Category Archives: Epilepsy

Newly Identified Biomarker Could Predict the Onset and Progression of Epileptic Seizures

Researchers at the University of Colorado have identified a new biomarker that could predict the onset and progression of seizures associated with epilepsy. Biomarkers are substances found in the blood or urine that can indicate a biological state or a … Continue reading

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Treating Depression in People with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy May Improve Their Cognitive Abilities

Depression may worsen cognitive abilities (thinking skills) in people with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), according to a study published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. Treating depression in this group of people could therefore lead to improvements in cognition. The … Continue reading

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Epilepsy drug Fycompa launched on NHS across UK

The epilepsy drug perampanel has been launched across the UK for the treatment of primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures. Will it revolutionise seizure control for thousands of people? Perampanel – trademarked Fycompa – is a relatively new epilepsy drug manufactured by … Continue reading

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Study confirms safety of cannabis drug CBD

Using a drug based on a chemical found in the cannabis plant to treat epilepsy has been controversial to say the least. An early study from the US may lend more weight to its scientific standing, however. The study suggests … Continue reading

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RCPCH launches Epilepsy Passport for children

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has today launched the Epilepsy Passport, a tool created to improve the communication between young people with epilepsy and healthcare professionals The Epilepsy Passport is designed to contain up-to-date information on … Continue reading

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Study confirms safety of cannabis drug CBD

Using a drug based on a chemical found in the cannabis plant to treat epilepsy has been controversial to say the least. An early study from the US may lend more weight to its scientific standing, however. The study suggests … Continue reading

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7 Surprising Ways Your Chronic Disease Benefits You

When diagnosed with a chronic disease your life isn’t like that of the healthy people in your life. Your body doesn’t always cooperate — no matter how much healthy food, loving intentions and self-care you give it. Life seems to … Continue reading

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Britain’s Health Research and Development Dilemma

We are known as the most generous nation in the world, but have you ever wondered why?   There are over 160,000 charities in the UK, also the largest concentration in the world. I believe that the generosity of the British … Continue reading

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Possible benefits for people with epilepsy in Scotland

This information for people in Scotland. See also England, Northern Ireland and Wales. If you’re outside the UK, your local epilepsy group may be able to help. In this section Free prescriptions The Disabled Persons Railcard Free bus travel Access … Continue reading

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10 first aid steps (when someone has a convulsive seizure)

Although it can be frightening to see, this type of seizure is not usually a medical emergency. Usually, once the convulsions have stopped, the person recovers and their breathing goes back to normal. What to do Stay calm. Look around – … Continue reading

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