Epilepsy News

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11/30/2007
Tracking Drug Levels Helps Pregnant Women With Epilepsy

Blood testing cuts down on seizures linked to lamotrigine use, research shows

11/20/2007
Experts Issue Guidelines on Diagnosing Seizure

EEG, MRI and CT can all help spot a variety of underlying disorders

11/15/2007
Some Epilepsy Patients Not Always Aware of Seizures

That can lead to under-reporting when applying for driver's licenses, researchers suggest

10/29/2007
Certain Seizure Patients Need Emergency CT Scan

ER staff should focus on those with first-ever attack, babies, and people with AIDS, guideline says

10/16/2007
Lamotrigine May Reduce Epilepsy Seizures

Adding it to existing regimen may help, researchers say

10/10/2007
Epilepsy Drug Holds Promise as Treatment for Alcoholism

Topiramate reduced heavy drinking and helped to boost abstinence, study finds

9/26/2007
Caffeine Plus Acetaminophen Toxic for Some

Rat study suggests liver danger, but doses must be very high

8/24/2007
Some Epilepsy Patients Are Good Candidates for Surgery

Study found those with multiple auras had seizures arising from one part of brain

8/1/2007
Experts Split on Whether Chief Justice Roberts Has Epilepsy

Seizures may be caused by epilepsy, which can be controlled with medication

7/3/2007
Epilepsy May Raise Suicide Risk

Danish study finds it triples the odds, with women most strongly affected

4/26/2007
Researchers Identify Genes for Childhood Seizures

The discovery gives insight into these fever-related attacks

4/25/2007
Researchers Develop Animal Model of Infant Seizures

It could speed discovery of new treatments

4/10/2007
New Epilepsy Drug Helps Reduce Seizure Frequency

Retigabine safe, effective for those who don't respond well to current meds, study finds

3/22/2007
New Study Weighs Benefits of Epilepsy Drugs

In some cases, newer may not be better, researchers say

3/6/2007
Toothbrushing Can Trigger Epileptic Seizures

Rhythmic nature of brushing could stimulate brain, researchers say

1/29/2007
Neurological Disorders Strike Millions

New government report gives latest estimates, which show increases in Alzheimer's, MS cases

1/23/2007
Trained Dogs Not Always Detecting Epileptic Seizures

Sometimes they're picking up on psychological seizures, study claims

1/2/2007
Epilepsy Drug May Help Parkinson's Patients

Subjects taking zonisamide showed up to 40% improvement in tests, study finds

11/10/2006
Migraine Drug Boosts Kidney Stone Risk

Long-term topiramate use triggers acid buildup in blood, study finds

10/30/2006
Many Seizure-Prone People Continue to Drive

Epilepsy can put drivers at high risk for crashes, study warns

9/25/2006
Lamictal Sanctioned for 'Grand Mal' Seizures

Epilepsy drug gets broader approval

9/21/2006
New Device Tested to Predict Epileptic Seizures

Technology combines nerve stimulator with electrical detector to halt onset of attacks

9/8/2006
Health Tip: Understanding Epilepsy

Seizures can be controlled with medication

8/22/2006
Inherited Metabolic Disorder More Common Than Thought

But it's not clear whether newborns need routine screening for SCADD

8/8/2006
Epilepsy Drug Linked to Birth Defects

Use of valproate should be limited, researchers say

7/14/2006
Epilepsy Can Be Subtle for Seniors

Brief 'spaced-out' episodes may be minor seizures, experts say

7/7/2006
Epilepsy Drug May Help Control Hot Flashes

Gabapentin is as effective as estrogen in easing menopausal symptom, study finds

6/30/2006
Epilepsy Drug Aids Muscle Disorder

Valproate helped people with spinal muscular atrophy get stronger

6/15/2006
Seizures Don't Always Signal Epilepsy

Hard-to-diagnose psychogenic seizures can be triggered by emotional trauma, studies find

4/14/2006
Health Tip: Know What Triggers Your Seizures

You can take steps to avoid these activities

4/6/2006
Menstrual Cycle May Impact Epilepsy

Fewer ovulations linked to more seizures, study found

3/30/2006
Teens With Epilepsy Prone to Depression

But problems are underdiagnosed and undertreated, study says

2/27/2006
2/9/2006
Olympic Hockey Goalie Triumphs Over Epilepsy

A healthy lifestyle and effective medicines have led Chanda Gunn to the top of her sport

12/12/2005
Epilepsy Surgery Eases Depression, Anxiety: Study

It's typically performed on patients whose disorder can't be controlled by drugs

11/17/2005
Epilepsy Drug Could Fight Lupus

Valproic acid shows promise in mouse study

11/9/2005
Uncanny Canines Sense Oncoming Seizures

For people with epilepsy, seizure-alerting dogs are truly man's best friend

10/10/2005
Brain Dysfunction May Link Suicide, Epilepsy

Epileptics four times more likely to attempt to take their own lives, study finds

9/16/2005
Blood Test Helps Spot Epileptic Seizure

It relies on prolactin, a seizure-linked hormone

9/2/2005
Implanted Nerve Stimulator Eases Epilepsy in Kids

The device is already FDA-approved for use in adults

6/24/2005
Epilepsy, Bipolar Drugs Carry Birth Defect Risks

Women should talk to their doctor about anticonvulsant use, experts say

6/17/2005
Epilepsy, Schizophrenia May Share Genetic Link

Individuals with one disorder are at increased risk for the other, study finds

6/14/2005
Epilepsy Surgery Brings Long-Term Seizure Relief

Most patients remain attack-free decades later, study finds

6/13/2005
Pfizer's Lyrica Approved for Epilepsy

New use for drug originally designed to treat diabetic pain

6/10/2005
Infrequent Seizures May Not Need Swift Drug Treatment

Study finds no long-term benefit for those with epilepsy

6/7/2005
Gene Clue May Lead to Epilepsy Treatments

One mutation connects the condition to another movement disorder

5/27/2005
Gene Could Cause Rare, Fatal Epilepsy

Lafora disease may have its roots in a specific mutation

5/16/2005
Health Tip: Driving With Epilepsy

Ways to keep yourself and others safe

4/28/2005
Pregnancy and Epilepsy Cause Tough Choices

Women must decide whether to continue medications

4/25/2005
Surgery Benefits Children With Epilepsy

It can reduce seizures and boost IQ, study finds