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Epilepsy is relatively common - it is a group of disorders that involve recurrent seizures. Epilepsy can start at any age, but it mostly begins during childhood. Treatment involves using epilepsy drugs to control seizures. In rare cases, surgery may be used to either remove a specific area of the brain that is affected, or install an electrical device to assist in controlling seizures.
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Common epilepsies share genetic overlap with rare types

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 03:00
An international study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers has found that several genes previously implicated only in rare, severe forms of...
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New guideline on how to map brain prior to epilepsy surgery

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 03:00
Before epilepsy surgery, doctors may consider using brain imaging to locate language and memory functions in the brain instead of the more invasive procedure that is commonly used, according to a...
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Research at Stanford locates absence epilepsy seizure 'choke point' in brain

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 09:00
A particular structure in the brain is a "choke point" for a type of epileptic seizure that affects mostly children, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have found.
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New findings about stem cells in the brain of patients with epilepsy

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 05:00
Neural stem cells have been found in epileptic brain tissue - outside the regions of the brain where they normally reside.
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Depression in young people affects the stomach, anxiety the skin

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:00
Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal patterns in young...
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Epilepsy - why do seizures sometimes continue after surgery?

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 03:00
New research from the University of Liverpool, published in the journal Brain, has highlighted the potential reasons why many patients with severe epilepsy still continue to experience seizures...
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Maternal rheumatoid arthritis linked to childhood epilepsy

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 03:00
New research examines the link between mothers and fathers with rheumatoid arthritis and the risk of their children developing epilepsy.
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Hippocampus: What is its Function?

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 03:00
The hippocampus is a part of the brain that plays a huge role in memory and how knowledge is obtained. Learn more about its health and functions here.
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Should video monitors be used to detect night-time seizures in patients with epilepsy?

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 03:00
Following a sudden death at a residential care unit, the Dutch Health and Care Inspectorate advised to intensify the use of video monitoring at the unit.
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