Category: "Epilepsy"

Women With Epilepsy Can Also Be Mothers

Women With Epilepsy Can Also Be Mothers

With careful management, most women with epilepsy can safely give birth to a healthy baby. If you or someone you love is a woman with epilepsy, then you may be wondering if motherhood is an option. The good news is that in most cases, the answer is yes. But not everyone is aware of the […]

Existing anti-inflammatory drugs may be effective in treating epilepsy

Existing anti-inflammatory drugs may be effective in treating epilepsy

In epileptic patients, seizures lead to an increased level of inflammation-related proteins called chemokines in the brain, and systemic inflammation likely helps trigger and promote the recurrence of seizures, making inflammation a promising new target for anticonvulsant therapy. The latest evidence on one particular chemokine of interest, CCL2, and its potential role in human epilepsy […]

Single Dose of Old Drug Boosts Memory, Attention

Single Dose of Old Drug Boosts Memory, Attention

A drug that for a century has been safely used as a stain and to treat medical disorders could boost activity in brain regions linked to short-term memory and attention, results of a placebo- controlled study demonstrate. Using functional MRI (fMRI), researchers found that a single oral dose of methylene blue increased brain activity in […]

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