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Common myths about epilepsy and kids

Common myths about epilepsy and kids

Epilepsy is one of the more common neurologic disorders in children. About 1 in 26 people have epilepsy, and 1 in 10 people will have at least one seizure in their lifetime.   Dr. Anthony Fine, a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist at Mayo Clinic, says even though it’s fairly common in children, there are a few misconceptions when […]

Exposure to Anti-Seizure Medications Does Not Appear to Harm Neurologic Development in Young Children

Exposure to Anti-Seizure Medications Does Not Appear to Harm Neurologic Development in Young Children

Published: September 28, 2023 Most mothers who took prescription anti-seizure medications during pregnancy can breathe a sigh of relief: Young children who were exposed to commonly prescribed medications in utero do not have worse neurodevelopmental outcomes than those of healthy women (Lancet Neurol 2023;22[8]:712-722). Commonly used anti-seizure medications, such as lamotrigine and levetiracetam, are generally considered […]

What is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, and what causes it?

What is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, and what causes it?

When 20-year-old Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce died of “sudden unexpected death in epilepsy” (known as SUDEP) in 2019, his parents had not even heard of the condition. “We didn’t know about SUDEP. We have family members who are doctors who never heard of SUDEP,” Cameron’s father Victor said in an interview. We were clueless, completely clueless. […]

60 diseases and conditions linked to drinking alcohol like beer and wine – from cancer to epilepsy

60 diseases and conditions linked to drinking alcohol like beer and wine – from cancer to epilepsy

Researchers have analyzed data identifying that alcohol increases the risk of around 61 diseases and conditions – some of which were never previously linked to boozing Drinking alcohol can put you at risk of developing 60 diseases and conditions, including many which were never previously linked boozing – a recent study has found. The consumption […]

Stay Cool: Hot Weather and Epilepsy

Stay Cool: Hot Weather and Epilepsy

Unusually warm weather can increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy This week (12 June 2023) has seen a rise in temperatures across the UK, with BBC weather reporting that it will stay hot and humid over the next few days. Severe hot weather is dangerous to everyone, but unusually warm weather can […]

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