Neuroscience

Epilepsy and seizure disorder awareness

Epilepsy is a neurologic disorder that affects 3 million Americans and nearly 65 million people worldwide. Unprovoked seizures that affect people of all ages are a hallmark of epilepsy. November is National Epilepsy Awareness ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Vitamin C protects brain from seizures

Alzheimer's patients are five to 10 times more likely to suffer unprovoked seizures compared to healthy individuals. Alzheimer's patients often also have reduced levels of ascorbate, or vitamin C.

Neuroscience

Task force issues improved definition for epilepsy

A UCLA neurosurgeon was part of a prestigious task force that has created a new clinical definition for epilepsy. The new interpretation, which updates a definition that had been in use for nearly a decade, broadens the scope ...

Neuroscience

New clinical definition for epilepsy improves diagnosis accuracy

An expert task force has created a new definition for epilepsy that refines the scope of patients diagnosed with this brain disease. The study published in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the International ...

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