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Epilepsy is relatively common - it is a group of disorders that involve recurrent seizures. Epilepsy can start at any age, but it mostly begins during childhood. Treatment involves using epilepsy drugs to control seizures. In rare cases, surgery may be used to either remove a specific area of the brain that is affected, or install an electrical device to assist in controlling seizures.
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Depression in young people affects the stomach, anxiety the skin

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 09:00
Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal patterns in young...
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Epilepsy - why do seizures sometimes continue after surgery?

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 03:00
New research from the University of Liverpool, published in the journal Brain, has highlighted the potential reasons why many patients with severe epilepsy still continue to experience seizures...
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Maternal rheumatoid arthritis linked to childhood epilepsy

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 03:00
New research examines the link between mothers and fathers with rheumatoid arthritis and the risk of their children developing epilepsy.
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Hippocampus: What is its Function?

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 03:00
The hippocampus is a part of the brain that plays a huge role in memory and how knowledge is obtained. Learn more about its health and functions here.
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Should video monitors be used to detect night-time seizures in patients with epilepsy?

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 03:00
Following a sudden death at a residential care unit, the Dutch Health and Care Inspectorate advised to intensify the use of video monitoring at the unit.
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The 'worm' holds the key to treating epilepsy: New possibilities for rapid drug discovery

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 08:00
Current methods to control epilepsy are not only inefficient but haven't improved in more than 150 years when the first anticonvulsant drug was developed.
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Scientists track down possible new treatment for epilepsy

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 03:00
Increasing the concentration of specific fats in the brain could suppress epileptic seizures.
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People with epilepsy face increased risks of discrimination and other negative life events

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 03:00
In a recent analysis, people with epilepsy were seven-fold more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population.
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Epilepsy drugs work by 'wedging themselves' into receptors

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 03:00
Examining the nature of epilepsy drug interactions promises to help improve treatment. There are still many molecular mysteries to be solved.
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Epilepsy surgery found safe and cost-effective

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 03:00
Research has shown that surgery can provide important benefits for patients with epilepsy. Now a new study finds that it is also cost-effective.
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Newer epilepsy drugs taken while pregnant not associated with lower IQs in children

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 03:00
Two epilepsy drugs, levetiracetam and topiramate, may not harm the thinking skills and IQs of school-age children born to women who took them while pregnant, according to a recent study.
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Relief for epilepsy at the scale of a single cell

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 03:00
Researchers at Linköping University have developed in collaboration with French colleagues a small device that both detects the initial signal of an epileptic attack and doses a substance that...
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