Epilepsy & Seizures News

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.
Feb 14, 2018
Can learning stress-reducing techniques help reduce seizures?
Learning techniques to help manage stress may help people with epilepsy reduce how often they have seizure.
Jan 10, 2018
Are there signs of CTE in the brain tissue of younger people with epilepsy?
Study suggests tau accumulation in brain is unlikely contributor to cognitive impairment in younger patients with epilepsy with localized seizures who do not respond well to medications.
Oct 17, 2017
Mechanism explains how seizures may lead to memory loss
Understanding of mechanism may lead to future strategies to reduce cognitive deficits in Alzheimer disease and other conditions associated with seizures, such as epilepsy.
Oct 16, 2017
A dietary supplement dampens the brain hyperexcitability seen in seizures or epilepsy
These results, seen in animal models, represent a potentially novel therapeutic target for the treatment of seizure disorders.
Sep 13, 2017
Systems analysis points to links between Toxoplasma infection and common brain diseases
Infection with Toxoplasma gondii may alter, and in some cases amplify, several brain disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases as well as some cancers.
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