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A microgene might offer protection against epilepsy

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Millions of people in the world suffer from Epilepsy. However, not much is known about this condition. Now a recent research might have located a micro gene which explains why is it that some people suffer from epileptic seizures and others don’t. A neurological condition, Epilepsy affects over 5 million Americans. Worldwide, it is estimated […]

Marijuana-Based Medicine Might Benefit Epilepsy Patients

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Previous research has claimed that cannabis oil can be beneficial for people with a rare and severe type of epilepsy, LGS or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. A new study backs this claim, after it found cannabis oil to show a lot of promise in reducing seizures in patients with LGS. The findings of this study were released […]

FDA Gives Approval To Briviact For Treating Partial Onset Seizures

Friday, February 26th, 2016

The FDA has given approval to Briviact to be used as an add-on treatment along with other drugs for treating partial onset seizures in epilepsy patients aged 16 years or more. Epilepsy causes recurring seizures, defined as episodes of abnormal brain activity for a short duration. Common symptoms of which include uncontrolled spasms or movements […]

Marijuana Extract May Be Useful In Treatment of Epilepsy

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

According to a new study, CBD, a compound naturally present in marijuana, might reduce the frequency of seizures in patients having treatment-resistant epilepsy. Researchers reported that epilepsy patients who supplemented their current treatments with 99 percent CBD (CBD stands for cannabidiol) oil experienced a 37 percent reduction in their seizure attacks over a period of […]

Epileptics have greater risk of death during delivery

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Pregnant women diagnosed with epilepsy have an over ten times greater risk of dying during their delivery hospitalization, according to a recent study. The study was led by Sarah MacDonald of Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts. It looked at around 20 million women discharged after delivery in 2007-2011. The risk […]

Epilepsy drug use during pregnancy linked to developmental issues in children

Friday, November 7th, 2014

According to a new review, using epilepsy medication during pregnancy may lead to cognitive development problems in children. The review, led by Rebecca Bromley, ClinPsyD, PhD, of the Institute of Human Development at the University of Manchester, UK, compared the cognitive development of children with mothers having no epilepsy and untreated epilepsy. The researchers found […]

Cannabidiol may be used for preventing seizures in epilepsy patients

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

A compound called Cannabidio in marijuana may be useful in preventing seizures in epilepsy patients who were resistant to treatment, according to a new study. Medical marijuana has been proven effective in treating loss of appetite and nausea too. Cannabidiol, brand name Epidiolex, was the focus of this latest study led by Orrin Devinsky, MD, […]

Virus infection related to epilepsy in children

Monday, July 9th, 2012

A new study has found that the roseola virus infection is common in children who suffer from epilepsy. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Leon Epstein, MD from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The results of the study […]

Epilepsy and schizophrenia interrelated

Friday, June 15th, 2012

There are strong links between schizophrenia and epilepsy, says a new study. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Dr. Mary Cannon. The study was supported and funded by a Grable Independent Investigator Award from National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the Stanley Medical Research Institute, the Wellcome Trust […]

Epilepsy recovery to be determined by first treatment response

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

A new study has found that the epilepsy control in the patients could be determined by his response to the first treatment for the disease. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Patrick Kwan, MD, PhD from the University of Melbourne in Australia. The results of the study were published in […]

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