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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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almost 3 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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almost 3 years
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Can epilepsy now be controlled with diet?

From nj.com

Eight-year-old Madeline Mon of Chatham experienced her first seizure shortly after she turned six; a second one would follow two weeks later. After receiving an official diagnosis of epilepsy and being prescribed medication, however, her condition continued to worsen. "Madeline had four tonic-clonic convulsive seizures 1-2 weeks apart followed by…

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over 2 years
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What You Should Know About Epilepsy

From keranews.org

Epilepsy affects about three million people in the U.S. alone. But while people associate seizures with the disorder, a lot of myths persist about epilepsy. Highlights from the interview with Dr. Sadat Shamim, director of inpatient neurology at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas: About epilepsy: "Epilepsy is the fourth…

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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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almost 3 years
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5 Things You Can Do About a Bad Night's Sleep

From everydayhealth.com

Many people think of sleep as a luxury or a necessary evil - as downtime that interferes with their ability to get more things done in a day. The reality is that a good night's sleep is vital to our physical and mental well-being.

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over 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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over 2 years
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Could Extremely Low-Calorie Diets Help Some Illnesses?

From wsj.com

Calorie-restrictive diets are showing promise to potentially treat an array of medical conditions. Scientists have investigated the effect of extremely low-calorie diets on a range of illnesses, from autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis to asthma.

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over 2 years