Category: "Epilepsy"

Scientists uncover how rare gene mutation affects brain development and memory

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 memory and disrupting the communication between nerve cells. They also show memory problems could be improved by transplanting a specific type of nerve cell into the brain. The findings were published today […]

Unplanned Pregnancy May Double Miscarriage Risk in Epilepsy Patients

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. Among women with epilepsy, spontaneous fetal loss occurred in 35% of unplanned versus 16% of planned pregnancies, reported Andrew Herzog, MD, MSc, of Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston, and colleagues in JAMA Neurology. “This […]

What are the health effects of chronic stress?

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 feelings become chronic, or long-lasting, they can severely impact a person’s health. In this article, we look at what chronic stress is, how to identify it, and the medical […]

Newer epilepsy drugs fail to improve outcomes

Newer epilepsy drugs fail to improve outcomes

Overall treatment outcomes in patients with epilepsy have failed to improve, despite the proliferation of several newer antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) with different mechanisms, according to a recent study published in JAMA Neurology. Treatment outcomes in patients with epilepsy have not improved, despite the advent of more than 15 newer antiepileptic drugs.   “Despite the availability of […]

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