health News - Epilepsy

What are simple partial seizures?
Simple partial seizures are a form of seizure where a person does not lose consciousness. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about complex partial seizures
A look at complex partial seizures, a form of seizure that occurs in just one part of the brain. Included is what to do if someone has a seizure. (Medical News Today)

What is Todd's paralysis?
Learn all about Todd’s paralysis or when it becomes impossible to move part or all of the body after a seizure. We look at the management options. (Medical News Today)

To the brain, sleep deprivation is 'like drinking too much'
Sleep deprivation makes our brain cells 'sluggish,' so memory and perception are impaired, a study shows. Like overdrinking, this can have risky effects. (Medical News Today)

Dietary supplement may help to prevent seizures
(Medical News Today)

Severe epilepsy and circadian rhythm protein linked
New research shows that a protein involved in circadian rhythms, called CLOCK, plays a role in severe cases of epilepsy that do not respond to treatment. (Medical News Today)

Marijuana and 'spice' could trigger seizures, study says
High-potency natural and synthetic cannabinoids were found to trigger seizures in mice, say researchers, with the latter posing the strongest effects. (Medical News Today)

The 10 best epilepsy apps
Epilepsy apps can help you to manage the condition through logging seizures and symptoms and analyzing triggers and trends. We have selected the best apps. (Medical News Today)

What should you do if a friend has a seizure?
Seizures are more common events than we may think. But do we know how to recognize them, and what to do if we witness one? Read on for some first aid tips. (Medical News Today)

Pioneering research reveals how altered brain networks can lead to seizures
An international team of scientists, led by mathematicians from the University of Exeter's Living Systems Institute, have developed a ground-breaking new method that can identify regions of brain... (Medical News Today)

Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels
Researchers reveal that supplementation with the fish oil compound DHA prevented seizures in mice by raising levels of the hormone estrogen in the brain. (Medical News Today)

New method identifies brain regions most likely to cause epilepsy seizures
Mathematical approach could pinpoint which brain tissue should be removed during surgical treatment. (Medical News Today)

Compound derived from marijuana interacts with antiepileptic drugs
New research published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggests that an investigational neurological treatment derived from cannabis may alter the blood... (Medical News Today)

Genetic testing helps detect cause of early life epilepsy
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics supports the use of genetic testing, especially with sequencing, as first-line diagnostic method for young children with seizures. (Medical News Today)

What is the vagus nerve?
In this article, learn about the vagus nerve and what it affects in the body. What is vagus nerve stimulation and what further research is being conducted? (Medical News Today)

Could an epilepsy drug help to slow Alzheimer's?
A drug used to reduce seizures has been found to normalize brain wave frequencies in patients with Alzheimer's. Could this drug help to slow the disease? (Medical News Today)

Epilepsy and natural treatments: Can they help?
What are the causes of epilepsy and can natural treatments help? Learn about eight natural remedies for epilepsy and what studies and research suggests. (Medical News Today)

Newly discovered micro-gene may protect against epilepsy
Researchers have found a certain microRNA that protects the brain of genetically modified mice from developing epileptic seizures. (Medical News Today)

Epilepsy drug therapies to be improved by new targeted approach
New research from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, has identified a protein that could help... (Medical News Today)

Why do some images cause seizures while others do not?
New research examines why some static images - that is, without any motion or flicker - can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy. (Medical News Today)

Brain model explores the cause of different epileptic seizure onset patterns
At the onset of an epileptic seizure, differing characteristics of brain tissue surrounding the seizure's origin site may determine which of two main patterns of brain activity will be seen... (Medical News Today)

Pinpointing where seizures are coming from, by looking between the seizures
A computational approach developed at Boston Children's Hospital, described in the journal Neurosurgery, could enable more patients with epilepsy to benefit from surgery when medications do not help. (Medical News Today)

Antidepressant may enhance drug delivery to the brain
New research from the National Institutes of Health found that pairing the antidepressant amitriptyline with drugs designed to treat central nervous system diseases, enhances drug delivery to the... (Medical News Today)

Cannabis compound may halve seizures for patients with severe epilepsy
Cannabidiol - an active component of cannabis - more than halved the frequency of atonic seizures for patients with severe epilepsy, a new study reveals. (Medical News Today)

Study finds genetic basis for drug response in childhood absence epilepsy
Consider two children who have childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), the most common form of pediatric epilepsy. (Medical News Today)

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