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Epilepsy News Articles (10 results)

Seizures late in life may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease

From sciencedaily.com

Patients with epilepsy who had amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) or Alzheimer disease (AD) presented earlier with cognitive decline than patients who did not have epilepsy, according to a report published by JAMA Neurology, a JAMA Network publication.

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about 4 years

Potential genetic link between epilepsy, neurodegenerative disorders

From sciencedaily.com

A potential link between epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders has been uncovered by new research. "This is, to our knowledge, the first direct genetic evidence demonstrating that mutations in the fly version of a known human epilepsy gene produce seizures through altered vesicle transport," says the senior author of the study.

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almost 4 years

Fish oil may help curb seizure frequency in epilepsy

From sciencedaily.com

Low doses of fish oil may help to curb the frequency of epileptic seizures when drug treatment no longer works, suggests a small study. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are able to cross over from the bloodstream into heart cells where they work to stabilize heart rhythm…

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almost 4 years
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Marijuana Extract for Children With Epilepsy Is Questioned

From wsj.com

Studies are under way to test the effectiveness of a marijuana extract that has been hailed as a wonder drug by some parents whose children suffer severe forms of epilepsy. But as initial findings from several researchers trickle in, the results are proving mixed.

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over 3 years

Important clues to genetics of epilepsy uncovered by International study

From sciencedaily.com

A significant genetic component of Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy, the most common form of epilepsy, has been discovered by an international team of researchers. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by sudden, uncontrolled electrical discharges in the brain expressed as a seizure. The new research implicates a mutation in the gene…

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about 4 years

Mouse model for epilepsy, Alzheimer's gives window into working brain

From sciencedaily.com

A genetically engineered line of mice has been developed that is expected to open the door to new research on epilepsy, Alzheimer's and other diseases. The mice carry a protein marker, which changes in degree of fluorescence in response to different calcium levels.

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almost 4 years
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The Cost of Epilepsy Medications

From healthline.com

In the last few decades, the quality of epilepsy and seizure treatments has improved dramatically. New treatment medications are coming to the market each year-but with a hefty price tag. These treatments are typically more expensive than older treatments. If you have seizures or have been diagnosed with epilepsy, you…

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over 3 years
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11 Steps for Easier Travel With Epilepsy

From everydayhealth.com

Having epilepsy doesn't mean you're limited to being an armchair traveler. "As long as you plan and are careful, travel by any means is very doable," says Joseph Sirven, MD, chairman of the Epilepsy Foundation's professional advisory board and a professor and chairman of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in…

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over 3 years
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Epilepsy patients need a revolution (Opinion) - CNN.com

From cnn.com

These days, it's almost commonplace to learn of successful efforts by parents of children with epilepsy to gain access to medical marijuana for their kids. I have been part of that effort, and I am struck by how dramatically this campaign has highlighted what it's like to live with unremitting…

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about 3 years