Seizure Health News

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4/23/2013
Prenatal Use of Common Epilepsy Drug Tied to Higher Autism Risk

Large Danish study looked at children of women who took valproate in pregnancy

4/8/2013
Tapeworm-Linked Seizures May Be Rising in U.S., Doctors Say

Neurologists issue guidelines for treatment

4/8/2013
Lengthy Seizures May Delay Mental Development, Study Suggests

Convulsive status epilepticus could have long-lasting impact for infants

2/7/2013
Stroke During Childhood May Raise Risk for Epilepsy, Study Says

Practitioners have 'concrete numbers' to give to families

12/4/2012
Study Supports Link Between Stress, Epileptic Seizures

Stress activated brain response for some patients in preliminary research

12/3/2012
Antidepressants May Lead to Fewer Seizures in People With Epilepsy

Research is preliminary, but could encourage more people with depression and epilepsy to try meds

9/26/2012
Telling Patients When They're Unfit to Drive Cuts Crashes: Study

But people may resent the advice and limit visits with their physician

6/11/2012
Seizure Behind Commerce Secretary Bryson's Crashes: Report

These attacks can often come with little warning and quickly disrupt driving, expert says

5/23/2012
Mouse Study Sheds Light on How Diet May Affect Epilepsy

Strict diet seems to protect against seizures by altering brain metabolism, research shows

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

5/2/2012
Health Tip: Watch for Symptoms of Seizure

They can vary, depending on affected part of brain

4/6/2012
Planning Pregnancy May Cut Birth Defects

Timing allows changes or adjustments in risky medications, experts say

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

4/2/2012
Measles Vaccines Won't Raise Seizure Risk in Young Kids: Study

Kaiser Permanente researchers find youngsters aged 4 to 6 not at higher risk after shots

3/19/2012
Study Explains How Shock Therapy Might Ease Severe Depression

Treatment appears to reduce connections in a part of the brain involved in thought and socializing

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

2/10/2012
Study Weighs Pros, Cons of Home or Hospital Birth

More seizures, lower Apgar scores found in home

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
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

12/4/2011
Rare Seizure Disorder Gives Clues About Brain's Laughter Center

Brain lesions in the hypothalamus trigger laughing seizures, study shows

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

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

6/9/2011
Treatment for Abuse of Anti-Anxiety Drugs Tripled Over 10 Years

Misuse of Valium, Ativan and other benzodiazepines is a growing problem, report finds

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

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

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

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

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
Halloween Chocolate a Serious Threat to Pets

Veterinarian warns that, in animals, the candy can cause seizures, irregular heartbeat and even death

10/4/2010
1 in 4 HIV Patients Have Neurological Diseases: Study

Problems such as seizures, dementia are major causes of patients' disability, researchers say

9/20/2010
Increase in Seizures Seen in Kids With H1N1 Flu

More anti-epileptic meds needed for children with swine flu complications than seasonal flu, study found

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

7/14/2010
Alzheimer's May Increase Seizure Risk

Rate found to be highest in youngest patients and decreased with age, study found

6/28/2010
Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Fever-Related Seizures in Kids

MMR, varicella vaccines given separately seem safer, though real risk still rare, study 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

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

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

3/18/2010
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

2/15/2010
TV Shows Often Botch Proper Seizure Responses

Medical dramas could educate public with better portrayals of correct first aid, study suggests

1/1/2010
Health Tip: Managing Febrile Seizures

What to do if your child has one

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

Protect against injury during a seizure

11/27/2009
9/18/2009
Gene Mutation Linked to Fever-Induced Seizures

Finding could lead to better treatment options, study suggests