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Epilepsy drug is the new meow meow

DRUG users are beating the ban on meow meow by taking a potentially lethal epilepsy pill. Phenazepam, widely available on the internet, mimics the effects of the former “legal high”. But Britain’s leading toxicologists issued an urgent warning yesterday after it was linked to a string of overdose cases. Phenazepam was found in the blood […]

Overview of seizure-alert dogs

 Natalie Elwer, Columbus Dogs Examiner – July 8, 2011 Disclaimer: Seizure-Alert Dogs are only known to detect epileptic seizures.  For a guide to epilepsy, please visit The Epilepsy Foundation.Seizure-Alert Dogs are service dogs trained to warn their owners of an oncoming seizure.  Dogs alert of a seizureby circling, pawing, barking, or other similar behaviors.  During a […]

Microsystem for Better Drug-Testing

ScienceDaily (July 6, 2011) — A University of Southampton nanoscientist is working on a new microsystem for more efficient testing of pharmaceutical drugs to treat diseases such as cystic fibrosis, MG (myasthenia gravis) and epilepsy. Dr Maurits de Planque of ECS-Electronics and Computer Science at the University will develop a new method to investigate the […]

Precautions – Sudden Death Risk of Epilepsy

Precautions – Sudden Death Risk of Epilepsy

July 5, 2011 — People with epilepsy who are otherwise healthy are known to have a risk of unexplained sudden death that is more than 20 times higher than the general population. Doctors call it sudden unexpected death in epilepsy or SUDEP. However, that risk may be reduced by a variety of precautions, a new […]

The Lowdown on Phenytoin

The Lowdown on Phenytoin

One of the most commonly prescribed antiepileptic drugs is phenytoin, otherwise known as the brand name of Dilantin®. This medication which was discovered in 1938 was found to be one of the earliest agents with a potential to stop seizures, yet without causing sedation. As a result and because there were very few drugs in […]