Category: "Epilepsy"

Seizures more common after venous stroke

Seizures more common after venous stroke

Epileptic seizures are frequent among patients with cerebral venous thrombosis—a blood clot affecting the venous system of the brain. A thesis from University of Gothenburg suggests that some of these patients should be diagnosed with epilepsy and offered medication to prevent further seizures. Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an unusual cause of stroke that mainly […]

Can a Service Dog Make Me Healthier?

Can a Service Dog Make Me Healthier?

A lot of us say that our dogs make us happy. During Covid, one study even suggested that owning a dog helped stave off depression, but dogs can be more than just good company. They can help you manage chronic diseases from epilepsy to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As Christine Henry, a licensed psychologist in Texas, explains, […]

COVID-19 infections increase risk of long-term brain problems

COVID-19 infections increase risk of long-term brain problems

Strokes, seizures, memory and movement disorders among problems that develop in first year after infection A comprehensive analysis of federal data by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows people who have had COVID-19 are at an elevated risk of developing neurological conditions within the first year after infection. Movement disorders, […]

Lipocine Shifts Pipeline Focus to CNS Disorders (Updated)

Lipocine Shifts Pipeline Focus to CNS Disorders (Updated)

Utah-based Lipocine Inc. will undergo a strategic realignment and focus on developing a pipeline of differentiated products for central nervous system (CNS) disorders. The company announced its new focus Monday morning and will aim its Lip’ral oral drug delivery technology at developing oral neuroactive steroids. The announcement was made prior to the release of near-term clinical milestones for […]

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