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Better And Permanent Treatment For Epilepsy

About 3.4 million Americans, or 1.2 % of the population, have active epilepsy. Although the majority respond to medication, between 20 and 40 % of patients with epilepsy, continue to have seizures even after trying multiple anti-seizure drugs. 
 

Study Suggestion: What Helps People Live Well With Dementia

Psychological aspects, such as optimism, self-esteem, loneliness and depression were closely linked to ability to optimize quality of life and wellbeing in both people with dementia and carers. Experience in other areas of life influences psychological well-being and perceptions of living well. Physical health and fitness was important for both groups. For both carers and people with dementia social activity and interaction also ranked highly.

Bustling Ugandan Border Town on High Alert for Ebola

Stormwater from the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains swells the muddy Lhubiriha River that marks the often porous border between western Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Less than 70 kilometers (40 miles) away, authorities have already confirmed one case of Ebola , part of the second worst outbreak of the virus now spreading in the east of DR Congo. 

Asthma Patients' Lungs: New Study Helps in the Repair

A number of patients who suffer from asthma are bringing their condition under control, increasing their lung function and decreasing the frequency of asthma attacks—all without going to the doctor's office. The patients involved in a URI College of Nursing professor's study are benefitting from an emerging trend among nurses to increase patient care by treating them through technology.

New Soft, Non-Toxic Wearable Sensor Developed

Children born prematurely often develop neuromotor and cognitive developmental disabilities. The best way to reduce the impacts of those disabilities is to catch them early through a series of cognitive and motor tests. But accurately measuring and recording the motor functions of small children is tricky. As any parent will tell you, toddlers tend to dislike wearing bulky devices on their hands and have a predilection for ingesting things they shouldn't.