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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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Novel compounds arrested epilepsy development in mice

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 03:00
A team led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of LSU Health New Orleans' Neuroscience Center of Excellence, has developed neuroprotective compounds that may prevent the...
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US suicide rate for people with Epilepsy exceeds levels in general population

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 03:00
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control studied the prevalence of suicide among people with epilepsy compared to the population...
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Suicide rate is 22% higher among people with epilepsy than the general population

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues first report on epilepsy and suicide.
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New technique could revolutionize surgical treatment of epilepsy

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 10:00
Scientists at the University of Exeter have developed a pioneering new technique that could revolutionise the surgical treatment of epilepsy.
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Can anti-inflammatory therapies be effective against epilepsy?

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:00
In epileptic patients, seizures lead to an increased level of inflammation-related proteins called chemokines in the brain, and systemic inflammation likely helps trigger and promote the recurrence...
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Our biological clock governs neuron reactivity

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 08:00
Researchers from the University of Liège (Belgium), in collaboration with colleagues from Milan (Italy), Surrey (UK) and West Virginia (USA), discovered that controlling neuron reactivity is part...
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Does oral cannabidiol convert to THC, a psychoactive form of cannabinoid, in the stomach?

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:00
A new study demonstrating the conversion of oral cannabidiol (CBD) to the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the presence of gastric fluids could explain why children given CBD to...
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Childhood-onset epilepsy has long-term effects on patients' health and social status

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:00
Children and adolescents with epilepsy experience significant long-term socioeconomic consequences and higher personal health care costs.
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Links between autism and epilepsy deepen

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 03:00
New research shows that having a first-degree relative with epilepsy significantly increases the risk of being diagnosed with autism.
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How stress increases seizures for patients with epilepsy

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 03:00
Epilepsy changes the way the brain responds to stress, researchers find, which may explain why stress can increase seizure frequency.
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Anti-epileptic drug linked to birth defects when taken with other drugs

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 08:00
In an analysis of pregnancies in Australia from 1999 to 2014 in which women were taking anti-epileptic drugs, fetal malformation rates fell over time in pregnancies where only one drug was taken...
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Antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy: Folic acid could help to prevent autism

Wed, 06/01/2016 - 08:00
If pregnant women take antiepileptic drugs, the child can develop autistic traits.
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Calcium channels team up to activate excitable cells

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 04:00
Finding contradicts earlier belief that channels do not work cooperatively.Voltage-gated calcium channels open in unison, rather than independently, to allow calcium ions into and activate...
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Breast cancer drug found to reduce seizures

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 03:00
Findings from animal study could lead to improved seizure treatment in humans.
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Algorithms that can predict epileptic seizures

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:00
Computer scientists and mathematicians at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University in Valencia have developed a prediction model that can warn epileptic sufferers of an upcoming seizure with 20 minutes...
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Targeted orphaned domain may lead to drug therapies: Research key to possible drug therapies for nervous system diseases and inflammatory processes

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 06:00
"Pentameric quaternary structure of the intracellular domain of serotonin type 3A receptors," was published in the April issue of Scientific Reports. Along with her research team, Akash Pandhare, Ph.
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What are Barbiturates? Uses, Side Effects and Health Risks

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 03:00
Learn all about the effects of barbiturates, a class of drugs used to relax and help people sleep. This article will also look at the side effects and health risks for these drugs.
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Finding sheds light on what may kill neurons after stroke

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 04:00
Discovery paves the way for a highly specific drug target for strokes and brain injuries.
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Salts in the brain control our sleep-wake cycle

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 04:00
Danish research is behind a new epoch-making discovery, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a critical role in whether we are asleep or awake.
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Brain signals between seizures may explain memory problems in patients with epilepsy

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:00
Study suggests how future devices might prevent cognitive deficits. Between seizures and continually, brain cells in epileptic patients send signals that make "empty memories," perhaps explaining...
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