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  • Fish oil reported to control epileptic seizures
    Fish oil reported to control epileptic seizures
    Epileptic seizures affect approximately 3 million Americans; many of them have their seizures well controlled by medication; however, some continue to suffer from seizures despite treatment. This severely impacts their quality of life. Now, a new...
  • New device shows promise in controlling seizures
    New device shows promise in controlling seizures
    Neurologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) say that the new implanted device they have developed to control seizures in epilepsy patients is proving its worth on a test patient. The product was announced on Sept. 8, 2014.The...
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    Low carb ketogenic diets succeed for seizures: Challenges of epilepsy
    Ketogenic diets have existed for decades for epilepsy. When new drugs emerged on the market, however, they were rarely used. Now an increasing number of physicians are turning to ketogenic diets again when drugs fail, with support offered in a new...
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    High fat low carb ketogenic diet helps control epilepsy when drugs fail
    Epilepsy in very young children ranks as one of the most challenging conditions to manage. In the past few years, however, some physicians are turning to high fat low carb ketogenic diets to provide a solution when drugs fail. And a low carb diet...
  • Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars
    “Pawn Stars” Rick Harrison shares his story about his battle with epilepsy
    On July 11, 2014, Rick Harrison from the reality TV show "Pawn Stars" shared his personal story and the obstacles he endured growing up with epilepsy as a child. Now he's on a mission to help the millions of people and their families...
  • Yoga and Epilepsy
    Yoga as treatment for epileptic seizures
    In a yoga studio lights are dim, voices are silent and the atmosphere is calm. These factors should make for the perfect environment to relax people with epilepsy—a brain disorder that causes recurrent episodes known as seizures. Stress is...
  • UCLA researchers to present original epilepsy research on Capitol Hill
    UCLA researchers to present original epilepsy research on Capitol Hill
    UCLA is well-known for its state-of-the-art medical center and cutting-edge research. On April 28, the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior announced that one of its graduate students, Wesley Kerr, and his trainees, Akash Patel...
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    Two epilepsy drugs for kids equally as effective
    Two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children appear to provide equal effectiveness and safety, according to a new study published in the April 23 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). In a comparison study, researchers...
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    Ketogenic Diet for rapid weight loss
    The Ketogenic diet could be your start on the fast track to rapid weight loss.What is the Ketogenic diet?The Ketogenic diet is high in fat, low in carbohydrates and has just the right amount of protein. According to the definition on Wikipedia:...
  • Children and young adults with epilepsy at a higher risk of injury
    Youth with epilepsy have a much higher risk of injury
    Epileptic children and young adults are more likely to be poisoned by medication and suffer from broken bones and burns when compared to young people who do not have epilepsy, says a new study by the University of Nottingham, UK. The study was...
  • Wear purple for Epilepsy
    Purple day for Epilepsy
    Purple day is on March 26. Purple day stands for Epilepsy awareness day. Epilepsy is a disability that causes seizures. Many seizures are life alternating and changes your lifestyle. Epilepsy impacts 65 million people worldwide. People who have...
  • Living with Epilepsy
    Helpful tips to remember when someone is having a seizure
    On March 17, 2014, Manalapan health Examiner Stacey Chillemi explains to local residents what to do if someone has a seizure.Helpful tips to remember in case someone is having a seizure are…If you see someone who is having a seizure, stay...
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    'Charlotte's Web' not expected to be legal in Oklahoma
    Medical marijuana advocates met at the Oklahoma Capitol to argue their case for making “Charlotte's Web” legal in the Sooner State. “Charlotte's Web” is a specific form of medical marijuana that appears to help...
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    Length of fever-induced seizures in kids reduced by epilepsy drugs
    Children who experience fever-related seizures should be given antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) as soon as possible to end their seizures and protect against long-term complications, according to a new study published in the Feb. 6 journal Epilepsia.An...
  • Medical marijuana
    Florida parents urge legalization of strain of medical marijuana
    Parents whose children who suffer epileptic seizures appealed to Florida lawmakers to legalize a low-potency strain of medical marijuana at a Jan. 9 legislative hearing in Tallahassee. In the two-hour meeting before the House Subcommittee on...