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Scientists uncover how rare gene mutation affects brain development and memory

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, have found that a rare gene mutation alters brain development in mice, impairing memor...

New causative gene found in severe childhood epilepsy

A large international research team has discovered a new genetic cause for a severe, difficult-to-treat childhood epilepsy syndrome. Spontaneous mutations in on...

Childhood Seizures After Phototherapy

A follow-up study of Danish babies with neonatal hyperbilirubinaemia* who had been treated with phototherapy discovered a modest increase in the risk of childho...

Just the right dose: antiepileptic drug clearance changes during pregnancy

Study finds significant changes in how seizure medications are metabolized during the different trimesters of pregnancy BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S HOSPITAL Durin...

Nocturnal Monitoring May Reduce SUDEP in Severe Epilepsy

Monitoring patients with severe epilepsy in residential care facilities during the night was associated with a much lower rate of sudden unexplained death in ep...

Unplanned Pregnancy May Double Miscarriage Risk in Epilepsy Patients

The rate of miscarriage was doubled in women with epilepsy whose pregnancies were unplanned, a survey of Epilepsy Birth Control Registry participants found. Amo...

What are the health effects of chronic stress?

We share this article since we all know stress is a trigger for seizures. EpilepsyU Short-lived feelings of stress are a regular part of daily life. When these ...

FDA Expands Use of Epilepsy Drug Perampanel (Fycompa) to Younger Children

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted expanded approval of perampanel (Fycompa, Esai Inc) for the treatment of “partial-onset seizures (PO...

Epilepsy drug (Gabapentin/Neuronton) linked to opioid misuse

A recent study conducted by Duquesne University professor John Tomko has linked high dosages of the epilepsy drug Gabapentin to opioid abuse. Based on the findi...

Study: Infants’ jaundice treatment may increase risk of developing epilepsy

Treating newborns for jaundice with phototherapy could increase the child risk of developing epilepsy, especially in boys, according to a study. Researchers ana...

Today Is a Historic Day – DEA Schedules First FDA Marijuania Based Medication

Thursday, September 27 marks a historic day. Today the DEA (United States Drug Enforcement Administration) scheduled the first marijuana based medication. Epidi...

Does exercise improve memory?

According to a recent study, just a few minutes of light exercise can give your brain an immediate push in the right direction, helping to improve memory. Exerc...