Can listening to Mozart daily reduce the number of seizures in people with epilepsy?

16th July 2020

Around 65 million people worldwide live with epilepsy and reducing the number of seizures they experience is always a key concern. This is often done through a number of treatment options, such as anti-epileptic medications (AEDs), surgery, specialised diets and a number of other options. However, is it possible that music could also help to…

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Graphene implant could be the key to new epilepsy treatments

18th March 2020

Researchers have developed a new graphene-based implant that could have a huge impact on the advancement of epilepsy treatments. The implant is able to monitor and record electrical activity within the brain at extremely low frequencies that were previously too low to monitor.  It’s this discovery that has unlocked new data, which is found below…

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Could a drug-drug interaction explain the effectiveness of cannabidiol on severe forms of epilepsy?

13th March 2020

Cannabidiol has been big news in the epilepsy community over the last year. We have previously posted about the medication becoming available on the NHS for patients with certain syndromes and types of epilepsy. At present, researchers are unsure as to why cannabidiol has the positive effect that it does.  However, research reported in the…

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Epilepsy surgery

19th November 2019

Epilepsy surgery is a blanket term for several different types of procedures, each of which can be vastly different and used for different types of epilepsy.  Surgery is usually one of the last options that will be suggested and is most common in people with epilepsy whose seizures cannot be controlled using anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).…

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Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

4th November 2019

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a type of epilepsy surgery that involves implanting an electrode into the brain and a neurostimulator into the chest, usually just below the left collarbone.  DBS is a type of ‘neuromodulation’, similar to vagus nerve stimulation (VNS). It has been used for both epilepsy and is also widely used for…

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EU approves the use of Epidiolex medical cannabis for epilepsy cases

28th October 2019

The European Union has taken the landmark step of approving a medical cannabis product for use in certain cases of epilepsy. Put simply, this means that the drug can legally be prescribed within the UK and other EU countries, however, at present it is not recommended by the NHS. (source: BBC - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49795260)  Just last…

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