Category: "Epilepsy"

Study shows epilepsy drug may protect MS patients’ vision

Study shows epilepsy drug may protect MS patients’ vision

A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may surprisingly protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015. “About half of people with MS experience at […]

Sleep Apnea and Heavy Snoring Linked to Cognitive Decline

Sleep Apnea and Heavy Snoring Linked to Cognitive Decline

Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may be linked to memory and thinking decline at an earlier age, according to a new study published in the April 15, 2015, online issue ofNeurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The research also suggests that treating the disorders with a breathing machine may delay the […]

Acting Out Dreams Is Often Early Sign of Parkinson’s Disease

Acting Out Dreams Is Often Early Sign of Parkinson’s Disease

A rare sleep disorder that makes people act out their dreams may be an early warning of a deadly neurological illness, a new review of previous research suggests. About half of people who have a condition known as rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder will develop Parkinson’s disease or a related disorder within a decade […]

Topiramate/Topamax May Trigger, Exacerbate Eating Disorders

Topiramate/Topamax May Trigger, Exacerbate Eating Disorders

Topiramate (Topamax) prescribed for epilepsy and migraine prevention may trigger or worsen eating disorder symptoms in susceptible adolescents, new research shows. Used in children to treat epilepsy as well as episodic and chronic migraine, in 2014 topiramate was also approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for migraine prevention in adolescents.

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