How epilepsy may arise in a healthy brain
Scientists at McGill University Canada have developed a new method to study how seizures arise in the healthy brain to better understand how seizures arise in humans.
A new treatment approach is needed to improve prognosis of epilepsy.
During the past two decades, more than two dozen new recognised anti-epileptic drugs have become available, however, the long-term prognosis of anti-epileptic drug treatment, however, hasn’t improved.
The link between concussions and epilepsy
Although concussions range in severity, and many people walk away relatively unscathed, the side effects that come after a concussion can be lengthy.
Andrew Johns’ admission that concussions most likely contributed to his epilepsy
Starstim – using mild electrical currents to treat drug-resistant epilepsy
Starstim, a device that uses transcranial current stimulation to deliver mild electric currents to the scalp to calm abnormal activity of the brain resulted in a reduction in seizure frequency of at least 40% from baseline in 75% of the patients.
Tweet goes viral after helping a stranger having a seizure
A media student in Canada writes about her encounter with a stranger on a train who has a seizure highlighting the reality of living with epilepsy
Study uses focussed ultrasound to treat epilepsy
Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine are studying how well focused ultrasound surgery works in adults with a specific type of epilepsy whose seizures are not controlled by medication.