Epilepsy & Seizures News

Nov 22, 2019
FDA approves new treatment for adults with partial-onset seizures
XCOPRI (cenobamate tablets) is a new option to treat adults with partial-onset seizures.
Sep 04, 2019
Why do some people stop breathing after seizures?
New study finds that serotonin may provide a clue.
Aug 26, 2019
Breaching the brain’s defense causes epilepsy
Scientific study proves the relevance of glial cells for epileptic seizures and shows potential for new therapies.
Jul 29, 2019
SUDEP: Untangling the Causes
Amygdalar function may be key to the leading cause of epileptic death.
Jul 26, 2019
Preclinical study of therapeutic strategy for Lafora disease shows promise
New type of drug is a first-in-class therapy for Lafora disease and an example of precision medicine that has potential for treating other types of aggregate-based neurologic diseases.
Jul 22, 2019
Researchers reduce seizures by removing newborn neurons
Findings reveal specific time frame for post-injury intervention.
Jul 08, 2019
Cannabis dosage studied to reduce seizures in children with severe epilepsy
Medicinal cannabis can reduce or end seizures in children with severe, drug-resistant epilepsy.
Jun 20, 2019
Even people with well-controlled epilepsy may be at risk for sudden death
A new study findings are contrary to previous, smaller studies.
May 14, 2019
Risk of cardiovascular complications post-surgery doubles for patients with sleep apnea
Patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery.
May 13, 2019
New tool to predict epileptic seizures in pregnancy could save lives
New risk calculator for pregnant women with epilepsy has been found to accurately predict the risk of seizures during pregnancy and could save the lives of mothers and babies.
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