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ADHD Medication Does Not Increase Seizure Risk

ADHD Medication Does Not Increase Seizure Risk

Medication for ADHD does not increase the risk for seizures in people with epilepsy, according to the results of a study published in the February issue of the journal Epilepsia. The research used data from three Swedish registries, identifying more than 21,000 people with a history of seizures born between 1987 and 2003. From this group, researchers identified […]

Neuroelectrics Announces Positive Results for Treatment of Medication-Resistant Epilepsy Using Starstim™

Neuroelectrics Announces Positive Results for Treatment of Medication-Resistant Epilepsy Using Starstim™

At the recent American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Neuroelectrics Corporation presented positive results from its clinical trial treating patients with drug resistant epilepsy with Starstim™, a device that uses mild electric currents applied on the scalp to calm abnormal activity of the brain. Of the seventeen patients that completed the study, treatment […]

NEW DRUG APPLICATION FOR INVESTIGATIONAL ANTI-EPILEPTIC DRUG (AED)

NEW DRUG APPLICATION FOR INVESTIGATIONAL ANTI-EPILEPTIC DRUG (AED)

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder characterized by seizures.4 There are approximately 3.4 million people in the U.S. living with epilepsy, and approximately 65 million worldwide.5 The majority of people with epilepsy (60%) have partial-onset seizures, which are located in just one part of the brain.6 People with epilepsy are also at risk for accidents and other […]

Software to encourage physician-family conversations about epilepsy

Software to encourage physician-family conversations about epilepsy

Digital Health Solutions’ newest module focuses on sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP Physicians can now be alerted to pediatric patients’ risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or SUDEP, during routine primary care visits by using software developed and commercialized by a researcher-entrepreneur at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Digital Health Solutions LLC, […]

Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis

Differences between ketosis and ketoacidosis

Ketosis and ketoacidosis both involve the production of ketones in the body. However, while ketosis is generally safe, ketoacidosis can be life-threatening. Nutritional ketosis occurs when the body starts burning fat instead of glucose. Inducing ketosis is the aim of a ketogenic diet, or “keto” diet, which is a high-fat, very-low-carb diet that can help people lose […]

Newly discovered serious disease in children causing epilepsy!

Newly discovered serious disease in children causing epilepsy!

Researchers have mapped out a newly discovered serious disease which causes children to suffer epileptic seizures, loss of magnesium in urine and reduced intelligence. Two children from Europe and a child from Canada suffer from a previously unknown disease that causes epileptic seizures, loss of magnesium in urine and reduced intelligence at the same time […]

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