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Epilepsy News Articles (10 results)

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Epilepsy surgery can help with seizures

From miamiherald.com

When Alejandro Hernandez was 6, he had his first grand mal seizure. He lost consciousness, control of his body and every single memory he had. By the time he was 23, he had had two more grand mal seizures - one in his teens and another in his early 20s…

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over 2 years
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Epilepsy and Migraine A Common Ground

From neurologyadvisor.com

Epilepsy and Migraine: A Common Ground? Migraine and epilepsy have several things in common: they often co-occur and share similar symptoms, each is generally undertreated, one is often misdiagnosed as the other, 1 and various medications are effective in treating both disorders.

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over 2 years
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Katie Hopkins Has Part Of Her Brain Removed In 12 Hour Surgery

From yahoo.com

Katie Hopkins revealed last year that she was terrified of dying as she prepared to undergo grueling brain surgery in a bid to reduce the amount of seizures she suffers due to epilepsy. The mum-of-three went in for the twelve-hour surgery yesterday and has now tweeted that she's still the…

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about 2 years
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Can Even Well-Controlled Epilepsy Affect Life Outcomes?

From goodtherapy.org

Controlling the symptoms of epilepsy improves life outcomes, but young adults diagnosed with epilepsy during childhood may face educational, legal, and social difficulties, even when their seizures are controlled well, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Epilepsy, which causes seizures, is the fourth most common neurological issue, affecting between…

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about 2 years
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Nerve damage in MS could be prevented with epilepsy drug

From medicalnewstoday.com

At present, there is no treatment to prevent nerve damage in people with multiple sclerosis. But according to new research, a drug currently used to treat epilepsy could bring us closer to one. Researchers found the epilepsy drug phenytoin reduced nerve damage in people with optic neuritis.

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about 2 years
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450 cases of birth defects from anti-epilepsy drug in France: officials

From yahoo.com

A common drug used to treat epilepsy has caused congenital defects in around 450 babies in France who were exposed to the medication before birth in the uterus, according to an estimate by health authorities published Tuesday. The estimate for all of France was extrapolated from data obtained in the…

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about 2 years
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Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk

From everydayhealth.com

The widely prescribed drug pregabalin ( Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests. In a small study, researchers found that among women taking Lyrica during the first trimester of pregnancy, 6 percent had infants with major birth defects.

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almost 2 years