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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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over 4 years

New pill developed to suppress epilepsy seizures

From medicalnewstoday.com

Within a decade, people with drug-resistant epilepsy may be able to take a pill to suppress seizures as required, in a similar way to how we take painkillers to relieve a headache. Around 50 million people have epilepsy worldwide. Of these, about 70% respond positively to anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).

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over 4 years

Epilepsy and Migraines

By Phylis Johnson — From epilepsytalk.com

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

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almost 7 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…

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over 7 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.

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over 7 years

Bill Allowing Cannabis Oil to Treat Epilepsy Now S.C. Law

From wltx.com

Since the oil has been illegal it's not immediately available in the state. Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill allowing people in South Carolina with severe epilepsy to use CBD oil, which comes from the marijuana plant, as a treatment option. The oil must be prescribed by…

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over 4 years

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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over 4 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…

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about 7 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…

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over 7 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…

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over 7 years