Epilepsy & Seizures News

Aug 23, 2018
Heart abnormalities may trigger sudden unexplained death in epilepsy
New stem cell research reveals dangerous cardiac effects of a gene mutation in patients with Dravet syndrome.
Aug 20, 2018
Automated detection of focal epileptic seizures in sentinel area of human brain
The goal is an early warning system to block incipient seizures for patients where medications have failed.
Aug 10, 2018
Brain proteins, patterns reveal clues to understanding epilepsy
Research team offers new clues about which key proteins in the brain play a role in controlling epilepsy, anxiety, and other disorders.
Aug 01, 2018
Pregnant with epilepsy? Folic acid may prevent language delays for baby
Women who take epilepsy drugs while they are pregnant may have a lower risk of having a child with delays in language skills if they take folic acid supplements before and early in pregnancy.
Jun 25, 2018
FDA Approves First Cannabis Drug for Rare Forms of Epilepsy
The U.S. FDA approves cannabidiol oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients 2 years of age and older.
Jun 19, 2018
Absence epilepsy—When the brain is like ‘an orchestra without a conductor’
May 17, 2018
Cannabidiol reduces seizures in patients with severe form of epilepsy
Study published in New England Journal of Medicine looked at two doses of cannabis-derived medication's effectiveness in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
May 10, 2018
DBS system for epilepsy recently approved
More options and more choices for people suffering with drug resistant epilepsy will soon be available with the addition of deep brain stimulation.
May 08, 2018
Study finds possibility of new ways to treat, manage epilepsy seizures
New findings demonstrate that there may be ways to address blood-brain barrier dysfunction in epilepsy.
Apr 25, 2018
Lamotrigine: Serious Immune System Reaction
US FDA warns lamotrigine can cause a rare but very serious reaction that excessively activates the body’s infection-fighting immune system.
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