Seizure Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/17/2009
Study Links Epilepsy to Brain Protein

Research on mice points to possible cause of seizures

8/21/2009
Sabril Approved for Infantile Spasms

In children ages 1 month to 2 years

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

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

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

When taken during pregnancy, valproate lowers IQ, study finds

3/19/2009
Yale Lab Discovers New Gene-Based Syndrome

Mutation affects kidneys, brain and inner ear, study finds

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Seizure Meds Can Be Safely Withdrawn From Kids With Epilepsy

Study finds relatively low risk of developing intractable disease

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

But too few patients are having the procedure, study says

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

10/13/2008
Early Treatment Benefits Newfound Brain Disorder

Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis with tumor causes psychosis, memory problems, study says

8/7/2008
Death From Febrile Seizure Rare in Children

Even in high-risk cases, Danish study finds rate similar to that of kids in general population

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

Women who take topiramate should discuss preconception planning with their doctor

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

6/8/2008
Scientists ID Brain Pathway That Stops Seizures

Mouse study finds gene affects acids that regulate severity of convulsions

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

Strong support for ketogenic regimen from major randomized trial

4/17/2008
Breast-Feeding While on Seizure Meds Doesn't Harm Babies

Study finds no negative impact on children's cognitive development

3/13/2008
U.S. Health Officials Back Off Preference for New MMRV Vaccine

CDC reports more seizures seen in toddlers given combined shot; experts stress real risk is still low

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

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

10/26/2007
Health Tip: If You Have Seizures

Suggestions to help keep you safe

10/16/2007
Lamotrigine May Reduce Epilepsy Seizures

Adding it to existing regimen may help, researchers say

10/10/2007
Generic Anti-Seizure Drug Approved

Oxcarbazepine sanctioned for people 4 and older

8/17/2007
Health Tip: Facts About Febrile Seizures

They don't mean your child has epilepsy

5/24/2007
Health Tip: What Causes Seizures?

When there's too much electrical activity in the brain

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

3/23/2007
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Seizure

How to protect her from injury

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

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

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

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

8/15/2005
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Seizure

Don't panic, and follow these suggestions

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

Study finds no long-term benefit for those with epilepsy

5/16/2005
Health Tip: Driving With Epilepsy

Ways to keep yourself and others safe

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

7/21/2004
Epilepsy Predisposed Kids to Pokémon Seizures

Follow-up on bizarre TV phenomenon in Japan

1/20/2004
Childhood Seizures

Tips on what to do

1/14/2004
The Worm Turns on Parasite Treatment

Killing seizure-causing tapeworms better than leaving them alone

6/16/2003
Alzheimer's Gene Linked to Brain Injury Seizures

Gene variation increases risk of attacks following head traumas

5/15/2003
Epilepsy Drug Helps Alcoholics Abstain

Topiramate works even in those drinking heavily

1/11/2003
Epilepsy Drug Succeeds Where Others Fail

Keppra eases seizures in children with otherwise uncontrollable symptoms

8/23/2002
Lack of Oxygen at Birth Not the Cause of Most Newborns' Seizures

Experts not sure what causes episodes in infants

10/10/2001
Avoid the Flicker, Avoid the Seizure

If you're prone to seizures, here's something to try

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

Paramedics can ease problems in the ambulance