Light-activated Compound May Be of Help for Epileptics in Future
Brain activity has been compared to a light bulb turning on in the head. Scientists have reversed this notion, creating a drug that stops brain activity// when a light shines on it.
The unexpected result, reported online in Nature Neuroscience, turned several lights on in researchers' heads. ...
A boon to epileptics
Stimulating the brain with a dose of low-frequency magnetism reduces the number of seizures suffered by severe epileptics, a study has found. Researchers at Gottingen in Germany used a coil which was placed on the side of the head to direct// the magnetic pulses to the brain.
The use of high-...
Seizing the day
... Subject to sudden unexpected seizures, epileptics
are often a subject of discrimination in the workforce. Many employers are hesitant to hire epileptics, fearing that stressful workplace situations mi...
Epilepsy Increases Suicide Risks
...llowing the diagnosis , Danish researchers report. epileptics
are three times more likely to commit suicide than...tly after diagnosis,'' the researchers said. While epileptics
experience a high rate of depression and other men...y, with proper medication, more than 70 percent of epileptics
could be seizure-free, instead of the current 52 p...
World Epilepsy Week - 2007
...ren at ease , because their parents have told them that it was the same with Jonty.
These are noble and brave words from one of the most famous epileptics
in sporting history- Jonty Rhodes. Also known as the Flying Machine for his unchallenged fielding prowess, South African cricketer Rhodes who suffere...
Schwarz's New Epilepsy Drug Reduces Seizures
... of a phase 3 trial.
The results of the 485-patient study were presented at the North American Regional Epilepsy Congress. The results proved that epileptics
treated with a 200-mg dose of the drug, lacosamide, had 14.4 percent fewer seizures than those given a placebo, while patients given a 400-mg dose had...