Epilepsy News

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5/6/2013
FDA Warns Pregnant Women About Migraine Drugs

Medicines containing valproate linked to lower IQs in children, agency says

5/2/2013
Implanted Device May Predict Epilepsy Seizures, Study Suggests

Patients who don't respond to drugs might benefit, but larger trials needed

4/23/2013
Prenatal Use of Common Epilepsy Drug Tied to Higher Autism Risk

Large Danish study looked at children of women who took valproate in pregnancy

2/24/2013
FDA Panel Backs Brain Stimulator for Epilepsy

Implantable device pre-empts seizures, device maker says

2/21/2013
FDA Panel to Consider Brain Stimulator for Epilepsy

Implantable device pre-empts seizures, device maker says

2/7/2013
Stroke During Childhood May Raise Risk for Epilepsy, Study Says

Practitioners have 'concrete numbers' to give to families

1/31/2013
Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Study

New research adds to dangers of valproate use for women of childbearing age

1/23/2013
Study Links Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy to Lower IQ

Children's scores at age 6 were lower if moms took valproate

1/8/2013
Study Suggests Genetic Link Between Epilepsy, Migraine

Prevalence of migraine increases when several relatives have seizure disorders, researchers say

1/2/2013
People May Skip Generic Pills if Color Differs From Brand-Name Drug

Study found patients on anti-seizure meds were less likely to refill such prescriptions

12/4/2012
Study Supports Link Between Stress, Epileptic Seizures

Stress activated brain response for some patients in preliminary research

12/3/2012
Children's Seizures Not Always Damaging, Study Finds

Those caused by fever don't appear to harm brain function

12/3/2012
Antidepressants May Lead to Fewer Seizures in People With Epilepsy

Research is preliminary, but could encourage more people with depression and epilepsy to try meds

12/3/2012
What Doctors Don't Know About Treating Kids With Epilepsy

Survey finds significant gaps in knowledge

10/22/2012
Fycompa Approved for Epileptic Seizures

Among people aged 12 and older

10/16/2012
Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise as Weight-Loss Aid, Study Says

Zonisamide plus nutritional counseling worked for certain obese adults, but not without side effects

10/4/2012
Health Tip: What's Behind Epilepsy?

Here are some common causes

9/25/2012
'Fragile X Syndrome' Researchers Boost Social Skills in Mice

New treatment method helped brain process chemicals similar to marijuana in animal study

8/29/2012
Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC

Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

8/28/2012
Chronic Cough Responds to Epilepsy Drug, Study Finds

But expert contends few patients really need it

8/9/2012
Electrical Brain Stimulation Curbs Epileptic Seizures in Rats

Implantable device short-circuits attacks, researcher says

5/23/2012
Mouse Study Sheds Light on How Diet May Affect Epilepsy

Strict diet seems to protect against seizures by altering brain metabolism, research shows

5/17/2012
Parents Often Lose Sleep Over Child's Epilepsy, Study Finds

Many sleep in the same room or bed as their child because of worries about nighttime seizures

5/9/2012
Response to First Treatment May Predict Epilepsy's Course

About half of patients are seizure-free after first medication, study finds

5/3/2012
New Clues to the Evolution of the Human Brain

Gene event 2.5 million years ago may explain why humans are smarter than great apes, researchers say

5/2/2012
Health Tip: Watch for Symptoms of Seizure

They can vary, depending on affected part of brain

4/3/2012
Epilepsy Leads to More Brain Abnormalities Over Time

Scans show increasing anatomical changes in the brains of people with epilepsy as they age

3/23/2012
Hormonal Changes May Trigger Migraines in Some Women

Evidence supports link between fluctuations in female hormones and painful headaches

3/6/2012
When Drugs Fail, Surgery May Get Epilepsy Under Control

Small study finds those with temporal lobe disorder can be seizure-free afterward

3/2/2012
Twitter Adding to Stigma of Epilepsy, Study Says

'Tweets' mentioning seizures often include jokes about serious neurological disorder

2/21/2012
Study: No Significant Rise in Seizure Risk From Common Kids' Vaccine

Immunizations protect children from life-threatening diseases, experts say

2/15/2012
'Autoinjector' Offers Safe, Speedy Care for Life-Threatening Seizures: Study

Status epilepticus claims 55,000 lives a year but new drug delivery system could help

2/8/2012
Electrical Brain Stimulation May Strengthen Memory, Study Says

Preliminary results suggest method might hold promise for dementia patients

2/7/2012
Surgery Effective for Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

In 26-year study, procedure cut seizures and boosted quality of life long-term

1/5/2012
New Guidelines Issued for Combining HIV, Seizure Meds

Doctors urged to use caution in treating HIV/AIDS patients who experience seizures

12/5/2011
Fetal Exposure to Epilepsy Drug Might Raise Autism Risk: Study

Danish researchers found it almost tripled chances of autism spectrum disorder, although risk remains small

12/5/2011
Autistic Teens With Epilepsy Often Light-Sensitive

Incidence is roughly 30 percent among teens with both conditions, study finds

12/5/2011
Kids With Epilepsy Should Get Screened for Autism, Developmental Delays

The conditions often occur in the same child, experts say

12/5/2011
Epileptic Seizures May Worsen During Menstrual Cycle

'Catamenial' epilepsy also associated with more seizures during pregnancy, study shows

12/5/2011
3-D TV Doesn't Raise Seizure Risk for Kids With Epilepsy: Study

Researchers note that certain patterns, colors, flickering images a greater threat

11/24/2011
Health Tip: Help Prevent Epilepsy

Some cases are avoidable

10/24/2011
Onfi Approved to Treat Severe Seizures

When combined with other anti-seizure medication

10/14/2011
For Many, Epilepsy Surgery Effective Long-Term

Almost half of patients are seizure-free 10 years later, study finds

10/3/2011
Preemies May Be at Higher Risk of Epilepsy Later in Life

Swedish infants born very preterm were at 5 times the risk of full-term infants, study finds

9/20/2011
Researchers Find Link Between Epilepsy, Schizophrenia Risk

Connection may stem from genetic or environmental factors, experts say

9/6/2011
Seizure Disorder Diagnosed Later in Veterans Than Civilians: Study

Vets with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures may go 5 years without diagnosis, researchers say

7/29/2011
New Dog Gene May Shed Light on Childhood Epilepsy

Researchers hope the discovery will aid understanding of human brain development

6/30/2011
Fetal Exposure to Common Epilepsy Drugs May Harm Kids' IQ: FDA

Women of childbearing age need to know of risk from meds such as Depakote, agency says

6/13/2011
Potiga Approved for Adult Epileptic Seizures

But drug may cause 'neuro-psychiatric' side effects, FDA says

6/6/2011
Epilepsy Drugs' Risk of Birth Defects May Be Dose-Dependent

The higher the dosage, the greater the risk from four common medications, study finds