Epilepsy News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/5/2003
Epilepsy Drugs Common in Nursing Homes

Many placed on medications after admission

5/5/2003
Study: Mandatory Reporting of Seizures Backfires

Most patients say they'd stop driving on own if seizure occurred

4/9/2003
Gene Linked to Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

It may block needed medication from entering brain

1/27/2003
When Epilepsy Drug Therapy Fails

New research tries to gauge who faces that fate

1/27/2003
Sizing up a Childhood Seizure

New guidelines set for kids who experience first attack

1/21/2003
Drug for Kids With Epilepsy

Treats partial seizures

1/11/2003
Epilepsy Drug Succeeds Where Others Fail

Keppra eases seizures in children with otherwise uncontrollable symptoms

11/24/2002
Teens Lack Knowledge on Seizures

Campaign raises awareness about epilepsy

9/18/2002
Out-of-Body Experiences Really Are In Your Head

Study: Stimuluation of part of brain makes them happen

8/21/2002
Popular Epilepsy Drug Has Drawback

Vigabatrin causes vision problems in many who take it

7/22/2002
Study: Epilepsy Drug Won't Interact With Oral Contraceptives

Researchers say Keppra can be used by epileptic women of child-bearing age

6/24/2002
Seizures Common at 30,000 Feet

Neurological problems cause a third of emergency landings

4/10/2002
Epilepsy Drugs Can Triple Risk of Major Birth Defects

Medications also linked to malformations and developmental delay

2/1/2002
Vitamin C Powers Up Pills

Supplement helps drugs for brain disease reach their target, study shows

1/27/2002
Gene Linked to 'Sound Seizures' Identified

Mutation causes epilepsy with auditory hallucinations

11/30/2001
A Disease of Biblical Proportions

Old Testament may offer clues to origins of epilepsy

11/27/2001
Epilepsy Guidelines Shun 'One Size Fits All' Therapy

Seek one-drug treatment, special care for women and elderly

10/1/2001
Epilepsy Diet Has Lasting Anti-Seizure Effect

Kids have fewer attacks, even after going off high-fat, low-carb diet

8/29/2001
Anti-Seizure Drugs Effective Outside Hospital

Paramedics can ease problems in the ambulance

8/1/2001
Epilepsy Surgery Beats Long-Term Drug Therapy

Study: Operation for temporal-lobe form is safe, effective

6/11/2001
Study IDs Signs of Severe Epilepsy in Kids

Doctors can find those needing bolder therapy

5/30/2001
Epilepsy Device Also Works for Young Children

Implantable stimulator best for worst cases