Category «Epilepsy»

Music Therapy Might Help People With Epilepsy

SUNDAY, Aug. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Music therapy might someday help people with epilepsy, a new study suggests. About 80 percent of epilepsy patients have temporal lobe epilepsy, in which seizures originate in the temporal lobe of the brain. Music is processed in the auditory cortex, located in the same region of the brain, …

The FDA Approved First-Ever 3D Printed Drug For The Treatment of Epilepsy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a three-dimensional (3D) printed drug, Spritam (levetiracetam), for the treatment of seizures in adults and children with epilepsy. Drug-maker, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company, reported yesterday it is the first company to use this technology to develop and manufacture an approved drug at commercial scale. Privately-owned Aprecia said it plans …

How to Buy a Medical Alert Bracelet for Epilepsy – 8 Steps With Pictures (WikiHow)

Medical alert bracelets are created for people who have allergies, chronic medical conditions or take many medications. Common conditions for which medical bracelets are recommended include: diabetes, dementia, epilepsy, autism, anaphylactic allergies, pacemaker, hypoglycemia, rare blood type and asthma. Medical identification (ID) tags provide emergency personnel with medical information, if the wearer is unable to …

Southwater Mum Starts Epilepsy Fundraising Group

Young Epilepsy provides a range of support and information for parents, children and young people and training for professionals. It campaigns for better access to, and quality of, health and education services. Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition in the UK yet there is still such a stigma and many myths around this condition. …

New epilepsy app could save lives

A MAN who suddenly lost both his sister and mother within 12 weeks has welcomed a lifesaving new app. Rebecca Hayward died suddenly in her sleep at her Southampton flat aged 28 due to epilepsy – a condition she had lived with since she was 12. As previously reported by the Daily Echo, her mum, Jeannie, of Gosport, …

Epilepsy has been found to Reduce the Generation of new Neurons

Amanda Sierra and Juan Manuel Encinas, Ikerbasque researchers at the Achucarro centre (Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience) have discovered a new property of hippocampal neural stem cells by using an epilepsy model in genetically modified mice. The work has been published by the Cell Stem Cell journal, the main international reference in stem cell research. The mission …