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Epilepsy News Articles (4 results)

Epilepsy by the numbers

By Jessica Keenan Smith — From disaboom.com

— According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), “Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain sometimes signal abnormally.” This means that when those clusters of nerve cells in the brain signal in a…

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over 3 years

Childhood Epilepsy Triples the Long Term Mortality Risk

By Dr. Nithin Jayan — From medindia.net

— Onset of epilepsy during childhood triples the long term mortality risk, suggests a recently published study in a medical journal. Epilepsy is a condition characterized by recurrent seizures. It is perhaps the second most common chronic neurological condition seen by neurologists. Three to five per…

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almost 4 years

New Birth Defect Warning for Topamax

By Jennifer Warner — From webmd.com

— March 4, 2011 — Taking the epilepsy drug topiramate (Topamax) during pregnancy raises the risk of oral cleft birth defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate, according to a new warning issued by the FDA.
New drug registry data show that the risk of oral birth…

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almost 4 years

SmartWatch Could Serve as 'Seismograph' for Seizure Detection

By Mike Martin TechNewsWorld — From technewsworld.com

— Although it is still in the testing stage, the SmartWatch could eventually play an important role in the care of patients with epilepsy. The device can't predict or prevent seizures, but it can alert caregivers when one is taking place. It could be particularly…

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almost 4 years