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Is Lamotrigine Safe in Pregnancy?

Researchers evaluated the safety of the anti-epileptic medication, lamotrigine use during pregnancy on newborns and child development.   Most of the curren...

Wireless charging system can power up internal body implants

A new system that that wirelessly charges internal implants and wearables could be about to make life easier for patients with conditions such as epilepsy or di...

Migraine, Tension-Type Headaches Common in Mitochondrial Patients, Study Shows

Researchers found that patients with different types of mitochondrial disease have higher rates of headaches compared to the general population. Tension-type he...

The Complex Relationship Between Stress and Seizures

Actress Melanie Griffith recently revealed that she was diagnosed with epilepsy following a string of seizures over a period of 20 years. Speaking at an event t...

See these first-of-a-kind views of living human nerve cells

New database could shed light on how people’s brains tick   The human brain is teeming with diversity. By plucking out delicate, live tissue during neurosu...

Surgery Decreases Seizures, Increases QOL in Children with Epilepsy

Drug-resistant children and adolescents that undergo epilepsy surgery have a significantly higher rate of seizure-free periods and better quality of life compar...

Scientists developing a pharmaceutical that stops convulsions

Scientists from RUDN University took an active part in the development of a chemical compound to stop convulsions during epileptic seizures. The results of the ...

Star-shaped brain cells orchestrate neural connections

Brains are made of more than a tangled net of neurons. Star-like cells called astrocytes diligently fill in the gaps between neural nets, each wrapping itself a...

Angelman Patients Frequently Have Gastrointestinal Problems, Study Finds

Patients with Angelman syndrome (AS) often have gastrointestinal (GI) issues such as constipation, reflux and abnormal food-related behaviors, according to new ...

Marijuana compound curbs seizures by pushing ‘brakes’ in brain

A compound derived from marijuana may treat a severe form of epilepsy by dampening brain activity, a new study suggests1.   In July, another team reported ...

New amino acid may lead to progress on major maladies

It’s open to different types, but it’s ultimately seeking an exclusive relationship. It knows how to establish a strong bond, but when it does, it t...

It’s ‘Buyer Beware’ When Purchasing Medical Pot Extract Online

People buying a medicinal marijuana extract over the internet often don’t get what they paid for, a new study warns.   Nearly 7 out of 10 cannabidiol...

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