Epilepsy News

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6/9/2010
Epilepsy Drug Linked to Serious Birth Defects

Taking valproic acid ups risk of brain, heart, limb defects in babies, review shows

5/24/2010
Children With Epilepsy Feel on Par With Healthy Siblings

Parents disagree, may underestimate their quality of life, researchers say

5/5/2010
Health Tip: Understanding Epilepsy

Here's what may cause it

5/3/2010
Parent Error Common When Medicating Chronically Ill Kids

Even well-educated parents need more help with lifesaving drug regimens, study finds

4/22/2010
New Migraine Drug Might Be Safer for Some

And an old standby might help prevent headache from starting up, report finds

4/15/2010
Missing DNA Linked to Wide Range of Epilepsy Disorders

Finding may help reveal what predisposes someone to the disorder, researcher says

4/14/2010
Gene Mutation Ups Risk of Sudden Death in People with Epilepsy

Patients who have gene variant are 10 times more likely to die without warning, study finds

4/13/2010
Study Shows Some Anti-Seizure Meds Raise Suicide Risk

But experts note that many taking them already face higher risk for suicide

3/24/2010
New Sensors Stick to Organs to Monitor Health

Pliable electronic devices already tracking heart function in pigs, scientists say

3/18/2010
Implant Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy

Pacemaker-like device cut frequency of seizures in study participants

3/3/2010
Oldest Epilepsy Drug Best for Children

In landmark trial, it beat two newer meds for treating seizures, with fewer side effects

1/6/2010
Using Light to Silence Harmful Brain Activity

Novel tool might lead to treatments for epilepsy, Parkinson's, researchers say

12/9/2009
Health Tip: Making Home Safer for People With Epilepsy

Protect against injury during a seizure

11/27/2009
10/22/2009
Psychiatric Meds for Infants Linked to Later Behavior Problems

Researchers found drugs used to treat mood disorders, pain and epilepsy raised risk

9/18/2009
Gene Mutation Linked to Fever-Induced Seizures

Finding could lead to better treatment options, study suggests

9/17/2009
Study Links Epilepsy to Brain Protein

Research on mice points to possible cause of seizures

9/14/2009
Very Small Head Size Could Signal Problems in Newborns

Early screening urged for detection of epilepsy and other health issues, experts say

8/12/2009
Experts Urge Cognitive Testing of Kids With Epilepsy

Underlying brain abnormalities may cause learning problems, study finds

8/10/2009
Seizures, Not Epilepsy Itself, May Raise Birth Risks

It's the attacks during pregnancy that cause problems, study contends

8/4/2009
Scientists Find Way to Stop Epilepsy in Mice

Blocking bad gene kept disease from being passed to offspring

7/8/2009
Catastrophic Epilepsy Caused by Defect in One Gene

Mouse study led to discovery of mutation and could advance treatments

6/15/2009
Drug Shows Promise Against Childhood Epilepsy

Rapamycin helped suppress seizures in mouse study

4/27/2009
Pregnant Women With Epilepsy Should Avoid Valproate

New guidelines stress that, with good planning, most moms-to-be will do fine

4/15/2009
Epilepsy Drug Impairs Baby's Intelligence

When taken during pregnancy, valproate lowers IQ, study finds

2/23/2009
Head Injury While Young Ups Epilepsy Risk

But treatment can prevent the illness from emerging, Danish researchers say

1/28/2009
Gene Discovered for Most Common Form of Epilepsy

The hope is the finding could lead to new treatments for the neurological disorder

12/16/2008
FDA Adds Suicide Warning to Epilepsy Drugs

Says patients on antiepileptics need to be monitored for indications of mood changes

12/8/2008
Seizure Meds Can Be Safely Withdrawn From Kids With Epilepsy

Study finds relatively low risk of developing intractable disease

12/3/2008
Epilepsy Drug May Raise Autism Risk in Offspring

Yet another reason pregnant women should avoid this medication, experts say

12/2/2008
Surgery a Boon for Most Common Form of Epilepsy

But too few patients are having the procedure, study says

11/24/2008
Clue to Cause of Epileptic Seizures Discovered

Finding could lead to new treatments, researchers say

11/21/2008
FDA Approves New Drug for Severe Epilepsy

Trials showed Banzel proved effective against Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

11/21/2008
10/28/2008
Sedative Could Be Deadly in People With Seizures

At high doses, propofol tied to cardiac arrest in patients with a form of epilepsy

10/10/2008
Health Tip: Coping With Epilepsy

Help protect yourself in the event of a seizure

9/15/2008
8/18/2008
Epilepsy Raises Drowning Risk

Seizures could boost the danger in tubs, pools, experts say

8/13/2008
Epilepsy Receiving Inadequate Attention

CDC says patients, doctors at fault for treatment gaps affecting 1 in every 100 Americans

7/29/2008
First Generic Versions of Depakote Approved

To treat seizures, migraines, and bipolar disorder

7/21/2008
Epilepsy Drug May Boost Birth Defect Risk

Women who take topiramate should discuss preconception planning with their doctor

7/10/2008
FDA Advisers Don't Back 'Black Box' Warning for Epilepsy Drugs

Experts do find 11 anti-seizure drugs heighten suicide risk, and they recommend medication guide for doctors

6/18/2008
Failure to Take Seizure Drugs Boosts Death Risk

Car accidents, bone breaks also common among those who don't take meds regularly, study says

5/29/2008
Seizures Likely Sign of Brain Injury After Stroke

Patients face 30% risk of dying within month, study finds

5/2/2008
Special Diet Can Ease Epileptic Seizures in Kids

Strong support for ketogenic regimen from major randomized trial

4/28/2008
Epilepsy Drug Linked to Bone Loss

Women on Dilantin may want to consider other seizure medications, experts say

2/28/2008
Researchers ID Gene Behind Rare Form of Epilepsy

Findings 'crack open the cell biology' of lethal inherited syndrome

2/11/2008
Epilepsy Drug Doesn't Prevent Migraines

Unlike other epilepsy meds, Trileptal was no better than placebo, study finds

2/1/2008
FDA Warns Epilepsy Drugs May Raise Suicide Risk

Agency will ask drug makers to put warning labels on entire class of medicines

1/31/2008
Atkins-Like Diet Cuts Epileptic Seizures

High-fat, low-carb plan may work when other treatments fail, study says