Epilepsy in the News Your source for epilepsy-related news from around the web.

Not sure what to submit? Read our news guidelines first.

Epilepsy and Migraines

By Phylis Johnson — From epilepsytalk.com

— This article has some good information on the relationship between Epilepsy and Migraines.

Views 428 Comments 0 Likes 0
over 2 years

Introduction to Potiga: Intermediate

By Dr. Joseph Sirven reviews this new medicine. — From epilepsy.com

— Introducing Potiga™® (Ezogabine) One of the exciting new developments in 2011 is the introduction of new antiepileptic drugs for their use in epilepsy. One of the new medications that has recently been approved and will soon be available for use is…

Views 568 Comments 0 Likes 1
almost 3 years

Flu Vaccine: A Matter of Life or Death?

By Epilepsy Connect Staff — From cdc.gov

— The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says everyone age 6 months and older should get an annual flu vaccine. But, for people with epilepsy, it’s especially important.
Most people who get the flu have just mild illness and can recover in less than two weeks.

Views 447 Comments 0 Likes 1
almost 3 years

Use of aromatherapy (with or without hypnosis) in the treatment of intractable epilepsy

By TIM BETTS — From elsevierhealth.com

— We have been trying the effect of aromatherapy (with or without hypnosis) in patients with intractable epilepsy who ask for it. This is a report of the first 100 patients to try the treatment, followed up for at least two years after the treatment ended. It…

Views 420 Comments 1 Likes 3
about 3 years

Epilepsy is just part of the landscape

By WILLIAM WREN — From canadaeast.com

— If I could have my friend Les from Alberta tell you about the time I had a grand mal seizure (the full blown, convulsive kind of seizure), he would send you fleeing to the bathroom with laughter. He has a way of telling a story.
Seizures can…

Views 511 Comments 0 Likes 1
about 3 years

Lundbeck announces availability of ONFI Tablets in the U.S.

By News Medical — From news-medical.net

— Lundbeck announced today that ONFI Tablets are now available for prescribing in the United States. The FDA recently approved ONFI for adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) in patients two years and older. ONFI is an oral anti-epileptic drug (AED) of the…

Views 442 Comments 0 Likes 0
over 2 years

NEUROLOGY/LASER SURGERY: Minimally invasive laser surgery revolutionizes epilepsy treatment

By Bio Optics World — From bioopticsworld.com

— “Based on our experience, we believe the use of MRI-guided laser surgery will change the face of epilepsy treatment and provide a life-changing option for many epilepsy surgery candidates—both children and adults,” said Dr. Angus Wilfong, director of Texas Children’s Hospital’s (TCH’s) comprehensive epilepsy program…

Views 517 Comments 0 Likes 0
almost 3 years

Sudden Death in Epilepsy Plunges With Drug Treatment

By Joyce Frieden — From medpagetoday.com

— Epilepsy patients with previously uncontrolled seizures have a much lower rate of sudden death if they are given adjunctive anti-epilepsy drugs, a meta-analysis has found. n an examination of 112 trials, the odds ratio for sudden unexpected death (SUDEP) in patients randomly assigned to anti-epileptic drugs…

Views 509 Comments 0 Likes 1
almost 3 years

The Effects of Music on the Mind Beyond Soothing the Savage Beast

By Kristian David Olson — From reversespins.com

— Are people typically geniuses? Statistically, people probably are not. In fact, most people probably aren't even intellectually gifted at all. Most people are likely to be pretty much average, maybe a little bit above average, or a little below, but very average none the less.

Views 547 Comments 1 Likes 2
about 3 years

When Were Your AED's Approved?

By Andy Morley — From ukepilepsy.com

— Ever wondered when your Anti Epilepsy Drugs were first approved for use? The UK Epilepsy Blog has a "timeline" info graphic for you to look at.

Views 409 Comments 0 Likes 0
about 3 years