Epilepsy News

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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

5/17/2011
Newer Epilepsy Meds Less Likely to Cause Birth Defects: Study

Low overall risk of major birth defects with first-trimester exposure, researchers find

4/26/2011
Many Kids With Epilepsy Don't Take Meds as Prescribed: Study

Lower socioeconomic status raises chances of noncompliance, researchers report

4/20/2011
Many With Autism Also Have Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy: Study

Their seizures also tend to start earlier in childhood, research suggests

4/16/2011
Having Both Autism and Epilepsy Linked to Raised Death Rates

Study found nearly 40% of brain tissue donors with autism also had epilepsy

4/8/2011
People With Epilepsy More Prone to Brain Tumors: Study

Seizures may signal presence of early tumor that hasn't been detected, researchers say

3/25/2011
Gender May Play Role in Psych Symptoms in Kids With Epilepsy

Girls had more emotional problems while boys had more inattention/hyperactivity, study found

3/7/2011
Surviving Serious Childhood Illness Takes Toll Later: Study

Not achieving educational, work goals can plague young adult survivors, researchers say

3/2/2011
Poor People With Epilepsy More Prone to Uncontrolled Seizures

Drug side effects, ER visits also more frequent than in more affluent people with the disorder, study finds

1/25/2011
Chopin's Hallucinations Likely Caused by Epilepsy

Composer also had depression, but other symptoms overlooked, researchers say

1/12/2011
Animal Study Finds Nerve Stimulation May Thwart Tinnitus

Treatment in rats stops, rather than masks, the problem, researchers say

1/11/2011
Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Adults

Chance of bone breaks varies by specific medication taken, study finds

1/7/2011
Healthy Brain Development May Be a Matter of Timing

Study in worms finds far-reaching effects for early connections between cells

12/27/2010
Epilepsy Found to Be More Common in U.S. Than Thought

Experts urge more research and funding to meet growing needs

12/22/2010
Death Rates Higher for Those With Lasting Epilepsy: Study

But children who outgrow seizures don't face same increased risk

12/3/2010
Common Epilepsy Drug Taken During Pregnancy Might Raise Spina Bifida Risk

But absolute risk is small with Tegretol, researchers note

11/24/2010
Women Taking Certain Epilepsy Drugs Can Safely Breast-Feed, Study Suggests

Findings could bring valuable guidance to new mothers, experts say

11/4/2010
Teens of Epileptic Mothers May Lag Academically: Study

Taking more than one anti-seizure drug in pregnancy should be avoided if possible, researchers say

10/11/2010
Study Sees Link Between Epilepsy, Infertility

Drugs used to control the disorder may play a role, experts say

8/4/2010
Epilepsy Drugs Don't Raise Suicide Risk, Study Shows

Experts say findings should prompt FDA to remove warning label on medications

7/26/2010
Not All Epilepsy Drugs Raise Suicide Risk: Study

Only newer meds tied to depression appear linked to self-harm, researchers say

7/20/2010
Brain Injury May Raise Soldier's Epilepsy Risk

Seizure condition can take years to develop, researchers say

6/17/2010
Prognosis Good for Most Children With Epilepsy: Study

Kids whose seizures are unrelated to underlying disease or brain damage likely to go into remission, researchers find