Epilepsy in the News

Girl saved from drowning in Modesto on critical list - Possible seizure is involved, police say
Sgt. David Van Diemen said the girl apparently suffered a seizure in the water. When emergency responders and police arrived, he said, the girl had been pulled from the water and CPR had been started.
August 17th, 2009

Family Mourns Autistic Teen’s Drowning
Soon after arriving Thursday at the North-South Lake campground in Haines Falls, Barrett - who had autism and a history of seizures - went to play at a nearby creek and went missing. He was found drowned Friday morning.
August 16th, 2009

Pool Left Unlocked After Near Drowning
A 5-year-old girl on a YMCA field trip nearly drowned in the pool Friday afternoon. McGranahan said a lifeguard who was scanning the pool looked away for about 20 seconds and the girl either fainted or suffered a seizure and was submerged. The lifeguard pulled the girl out of the water and began administering CPR. Firefighters said by the time the girl arrived at Denver Health hospital, she was breathing and crying and was in stable condition.
August 15th, 2009

Boater's body found hours after fall
A Mount Carmel man died of apparent drowning Saturday during a family outing at Sam Dale Lake in rural Wayne County. "Mr. Edwards was in a fishing boat with his daughter, Alexandria, when he suffered an apparent epileptic seizure," Taylor said. "When he fell overboard, his daughter screamed for help."http://www.modbee.com/local/story/819580.html
August 15th, 2009

Autopsy planned in death of John Travolta's son
An autopsy is planned for John Travolta's teenage son, who died after apparently hitting his head on the bathtub while the family was vacationing at their home in the Bahamas, authorities said.
Januray 3rd, 2009

U.S. Orders Suicidal Action Warning on Epilepsy Drugs
Widely used epilepsy drugs must carry a warning that the medicines increase the chances of suicidal thoughts or actions, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
December 17th, 2008

Warning of epilepsy drowning risk
People with epilepsy are up to 19 times more likely to drown than those in the general population, research suggests.
August 25th, 2008

I can surf but I can't have a bath
History student Bex Dawes is a keen surfer, who loves nothing better than taking her board out and catching some waves.
August 9th, 2008

Teen who drowned may have had a seizure
An Idaho City High School student who drowned in a Boise County pond may have had an epileptic seizure before he fell into the water.
July 17th, 2008

A.F. girl acts to save friend
Katelyn Hanson and Marissa Tomlinson were walking together when Marissa fell head-first into a ditch full of water, convulsing. Katelyn acted quickly to save her friend's life.
July 12th, 2008

Broomfield hero's instinct saves life
Man saves girl from drowning in the pool at Cimarron Village mobile home park, after she suffered a grand mal seizure and lost consciousness.
July 7th, 2008

Queen's drowning victim, 8, son of cop An 8-year-old Queens boy drowned in a backyard pool at a Fourth of July barbecue.
July 5th, 2008

Good Samaritans save driver from drowning
Terry Odom was driving right behind Ray Davis when firefighters say Davis might have had a seizure and veered off the road, ramming through bushes, and ultimately ending up in a pond.
July 3rd, 2008

YouTube Epilepsy videos condemned
Epilepsy campaigners have criticised the posting of footage on the YouTube website of people having seizures.
May 19th, 2008

Remembering Marieke & educating about epilepsy
Actress Kendal Brenneman has performed in both film and television, but her hardest role to date was saying goodbye to a young lady who changed her life.
April 21st, 2008

Fighting epilepsy with a fork
An 8-year-old first-grader from Orient is among an increasing number of children with epilepsy whose lives have been transformed by a diet dating from biblical times.
March 3, 2008

Epileptic boy drowned in condo pool after fits
He had suffered from epilepsy since he was two years old and had attacks at least six times a month. One such seizure eventually led to Jonathan Chow Kin Mun's drowning while swimming in the pool of the condominium where he lived.
January 24, 2008

Early Treatment Stops Epilepsy In Its Tracks
Yale School of Medicine researchers have shown for the first time that it is possible to suppress the development of epilepsy in genetically predisposed animals-which could open the door to treating epilepsy as a preventable disease.
December 13, 2007

Teen Who Saved Friend's Life Honored
In August, Matt Cross, 15, had an epileptic seizure while swimming on Maracook Lake. Fortunately, his friend, Geoff Briggs, sprang into action.
November 18, 2007

Ketogenic Diet: Epilepsy Cure?
A recent Carte Blanche programme featured the use of the controversial ketogenic diet in the treatment of intractable epilepsy in children.
November 12, 2007

Implant Helps Man Control Epilepsy
Stephen Qualkinbush is now seizure-free, thanks to a device implanted under the skin of his chest. The device, a vagus-nerve stimulator, or VNS, sends electrical signals through a wire connected to the vagus nerve, a nerve deep within the brain.
October 30, 2007

Hunter Tylo's Son Remembered by Friends and Family
Michael Edward Tylo II died Oct. 18 in a drowning accident at the family home in Henderson, Nev., after suffering from an epileptic seizure. He was 19.
October 26, 2007

Epileptic man drowned in bath during fit
A young man who suffered from epilepsy drowned in his bath when he had a fit, an inquest heard. Douglas David Lewis, 30, was found in the bath at his home in Princes Avenue, Buckley, by a friend, the hearing in Flint was told yesterday.
April 24, 2007

Seizure Blamed for Surfer's Drowning
An experienced surfer drowned after suffering a seizure during pounding surf and dense fog off a Carlsbad state beach.
December 23rd, 2005

Campaign plea
A father, whose son died during an epileptic fit, is backing a campaign for better awareness of the condition.
December 8, 2005

Epilepsy Girl Was Classed a "Low Risk"
A TEENAGE epilepsy sufferer, who died in the same circumstances as her mother, would still be alive if doctors had not spent years underestimating her condition, the last day of a fatal accident inquiry heard yesterday.
June 2002

High Fat Diet Dramatically Cuts Severe Epilepsy
Between three and six years after stopping the diet, one quarter of 150 treated children were free from seizures and more than half showed a 50 per cent reduction in seizure frequency.
October 2001

3 Dismissed From Hospital After an Epileptic Boy Dies
Three employees at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital have been dismissed and two others face suspension following the death of a 14-year-old epileptic patient who suffered a seizure and drowned while left unattended in a bathtub....
August 31, 1986

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