Epilepsy News

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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

3/25/2005
Newer Epilepsy Drug Cuts Risk of Birth Defects

But long-standing drug increases the chances, study finds

2/10/2005
Scientists Find Clue to Brain Development

Overlooked glial cells help form synapses, study finds

2/4/2005
Seizures After Epilepsy Surgery Indicate Continuing Risk

Patients do better after surgery, but seizures may still occur

1/6/2005
First Dog Epilepsy Gene Identified

Finding may one day help eradicate rare form of epilepsy in canines, study finds

12/16/2004
Pacemakers Can Avert Fatal Attack in Some Epilepsy Patients

Study found slowed or stopped heartbeats during seizures

12/7/2004
Epilepsy Patients Say Seizures Under Control

Survey finds many want more help with drugs' side effects

11/12/2004
Epileptic Seizures Not as Dangerous as Thought

Daily activities needn't be restricted, researchers say

10/14/2004
Epilepsy Drug Linked to Developmental Delays in Offspring

Study finds kids showed low IQs when mothers took sodium valproate

7/22/2004
New Pathway to Epilepsy Discovered

Rat study helps find previously unknown change in neurons

7/21/2004
Epilepsy Predisposed Kids to Pokémon Seizures

Follow-up on bizarre TV phenomenon in Japan

7/8/2004
Gene Shutoff Prevents Epilepsy in Mice

Could be useful target for drugs, study says

6/21/2004
'Seizure-Alert' Dogs Protect Children With Epilepsy

Family pets anticipate seizures, shield youngsters from harm

6/8/2004
More Patients Using Medical Marijuana Than Thought

Canadian studies examine use among those with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis

6/7/2004
Epilepsy Drugs Weaken Bones of Older Women

Study finds patients 65 and older lost bone mass twice as fast

5/24/2004
New Treatment Guideline Issued for Infantile Spasms

Experts lay out what treatments work best on seizures

4/27/2004
Doctors Issue New Guidelines to Treat Epilepsy

Recommendations focus on promising new medications

4/19/2004
Epilepsy Drug Eases Migraines

Topiramate reduces frequency of headaches, study finds

2/24/2004
Epilepsy Drug Helps Prevent Migraine

Topamax won't trigger weight gain either, experts say

2/19/2004
Seizure Drug Might Have Cosmetic Uses

Early study touts drug's ability to improve the appearance of scars

1/14/2004
The Worm Turns on Parasite Treatment

Killing seizure-causing tapeworms better than leaving them alone

12/22/2003
Epilepsy Drug Effective Against Chronic Headache

Gabapentin helped a third of patients in study

12/9/2003
Atkins Diet May Help Kids With Epilepsy

Small study found high-protein regimen reduced seizures in patients

10/29/2003
Keeping Epileptic Seizures at Bay

Keppra increases number of seizure-free days in people with refractory disease

10/2/2003
Marijuana-Like Chemicals May Treat Epilepsy

But researchers caution against overdoing it

9/22/2003
Epilepsy Drug May Treat Cocaine Addiction

Small study suggests GVG works, but others are dubious

8/25/2003
Surgery Effective for Some With Epilepsy

Brain operations can succeed when medications fail

8/19/2003
Epileptic Diet Raises 'Bad' Cholesterol in Kids

But monitoring should prevent problems, study concludes

5/15/2003
Epilepsy Drug Helps Alcoholics Abstain

Topiramate works even in those drinking heavily