Epilepsy News

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12/5/2016
Study Sheds Light on Safety of Driving With Epilepsy

Those who had longer seizures during driving tests were more likely to have accidents

11/16/2016
Moms' Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be Linked to Epilepsy Risk in Kids

Researcher stressed that most children born to women with the autoimmune condition not at risk for seizures

10/11/2016
Chronic Disease in Mom May Be Linked to Newborns' Heart Disease

Risk highest among women born with heart defects or who developed type 2 diabetes, study suggests

9/1/2016
Newer Epilepsy Drugs May Be Safer During Pregnancy

Small British study says two drugs don't harm a child's mental development, but popular older one does

8/10/2016
Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts

New review finds children, young adults citing discrimination, lack of privacy, exclusion

8/1/2016
4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study

Digestive disorders, headaches, attention-deficit disorder among the common issues

7/13/2016
Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds

It also found possible link between fever-related seizures and the behavioral disorder in kids

4/14/2016
One-a-Day Anti-Seizure Drug Shows Promise for People With Epilepsy

Eslicarbazepine may make management easier, safer for people with the disorder, researchers say

4/6/2016
Study Sees No Link Between Common Epilepsy Drug, Certain Birth Defects

Large review found no greater risk of clubfoot, cleft palate, in babies of moms-to-be who used lamotrigine

4/1/2016
Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Epilepsy Risk, Study Suggests

But the research did not prove a cause-and-effect connection

3/31/2016
Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

3/9/2016
MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds

High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions

2/19/2016
Briviact Approved for Epileptic Seizures

Among people 16 and older

12/24/2015
Marijuana Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures in Kids, Young Adults

Trial showed a benefit, but more study is needed, experts said

12/8/2015
Wearable Devices Aim to Monitor Epileptic Seizures

Three different approaches in development

12/7/2015
Marijuana Chemical Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy in Kids

Preliminary studies link cannabidiol to seizure reduction, but drug interactions remain a concern

11/3/2015
Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk

But chances of any one child getting the seizure illness remain low, one expert says

10/25/2015
Gene May Boost Death Risk for People With Mild Epilepsy

Discovery might allow doctors to screen patients and advise them of risk, researchers say

9/9/2015
Could Marijuana Chemical Help Ease Epilepsy?

Early research suggests yes, but laws limit access to the drug and its compounds

8/10/2015
Music Therapy Might Help People With Epilepsy

By studying brain wave activity, researchers noticed differences in how patients reacted to tunes

8/4/2015
FDA Approves First Pill Made by 3D Printing

Epilepsy drug Spritam may be one of many custom-made medicines to come that will use the technology

7/6/2015
Epilepsy Linked to Risks During Childbirth, Study Finds

But complications or maternal death during delivery are still rare, experts say

6/17/2015
Online Community Helps People Manage Epilepsy

Computer support aided most for tracking seizures, medication side effects, study says

4/20/2015
Medical Groups Issue Guidelines for Treating First Seizure

Epilepsy medication recommended to help stave off second attack

4/13/2015
Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise Against Severe Epilepsy

Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had big drop in seizure rates, study found

4/10/2015
Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study

But they are more likely to develop flu-rated complications

2/27/2015
Epilepsy Surgery Gets High Marks From Patients in Survey

92 percent said it was worthwhile, with fewer seizures and higher quality-of-life

1/21/2015
Sleep Position Linked to Death Risk for Those With Epilepsy

Researchers see similarities with sudden infant death syndrome

1/15/2015
1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms: Study

Experts say that controlling seizures may help alleviate other psychiatric symptoms

12/17/2014
Neurologists Say Jury Still Out on Medical Marijuana's Use for Brain Disorders

Easing federal restrictions on pot research might help get answers, doctors say

11/6/2014
Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk, Study Reports

Coordinated care is essential for reducing death rates, experts say

10/29/2014
High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Regimens seem to cut down on seizures but are hard to stick to long-term, study shows

9/9/2014
Small Study Hints Fish Oil Might Ease Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

People taking the low-dose omega-3 supplements had fewer monthly seizures, but more research is needed

6/16/2014
Mom's Epilepsy Drugs Appear Safe in Breast Milk

Babies' brains and IQs don't seem to be affected by mother's medication, study finds

4/22/2014
Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study

Ativan, Valium both good options for emergency treatment, experts say

4/14/2014
Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study

British researchers found increased odds of fractures, burns, medication poisoning

3/19/2014
Human-Type Epilepsy Discovered in Sea Lions

Eating fish exposed to toxin-laden algae harms the animals' brains, study suggests

2/6/2014
Fever-Related Seizures in Kids Eased by Epilepsy Drug: Study

Standard emergency guidelines needed for long-lasting seizures, researchers say

1/8/2014
Study Weighs Safety of Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy

Levetiracetam appears to pose low risk for baby, but there's more evidence of risk with valproate

12/9/2013
Epilepsy Surgery Improves Patients' Lives, Research Finds

It allowed many to be able to work and drive more, and was safe for those over 60

12/5/2013
Could Electrical Brain Stimulation Boost Perseverance?

In tiny study, 2 patients experienced a desire to conquer challenge

11/19/2013
Scans Show Brain-Connection Differences in Those With Epilepsy

Small study used MRI to examine patients with temporal lobe epilepsy

11/15/2013
How to Handle a Child's Seizure

First incident requires emergency medical care, expert says

11/15/2013
11/14/2013
FDA Approves Implanted Brain Stimulator for Epilepsy

The device helps reduce frequency of seizures, studies show

11/11/2013
Aptiom Approved to Treat Seizures

For adults with epilepsy

11/7/2013
Inside the Autistic Brain: New Research Challenges Current Beliefs

More neural connections, not fewer, seen in studies

10/31/2013
Epilepsy Often Hand-in-Hand With Other Health Problems: CDC

Doctors, patients share responsibility for preventing and treating co-occurring conditions, experts say

9/25/2013
Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy May Affect Infants' Fine Motor Skills

Study did not find similar link when babies were exposed through breast-feeding

9/21/2013
Child's Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family

Care demands can create more stress than severity of illness, researchers say