Highlights

Can learning stress-reducing techniques help reduce seizures?

Learning techniques to help manage stress may help people with epilepsy reduce how often they have seizures, according to a study published in the February 14, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Vitamin D Supplement May Benefit Bone Health in Epilepsy

 

Supplementation with vitamin D is associated with improved bone health in adult patients with epilepsy, according to a systematic review published in Epilepsia.

Wisconsin's first brain surgery robot aims to provide epileptic relief

 

A new robot at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the Neuromate, can help neurologists implant electrodes in a person's brain and then get a better understanding of brain activity during a seizure.

Dietary supplement may help to prevent seizures

 

Glucosamine prevent seizure

New study reveals how a dietary supplement could be used to reduce excitability in brain cells — a known trigger of seizures — opening the door to possible new treatments for epilepsy.

Brain Protein Helps Stop Progression to Epilepsy

 

Seizure suppression is the focus of an original research article by two members of the Department of Biology—and they have the pictures to prove it.

MS: no increased risk for epilepsy after single seizure

 

Takeaway

Risk for epilepsy after a single seizure did not differ significantly between individuals with and without multiple sclerosis (MS).
Why this matters

Gloucester to celebrate Purple Day for epilepsy

 

Why not wear purple to show your support of epilepsy awareness?
Trudie Symens and her dance school, Gloucester Dance Studio will be showing their support by wearing purple for a full week.

Biocompatible electrodes could treat neurological disorders

 

Klas Tybrandt, principal investigator at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University, Sweden, led the development of the new technology for long-term stable neural recording, which is based on a novel elastic material composite that retains high electrical conductivity.

March declared Epilepsy Awareness Month

Coun. Mike Doody, Seizure & Brain Injury Centre President Keitha Robson, Mayor Steve Black, Seizure & Brain Injury Centre Executive Director Rhonda Latendresse, and Coun. Walter Wawrzaszek officially declare March Epilepsy Awareness Month.

 

March has been declared Epilepsy Awareness Month in Timmins.

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