E-360 Edition 22: In the News

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Andrew Johns’ admission that concussions most likely contributed to his epilepsy

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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.

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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

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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.

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