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  1. Common drug may advance epilepsy treatment

    Common drug may advance epilepsy treatment

    An over-the-counter drug may prevent epilepsy from developing in its early stages, UC Berkeley researchers discovered, marking this treatment of epilepsy as the first of its kind. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder defined by frequent seizures or short episodes of involuntary trembling that can affect the entire body. According to...

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  2. Two Pediatric Epilepsy Drugs Work Equally Well

    Two Pediatric Epilepsy Drugs Work Equally Well

    Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children — lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) — found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness. Although previous studies gave the edge to Ativan, Dr. James Chamberlain, lead researcher for the new study, gave several reasons why Valium might...

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  3. Your Brain on Alcohol, and AutoImmune Epilepsy

    Your Brain on Alcohol, and AutoImmune Epilepsy

    Molecular analysis of brain tissue from alcoholics revealed numerous differences from normal controls, potentially providing a key link connecting the brain to behavior in chronic alcoholism. Also, another study connects autoimmunity to at least some cases of epilepsy, and a novel antipsychotic drug targets negative symptoms in schizophrenia. This Is...

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