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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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Could an epilepsy drug help to slow Alzheimer's?

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A drug used to reduce seizures has been found to normalize brain wave frequencies in patients with Alzheimer's. Could this drug help to slow the disease?
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Epilepsy and natural treatments: Can they help?

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:00
What are the causes of epilepsy and can natural treatments help? Learn about eight natural remedies for epilepsy and what studies and research suggests.
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Newly discovered micro-gene may protect against epilepsy

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:00
Researchers have found a certain microRNA that protects the brain of genetically modified mice from developing epileptic seizures.
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Epilepsy drug therapies to be improved by new targeted approach

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 03:00
New research from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, has identified a protein that could help...
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Why do some images cause seizures while others do not?

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 03:00
New research examines why some static images - that is, without any motion or flicker - can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy.
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Brain model explores the cause of different epileptic seizure onset patterns

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 03:00
At the onset of an epileptic seizure, differing characteristics of brain tissue surrounding the seizure's origin site may determine which of two main patterns of brain activity will be seen...
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Pinpointing where seizures are coming from, by looking between the seizures

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 03:00
A computational approach developed at Boston Children's Hospital, described in the journal Neurosurgery, could enable more patients with epilepsy to benefit from surgery when medications do not help.
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Antidepressant may enhance drug delivery to the brain

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 03:00
New research from the National Institutes of Health found that pairing the antidepressant amitriptyline with drugs designed to treat central nervous system diseases, enhances drug delivery to the...
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Cannabis compound may halve seizures for patients with severe epilepsy

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 03:00
Cannabidiol - an active component of cannabis - more than halved the frequency of atonic seizures for patients with severe epilepsy, a new study reveals.
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Study finds genetic basis for drug response in childhood absence epilepsy

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 03:00
Consider two children who have childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), the most common form of pediatric epilepsy.
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Is early pregnancy BMI associated with increased risk of childhood epilepsy?

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 03:00
Increased risk for childhood epilepsy was associated with maternal overweight or obesity in early pregnancy in a study of babies born in Sweden, according to a study published online by JAMA...
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Yeast extract may boost brain function

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:00
Researchers suggest that a popular British brand of yeast extract, Marmite, may boost brain function by increasing levels of the neurotransmitter GABA.
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Neurological diseases cost the U.S. nearly $800 billion per year

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 09:00
A new paper published in the Annals of Neurology reports the most common neurological diseases pose a serious annual financial burden for the nation.
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Electrical brain stimulation found to improve working memory

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 03:00
Scientists use transcranial alternating current stimulation to improve working memory. The findings may one day help patients to recover from brain injury.
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Updated epilepsy classification may lead to advances in diagnosis, treatment, and research

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 09:00
It has been nearly three decades since experts published a classification system related to epilepsy.
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