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Examining the Relationship Between Epilepsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder

During the NDC Symposium-Neurobiology of Disease in Children: Session I: Clinical Aspects at the 43rd Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting, held in Columbus, OH, October 22-25, Roberto Tuchman, MD, delivered a presentation that looked some of the mechanisms shared by epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that lead to overlapping symptoms, and reviewed current research […]

NEUROLOGY: Gastric Surgery May Be Risk Factor for Headaches

Bariatric surgery may be a risk factor for a condition that causes severe headaches, according to a study published in the October 22, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In the study, gastric bypass surgery and gastric banding surgery were associated with later developing a condition called […]

5 DAYS AWAY: November is Epilepsy Awareness Month!

EpilepsyU wants the stories page to go viral in the month of November for Epilepsy Awareness Month! November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and we want everyone to share their epilepsy story! We will edit and post as many as we can each day, we already have over 50 stories posted at ‘EpilepsyU Stories‘ ( Please share […]

Seizure-Related Injuries Relatively Low in Children

One in 8 children with epilepsy had at least one significant injury over the course of several years, with injuries occurring more often in those with intellectual disability or symptomatic generalized epilepsy (SGE), a new study shows. The injuries were mostly preventable, said Carol Camfield, MD, who along with her husband and coauthor Peter Camfield, […]

Initial Data on ‘Pharma Grade’ Cannabidiol in Epilepsy

Initial data from an open-label study in treatment-resistant epilepsy of pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol — the nonpsychoactive ingredient in marijuana that is believed to be responsible for its antiepileptic action — suggest that it reduces seizure rate by about 30%. The product, said to be 98% pure cannabidiol, in development under the brand name Epidiolex by GW Pharmaceuticals, which […]

Surgery May Prolong Life in Some Children With Epilepsy

Epilepsy surgery adds several years to the life expectancy of children with refractory epilepsy who are deemed suitable surgical candidates, and it may improve their quality of life compared with continuing medical therapy only, a new study suggests. While there’s a growing consensus that surgery is sometimes an optimal choice in some pediatric patients, the […]