Epilepsy

What causes uncontrolled laughter in epilepsy?
December 25, 2019
A rare form of epilepsy can be characterized by seizures of uncontrolled laughter. What is the root cause, and can doctors address it? A new case study answers this question....
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Can the keto diet treat epilepsy?
December 23, 2019

The keto diet is low in carbohydrates and protein and very high in fat. Evidence suggests that it can reduce the frequency of seizures, and some people with epilepsy who follow the diet stop experiencing seizures altogether.
Typically, people wh...
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Epilepsy Foundation Goes After Twitter Users Sending GIFs That Trigger Seizures
December 18, 2019


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TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Criminal complaints against Twitter users who sent strobe GIFs in an attempt to trigger se...
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What to know about epilepsy in children
December 12, 2019
Epilepsy is a condition that causes seizures. It is relatively common in children. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatments here.
Could acid reflux explain sudden unexpected death in epilepsy?
January 11, 2019
Sudden unexpected deaths in epilepsy have stumped researchers for decades. According to a new study, seemingly harmless acid reflux might offer some clues.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated ...
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High-tech epilepsy warning device could save lives
December 25, 2018
Scientists have developed a high-tech bracelet called the Nightwatch, which detects 85 percent of all severe nighttime epilepsy seizures — a much higher percentage than similar devices on the market today.
Smartwatches are gaining pop...
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Epilepsy: New findings 'could change textbooks'
August 11, 2018
New research finds that two key brain proteins are involved in the neuronal misfiring that characterizes epilepsy. The findings "could potentially change textbooks" on epilepsy, according to the researchers, as well as pave the way for new therapies....
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Spider venom may help treat a serious form of epilepsy
August 8, 2018

According to a new study carried out in Australia, a protein found in spider venom could help scientists design an effective medication for the treatment of a rare form of epilepsy.
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