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Epilepsy, Hearing Loss Might Signal Future PD Diagnosis, Study Says

Researchers said 2 additional warning signs of Parkinson disease (PD) may be the onset of hearing loss and epilepsy years before the hallmark features of the disease appear, adding new weight to the idea that the neurological condition has a long prodromal phase. Read the full article here


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An Evaluation of the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Parents Regarding Epilepsy

Knowledge about epilepsy and attitudes toward people with epilepsy can influence measures taken to manage epilepsy and seizures. The support and understanding of parents of children with epilepsy are invaluable in helping develop ordinary living skills. To determine the educational needs of parents of children with epilepsy, their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors should be evaluated.…



The global cost of epilepsy: A systematic review and extrapolation

Global action for epilepsy requires information on the cost of epilepsy, which is currently unknown for most countries and regions of the world. To address this knowledge gap, the International League Against Epilepsy Commission on Epidemiology formed the Global Cost of Epilepsy Task Force. Read the full article here


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Sleep problems pervasive and persistent among children with epilepsy

For children with epilepsy, seizures and related health concerns can disrupt every part of childhood, including sleep.  Now, a new study finds that not only are reported sleep concerns highly prevalent in children with epilepsy – for both those with and without nighttime seizures – but these  issues persist and may potentially even get worse…


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The effect of epilepsy surgery on productivity: A systematic review and meta‐analysis

An important but understudied benefit of resective epilepsy surgery is improvement in productivity; that is, people’s ability to contribute to society through participation in the workforce and in unpaid roles such as carer duties. Here, we aimed to evaluate productivity in adults with drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) pre- and post-resective epilepsy surgery, and to explore the…


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Yale researchers receive grant to develop novel epilepsy brain-computer chip treatment

An interdisciplinary team of Yale researchers has designed brain-machine interface chips that, when implanted in humans, can reduce the rate of epileptic seizures. More than three million people experience epileptic seizures in the United States, with 60 to 70 percent of patients able to successfully treat the condition with medicine. For the remaining individuals, surgically…


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Brain Implant for Adults With Epilepsy Can Help Kids, Too

A brain implant that helps control severe epilepsy in adults may do the same for children who suffer from unrelenting seizures, new research suggests. The study is one of the first to examine the responsive neurostimulation (RNS) system in children. Read the full article here